B C Big Trailie Ride 5

Discussion in 'Canada' started by MANXMAN, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    This year's ride follows both paved & gravel backroads through the Kootenays and the Okanagan. Like last year, riders are encouraged to travel in small groups. Detailed route instructions will be supplied on Friday morning and will include suggested food and fuel stops. As always, the B.C. Big Trailie Ride is well suited to the big dualsports but all sizes are welcome.

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    Departure point is from the parking lot of the Kuskanax Lodge in Nakusp (1-800-663-0100) and heads southeast to Kaslo, north up past Trout Lake, and back to Nakusp for lunch. Then across the Arrow Park ferry, up the west side of Upper Arrow Lake and on to Revelstoke and stay at the Days Inn (1-800-663-5303)

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    A short ride to Three Valley Gap, then south along Mabel Lake to Lumby and another backroad to Kelowna for lunch. After lunch, an all gravel route to OK Falls, and a windy pavement ride to Oliver, and finally one last gravel road to end up at the Elks Motel (1-888-499-7773; all rooms are held for us so you must mention B.C. Big Trailie Ride when making reservations here) in Keremeos.

    **This year there will be a no charge catered BBQ on Saturday night at the Elks Motel and a draw for some very cool Adventure stuff including the Ultimate Roadside Tire Repair Kit.**
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    After a short ride to Hedley, up and over the Nickleplate Road to Apex Mtn. and then follow the Princeton Summerland road to Princeton for lunch and farewell.


    The Going/Probably Going List

    1) Manxman
    2) Ron from B.C.
    3) longwaytim
    4) farmerger
    5) R.J.
    6) bush-pig
    7) bush-pig's brother
    8) Gravel Eater
    9) OurBC
    10) PacWestGS
    11) yatman
    12) rockies-GS
    13) Steve Young
    14) Hooli
    15) drewtherev
    16) big jer
    17) Fishnbiker
    18) Fishnbiker's buddy
    19) Redhed
    20) Toadride
    21) Taxguy
    22) Taxguy's Son
    23) 00Buck
    24) phammer
    25) old wanderer
    26) Canadane
    27) HighScore
    28) rob1313
    29) Norpaq
    30) Hardace
    31) rtw02
    32) rookie
    33) Rossland Rider
    34) EnduroMo
    35) MOKO
    36) Bora20
    37) greenthumb
    38) cariboo JT
    39) SheWolf
    40) roadkill4us
    41) D-a-m-f-t-a
    42) do it in the dirt
    43) payner
    44) Adventure Hammer
    45) bumbee800
    46) Magnataan
    47) michelangelu7
    48) Bednesti
    49) Biggiefries
    50) StinkyBoy
    51) Erronous Monk
    52) JgB
    53) Woodknot
    54) AlbertaStrom
    55) folknride
    56) V-Stormer
    57) mazmex
    58) Lexota
    59) Twin-T
    60) Brimstone
    61) Hontri
    62) Honti's Wife
    63) lohlsson
    64) BCFlyfisher
    65) BigToad
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  2. Ron from BC

    Ron from BC Long timer

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    Got them plugged into the calendar.....thanks Ross. :clap


    Great sign in your posting...could that be a sticker I wonder
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  3. Hockeygod

    Hockeygod Been here awhile

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    Sweet! Are Albertan's allowed to ride? I will watch this space...
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  4. HighScore

    HighScore No More, all done.

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    Now that I had my heart surgery I just might be able to get out there this time.
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  5. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger Been here awhile

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    Dang! We are planning a ride to Prudhoe Bay in June so probably won't be around for this. However, if our Alaska plans fall through we will be there for sure. If so, I'll hopefully have better luck than I did last year!

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  6. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    I am SO in... I'm putt'n the lego treads on this time! :D
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  7. farmerger

    farmerger Snowed in Adventurer Supporter

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    :clapIt's on the calendar.:deal
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  8. R.J.

    R.J. split personality

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    Thanks Ross. I'm in.

    Now the calender watching begins................
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  9. ABADV

    ABADV Been here awhile

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    oh my.....that looks expensive:huh
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  10. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger Been here awhile

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    Yeah, the bike was written-off. Good news was that I got a 2009 GSA from the insurance company to replace the 2008 I crashed.

    Too bad I can't make this year's ride. I could have written-off the 2009 and got a 2010!

    :D
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  11. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist Supporter

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    Planning to be there! :thumb
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  12. yatman

    yatman Been here awhile

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    ...excellent.....will also plug this into the calendar and make this my second BCBTR....had a great time last June...looking to repeat...quite excited really...hopefully my riding will improve by then....that sign DOES look like it would be a great sticker...fingers crossed...saludos a todos...hello to all...

    yatman

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  13. OneWheelDrive

    OneWheelDrive Been here awhile

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    Liked it enough to shoot a bit of video:

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    Had a great time last year, hope to make it again this year provided I'm not southbound.
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  14. Just_Jake

    Just_Jake You lookin' at me...?

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    Ron from BC advised me of this ride. I'd planned to be riding into BC around this time. I may have to hook-up with you guys. Sounds like a great way for me to see much of BC that I otherwise wouldn't on my own.

    Thanks Ron.

    Cheers
    Jake
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  15. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Was on most of that last year also. Hope to make to BCTR 5 next year.
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  16. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    Do you have a map route yet? :ear
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  17. Just_Jake

    Just_Jake You lookin' at me...?

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    ^ C'mon. Read the first post. "Route maps and information will be posted on Jan 2."

    I'd hoped to be the only lazy, stupid American on this ride. But I guess there's plenty of room for a couple canuck's with the same qualities. :D

    I'm going to step-up my planing in an effort to tie in with at least a part of the ride, if not the whole thing. The start and end points will probably dictate this.

    Cheers
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  18. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    my bad... :D
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  19. drbike

    drbike Been here awhile

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    Great video, looks like a fun ride. If I am not further south I will be joining you. Its written on the wall as of now!
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  20. Tibarus

    Tibarus Mud? Where?! X3

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    I wonder if my XT has enough range per tank to do this... Should I invest in a KLR?
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