the duffy

Discussion in 'Canada' started by rubyian, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. rubyian

    rubyian n00b

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    Rode the duffy saturday april 28 and other than being cold the road was great,most frost heaves are gone
    and no gravel in the corners,a few small potholes in the older sections..:D
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  2. jackd

    jackd Long timer

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    So you made it - did you get home by 2:00 P.M. like you planned? It was good meeting you at the Timmy's in Squamish. It was a very nice day for a ride.... I liked it so much I went up there again this morning. Today I met another rider from our age group, and spent the good part of an hour discussing bikes. Hopefully he's going to show up on the forum here as well. Have a safe riding season!
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  3. rubyian

    rubyian n00b

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    I did not get out of squamish till two(know lots of people there) electric vest is now at the top
    of my want list.Nice talking to you ...that is a nice ride you have take care good luck on the
    island
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  4. MerlotMax

    MerlotMax Adventurer

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    Thanks for the update. I was thinking of heading that way soon. Feeling the need for a good days ride. I am already growing weary of the few hour loops in the valley.
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  5. MerlotMax

    MerlotMax Adventurer

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    Rode the Duffey yesterday.

    Rain on and off from N,Van to Pemberton, in the morning. After that the weather was fantastic. Very little traffic and road was in good shape. Did not like the groove that runs down the center of the lane for almost the whole stretch of the older road. Almost like a snow grader cut too deep when making a pass. Went through to Cache Creek, that did make the day a bit longer, 706 kms from door to door.

    Overall a great day for the Bandit and I.
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  6. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    was on it last summer, lots of motorhome traffic, seems its on the route rental places give out. I wish it was rougher as in years past wah :cry still its a hell of a fun trip
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  7. Motojournalism

    Motojournalism motojournalism.com

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    Love that road, probably my favourite on the continent :ricky

    Is it still gravel in sections? I seem to remember a bit near the top, not sure if it was just construction...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/antontrax/4033008387/" title="Way out West-1126 by Motojournalism.com, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2428/4033008387_059b57f586_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="Way out West-1126"></a>
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  8. MerlotMax

    MerlotMax Adventurer

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    No gravel, newer pavement out of Pemberton to about half way then the older road. Purposly choose the more questionable weather day to try to avoid more traffic.
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  9. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    The old Dusty....what we called it when I lived/worked in Pemberton/Squamish. Lets see they paved it in 1991??? That's when I went to Alaska and left that way. Was all ready for the coat of tar, sure as heck was Dusty. I looked like a Cowboy when I got off it.:D

    Just drove it last year with a couple friends, we sure stopped quite a few times to pick rocks off the road, big ones too....:eek1
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  10. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

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    The road to Darcy(and back) is a great addition to this ride.
    The road beyond Darcy is even better, of course,
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  11. David_Moen

    David_Moen Long timer

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    I love the big downhill sweepers as you drop into Pemberton, I make fighter plane noises....
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  12. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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  13. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    was right behind a euro dude that dropped a big BMW on the bottom sweeper, i dont think he was paying attention. forgot to take pics :1drink wasnt close enough to see it happen , bruised but not hurt. called bmw service to pick him up
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