B C Big Trailie Ride 5

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

  1. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    Forum's trying to trick me into not posting any more. But, don't worry. I'm still winning.

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  2. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    Just a few more.

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  3. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    Wtf?

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  4. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    couple more and I'm done. (And banned from ADV?)

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  5. Hardace

    Hardace Hard is relative

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    Again, thumbs up to Ross and his wife Bev, for going above and beyond to keep the ride safe and enjoyable. I look forward to returning next year!:clap
  6. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS Motorcyclist Supporter

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    Great pics guys!

    Keep 'em coming...

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  7. farmerger

    farmerger Snowed in Adventurer Supporter

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    Well, for me personally that was the best BCBTR yet. Especially since this year you will not be seeing pictures of me fixing my bike.:clap Unfortunately, I was having so much fun riding that I only got out the camera once on Sunday near Apex Alpine.

    There was still snow up there for easy parking.

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    That's Hardace's 950 beside my GS.

    Not to be left out RJ joined the club.

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    We picked up a very nice couple on 250's (sorry forgot your names) coming up the Nickel Plate. Her bike was snow shy but his joined the party immediately upon arrival.

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    Is that a 950 on the road missing all the fun in the snow?

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    I had a great time riding with the Alberta boys RJ, Moko, Hardace, AlbertaStrom, and Ron (sorry can't come up with your ADV moniker). Only fly in the ointment was Moko's front Tourance's sidewall bulging out on Sunday morning. He followed Manxman and Manxwoman to Kelowna for a quicky tire swap, where we met up with him again Sunday at lunch.

    On that subject, many thanks to Manxman and Manxwoman for an awesome ride and bbq. Words fail me in describing my gratitude.."Thank you" is not nearly enough!:clap:freaky
  8. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    What a fantastic turnout! More than 50 riders participated this year. I really appreciate everyone taking the time to attend and continuing to make the Big Trailie Ride so rewarding and fun to organize.

    It's really great to see so many riders who have as much enthusiasm for riding B.C.'s backroads as I do.

    Thanks for all the kind words and the encouragement to keep this event going.

    Manxman

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    KEEP POSTING THOSE PICTURES!
  9. BCFlyfisher

    BCFlyfisher Too little time !

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    Truly an amazing ride and weekend :D ... and even managed to keep the battlewings rubber side down (although it was oh so close on a few ocassions). Thanks to all who are posting pics.

    Ross ... Thanks a million for your organization and route selection.

    Looking forward BCBTR6

    Sean
  10. Hardace

    Hardace Hard is relative

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    I am looking for GPS tracks for the days of June 18th and 19th of the ride.
    For some reason(probably my noobness with the Garmin) I don't have that data saved.:cry
    If someone has the info for those days and is interested in sharing, I would be very grateful. :ear
    PM me to respond.

    thanks.
  11. Lucky:)

    Lucky:) Been here awhile

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    I have only for June 20th.
  12. bush-pig

    bush-pig Adventurer

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    Here's a few of my pics...

    You get a LOT of instructions if you want to fill up here...
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    Nice scenery
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    And I know some of you have been waiting for this one
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    Whew!!! Close call. Time to slow down!!

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    Thanks everyone!! Till next time.
  13. OurBC

    OurBC Live to Travel

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  14. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    She is pretty cool.:thumb Glad you guys had fun in my neighborhood!:ricky
  15. farmerger

    farmerger Snowed in Adventurer Supporter

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    Nice photos! How did the video turn out?:ear
  16. OurBC

    OurBC Live to Travel

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    Working on it right now. Hopefully I can get the file compressed enough for YouTube.
  17. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    Trust me - I was having a great time - grimace caused by sun in eyes!

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    Thanks a bazillion to Manxman and Manxwoman - you are the best.

    Here's a few pics, though we often stopped at the same spots so seem to have many of the same pictures :lol3

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    I love the cool misty weather.

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    It was a good time for wild flowers.

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    Just a posed shot - I think Mark did the whole weekend on one tank of gas - what a tanker!

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    The road around Mable Lake was spectacular!

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    Every turn had another great vista.

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    With enough potholes to keep you awake.

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    Up above Keremeos - you really didn't want to overshoot this corner - there was a pretty good drop off.

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    ..and the tenth reason that KTM's are better than BMW's is...

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    Apparently we like work, and can watch it for hours.

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    Eat cake - not dust! (Did I say thanks again Manxwoman)
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    Hedley Nickleplate was a hi-lite (a HIGH hi-lite).

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    Mount Robson did us proud on the ride home.
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    Thanks again to everyone - just for bein' - aw shucks - so DAMN NICE!
  18. R.J.

    R.J. split personality

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    What a great time. Each year is better then the last. Thank you Manxman, Manxwoman. Fantastic. Thanks to all for making the ride a great place to meet and ride with friends who share this bond to get off the highway and see some real country. Every ADV rider that misses this event is missing one great time.

    Special thanks to Farmerger, Farmer - Ger"ald" that is. Guiding us Albertans through the route. Additional thanks to Manxman for helping out our pal MOKO with his tire dilemma. We had a fantastic ride back to Edmonton via Farmerger's personal twisty driveway and the Adams Lake road. Once we past Jasper the reality of long straight Alberta roads sinks in and we cruse the rest of the way home thinking about the BCBTR6.
  19. Lucky:)

    Lucky:) Been here awhile

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    Unbelivable! :)
    What town is this relic?
  20. 00Buck

    00Buck dirt rules

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    Well that was my first BC Big Trailie but won't be the last. :D

    Great people, awesome scenery and roads. I'll get around to posting a few pics. One scenic diversion we took was the Mt Revelstoke Parkway, 20 km up the mountain road until stopped by snow.

    Thanks Manxman and Manxwoman, your efforts are top rate!

    Mike
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    Victoria