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Discussion in 'Canada' started by MANXMAN, Jan 31, 2008.
Some of my pics
And from Edmonton, thanks very much for the "loose affilliation of like-minded people" type meeting (ie not organized in the strict sense ). The "cruiser guy" aka Gord (not the premier) and I eventually met up in Merrit and wound our way home via Revelstoke, Jasper etc. I had a blast. Has anybody heard how the broken wrist (arm) is for Cam?
The B.C.B.T.R. 3 is in the books.
With the exception of Cam getting hurt, it really was a great time. Hopefully Cam can let us know how he is doing soon. I enjoyed riding with everyone and the after-ride b/s sessions were very entertaining.
A big thank you to Patrick for being so much help.
There will be a B.C.B.T.R. 4, on completely different routes and the pre-riding will begin shortly. There will be some changes to respond to the feedback we received from participants this year. The biggest will be proper maps so riders can find their way at their own pace.
Thanks to everyone for such a great weekend, we hope to see you again next year.
I am available for pre-riding Maybe I can bring the little bike and you can carry my spare fuel.
Then we can check out the goat trail without having to turn the big beasts around if we get stuck.
Maybe a trip above Kamloops to Red Lake, back to Savona, over to Merritt on the Tunkwa Lake road could be put into it. This would be part of it.
You guys picked the perfect weekend for weather as well. Can you believe the difference between last weekend and this weekend? The heat would have killed us all!
canuck kicking the 8-9" of soft dirt that had the consistency of flour with rocks mixed into it on the Douglas Lake Ranch Road. It is hard to believe how much this road changed in the 2 weeks since he and I rode though it. So much for pre-riding I guess.:eek1
Hey Tim (apparently that's your name, I don't think we did introductions) glad to hear your chain brought you all the way home. I was the V-strom rider at the gas stop in Blue River.
Looking at these pictures, I'm definitely going to have to attend the BTR next year. I did my own BTR through some trails in the Kootenays. One trail was very challenging, first gear, slip the clutch, stand on the pegs dodging 8" rocks going up a steep hill... so I think I've proven my offroad skills to myself enough that next year I'll be ready for the BTR.
Anyone hear anything from Cam yet?
Last I heard Cam was resting "comfortably" at home. I'll most likely see him Monday morning after I finish my night shift.
Anyone mind if I copy their pics to a page on my website (I'll host them on my own server space)
What only Strompette has heard, is that while getting Cam's bike ready to be loaded in the back of the U-Haul for the trip home, I happened to slice my left hand open and ended up in Emergency at the same hospital as Cam. Took 5 stitches and my hand is now healing but at least I didn't miss any time from work
You can use any of my pictures you want on SmugMug.
I am glad to hear that he is doing ok. Tell him that he can type slowly with one hand.
I have to get him signed up here He only knew about the ralley because of me, but I knoiw he's already looking forward to next years trip
You're welcome to any pictures posted here.
Give Cam my best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Norris: Always happy to run into another ADV rider.....glad to hear you had a nice ride.....the weather was great.......the more I see those photos the more pissed at myself I get......as I told you...the roads were not all that gnarly and there were lots of VStroms at the meet......you could even do the ride with the tires you had on.......I just happened to have those TKC80s on because they were left over from a trip I made in March to Baja...I would normally have the Scorpions
....those folks are a lot more normal than they appear in the photos so you ought to make a point to get there
Good to hear from you
Well I've been swamped with work and other activities since the Big Trailie Ride, but finally starting to get my pics in order...
Here's the first day of BCBTR3:
Getting ready to go - Strompette, Cam and Night Wolf (with the obligatory AdvRider salute)
Who knew a Suzuki Intruder could also be a dual-sport?
Re-Grouping after a few "Baja silt" sections on the Douglas Lake Road
I think this is Ken???
IslandR sniffing his hand - don't ask...
Cooler made it through the sand
Cooler and Andy
The cameras are out waiting to see who made it through the sand
Unfortunately we lost a few in the sand sections. They turned back to find easier roads but would meet back up with us in Chase for lunch.
dr650bc comes rolling in
PacWestGS comes rolling into rest stop #2
Part of the Alberta contingent
PacWestGS and his new GS Adv
Cam's found us
dr650bc's been riding sweep
More from the first day...
Parking the bikes for lunch at Bistro 333 in Chase
After lunch, we made our way to the Todd Mountain Road heading the back way up to Sun Peaks.
Andy's on his way
PacWestGS is lookin' good
Adams Lake in the foreground, and Shuswaps Lake in the background
My trusty GS - anxious to keep going
Rest Stop at Sun Peaks
We had left Chase in a couple of groups, and were waiting for the next group to arrive. PacWestGS, Ken and I decided to ride back aways and try to get some pictures of the next group coming through.
PacWestGS looking for that perfect place to get pictures
We finally hear the next rider coming along, and I'm just getting my camera ready when I hear that sound of metal on dirt...
Cooler was stopping, but it was a bit of an off-camber and he tried putting his foot down on the wrong side - and once the weight starts going over, it keeps going.
Canuck comes riding through
Strompette - the left side of her bike looks a little worse for wear from the morning adventure with the sand, but she looks good here
Night Wolf (aka Radio Man)
Manxman - our fearless leader
Keep 'em coming Larry, makes me miss riding again already...
(That and I injured myself at work last week and have been off the bike since then )
OK, I gotta ask, how do you hurt yourself getting on a bike?
(Fixed for TMI)
(I was deadlifting someone's fat ass off the floor when something went pop :eek1 )
Anyway I get to sit at home and share some time with the family.
Sorry to hear that. Hope you heal up quick for November. Enjoy the family!
Great photos, Larry! Keep them coming.