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Discussion in 'Canada' started by MANXMAN, Nov 2, 2009.
like I said... I should have worn a helmet as a kid.
Reminds me of a road in Mexico ...
Just east of Hedley BC along highway#3. Nice ride up and on to Apex Ski hill and down to Penticton. Fun.
Checking work schedule and bank account balance. Hmm, it looks like I maybe able to swing it.
A rear TKC? Pfft, I'd expect that tire to last all of 3000k on the SE. And as good as the Scorpion looks I don't think it quite fit's my......style.
I seem to be having an issue uploading a photo, so please feel free to take a look at my photo sites for the one I wanted to show ...
...then look at 06 Bike Trip ~ Mexico. About 1/2 way through, there is a photo taken from a helicopter ... shows about 23 of 28 switchbacks in 7,000 ft climb. Enjoy the rest while you are there.
Ross check your PMs. If Im not to late.
Now that's a road I'd like to check out. Where is it in Mexico?
Looks like a good time Ross. Count me in.
It's in the famous Copper Canyon area, south Chihuahua. This area has been popular for DS riders for about 10 years now. You can Google Creel, Batopilas, Urique, or Three Amigos for more info. Some truly awesome twisty pavement in the Sierra Madre mountains to get there (my Tiger never got past 3rd gear for over 100km). 2 long day's ride south of Yuma Az to the beginning, then more gravel than anyone could do in a couple of weeks. Needs a month out of town to do it justice.
But we are here in Beautifull BC, so lets explore around home. I posted earlier about taking more time after this BCBT5 ride to head off to the Goldbridge / Bridge river area for a few more days with some possible fishing involved. Anyone want to try it?
How much fishing time vs riding time?
I'm thinking that exploring the valley & side roads to find some good rides, stopping to cast a hook somewhere at least once a day. The rest would be off exploring the Bralorne / Goldbridge area, from the motel in either, or tenting at a few spots I know. Maybe plus 3~4 days back in Vancouver? I'm OK with that, going almost nowhere without it. The main difference in either would of course, the extra gear for camping. It might be a plan to make the same commitment to carrying / not carrying our gear for the whole trip, first the BCBT5, then a few days extra. Or agree ahead of time on hotel usage for all.
I ride a 95 Triumph Tiger that is quite comfortable on most gravel roads for several days with full gear. 400 ~ 500 km per day if needed. Camping is usually preferred, but not giving up on a dry sleep because of it.
Do I take the old GS or the new Scrambler?
I vote for the Scrambler, just to be different.
Awesome job last year. It was my first off road ride on a big Trailie. Because of your hard work arranging this adventure, I finally grew the balls to travel on the gravel! I have it inked in my calendar for June. I'll be getting off a plane on Thursday, and heading east from Vancouver, its going to be a long day! Cheers...
Finally the rain let up in Vancouver and the sun was out for the day. I couldn't wait to get bike on the road. I know it is still winter , but man did it feel great !
So I thought I would check out the BCTR5 forum. I had a bad feeling that we (Tia F650GS & Richard F800GS) would not be able to come this year. However if I plan things just right we could come for the Friday only. We need to be in Lethbridge, AB by saturday. It will be tight but I will do everything I can to make it happen if you will have us for just the one day?
Hey Tia! You guy's will be missed! Nice if you could make the Friday anyway. Say hi to Richard.
No problem with just one day. See you in Nakusp.
It'll be good to see you guys again.....maybe on the way up it'll be drier than the way down last year...:huh
If ya look closely you can see her trying to wring her socks out while sitting in Starbucks....classy....a true ADVer