B C Big Trailie Ride 6

Discussion in 'Canada' started by MANXMAN, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    This year the BCBTR ventures for the first time into the Cariboo Chilcotin region.



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    The gathering and departure point for day 1 is the parking lot of the Cariboo Lodge in Clinton. The route goes north past the Gang Ranch and through the incredible Farwell Canyon on the way to Williams Lake. After a lunch/fuel stop, we head east to Horsefly, south to 100 Mile House and stay at the Ramada Inn.




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    An unlikely combination of roads make up the route for day 2 and is one of my favorites ever used on BCBTR. East on Horse Lake Road and Hwy 24, turning off onto the excellent Eakin Creek Rd and across the North Thompson River on a small reaction ferry at Little Fort. South to Barriere, along Adams Lake, through the Paxton Valley and The Douglas Lake Ranch. Arriving into Merritt on the gnarly Old Nicola Cut-Off Road. The Super 8 serves as the official ride motel and location for the BBQ and other festivities.



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    Day 3 will be familiar with BCBTR veterans. It allows you to follow the road route or join onto parts of the KVR on the way to Princeton where we say goodbye after lunch.

    As usual, the BCBTR is open to all sizes of Trailie Bikes.

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    The Going List
    1) Manxman
    2) RJ
    3) Imonaroll
    4) Ron from BC
    5) longwaytim
    6) oldtrout
    7) Hockeygod
    8) big jer
    9) folknride
    10) Wildbone
    11) farmerger
    12) Cowgirl
    13) Canadane
    14) Fishnbiker
    15) Stand Up
    16) canucksurfdog
    17) OurBC
    18) Adventure Hammer
    19) Beamer Queen
    20) PacWestGS
    21) paul
    22) dave6
    23) lexota
    24) Twin T
    25) Woodapple
    26) Woodapple's Bro
    27) Vee Stormer
    28) Olafskii
    29) hontri
    30) Mrs. hontri
    31) dharmasister
    32) Puckhog
    33) StinkyBoy
    34) obstacle
    35) 00Buck
    36) Lycan1
    37) AlbertaStrom
    38) silverwasp
    39) 4ttrialsguy
    40) Brimstone
    41) Redhed
    42) Redhed Son#1
    43) Redhed Son#2
    44) Voltsmith
    45) PabloX
    46) Pat
    47) Hooli
    48) javachat
    49) GSPD750
    50) Taxguy
    51) tmurrayis
    52) Rossland Rider
    53) D-Fuzz
    54) D-Fuzz's pal W/S
    55) D-Fuzz's pal GS
    56) lohlsson
    57) BCFlyfisher
    58) CordR
    59) Wally-world
    60) Toadride
    61) Odin69
    62) teamgrizzly
    63) Bib
    64) Bib's friend
    65) rtw02
    66) ry1der
    67) PomoRider
    68) Jono R.
    69) obi990
    70) prime
    71) KLRSixfifty
    72) rockyrider
    73) adventure man
    74) 2warped4me
    75) hounddogryan
    76) Landshark
    77) benbob
    78) coaxial
    79) Redleggs
    80) repsolrider
    81) Green Gecko
    82) liquorpig
    83) OneWheelDrive
    84) OneWheelDrive's Pal#1
    85) OneWheelDrive's Pal#2
    86) cabot
    87) whuht
    88) RED CAT
    89) RED CAT's Pal #1
    90) RED CAT's Pal #2
    91) RED CAT's Pal #3
    92) RED CAT's Pal #4
    93) RED CAT's Pal #5
    94) ADV Dog
    95) pirate277
    96) Cooler
    97) rockies-GS
    98) scharfg
    99) Scratch
    100) BC Brian
    101) FlyingSwede
    102) Mrs. FlyingSwede
    103) Komara
    104) lexluther11
    105) GS eh!
    106) James
    107) OceanMtnSea
    108) OceanMtnSea's Buddy
    109) JgB
    110) JgB's Buddy
    111) Bumbee
    112) Magnataan
    113) Crude
    114) Drfishburn
    115) mazmex
    116) The Hov
    117) Landini
    118) TTigerfoot
    119) DTman
    120) Greg the pole
    121) Mrs. Greg the pole
    122) MadScotsman
    123) MadScotsman's friend
    124) oscar95
    125) Keith R
    126) Pat K
    127) Kevin R
    128) Newbusa
    129) bross
    130) Mrs. bross
    131) John in Seattle
    132) wishfullthinkin
    133) wishfullthinkin's quest
    134) Kelster
    135) Romabuk
    136) smedium
    137) Hardace
    138) hasenwerk
    139) hasenwerk's buddy
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  2. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    Accommodation Information

    Official Ride Motels are:

    Thursday Night -- Clinton -- Cariboo Lodge 250-459-7992

    Friday Night -- 100 Mile House -- Ramada 250-395-2777

    Saturday Night -- Merritt -- Super 8 250-378-9422 **location of the BBQ

    All the motels have rooms reserved for us. You must say you are on the BCBTR to get one of them.
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  3. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    Saturday Night BBQ and other Festivities Information

    I was unable to get the same level of donations as last year due to the tougher economy.
    Rather than miss out on the Saturday Night Festivities, there will be a small charge to cover the costs.
    The cost per person is $15, which includes a BBQ chicken dinner with all the fixins, plus water, pop,
    coffee and dessert. Also included are event decals and a chance to win 1 of 20 prizes in the raffle.
    Along with the other raffle items, this year's grand prize is the "Ultimate Adventurer Video Camera",
    a GoPro H.D. 1080 Hero.

    No prepayment is necessary. I will collect the $15 on Friday morning in Clinton when the route sheets are handed out.
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  4. R.J.

    R.J. split personality

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    Fantastic looking route. Count me in.
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  5. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    A few pictures

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    Heading towards the Gang Ranch

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    Royal Engineers' Bridge across the Fraser River

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    Farwell Canyon

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    The plains above the Gang Ranch

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    Heading south between Horsefly and Hendrix Lake

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    Eakin Creek Road

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    Ferry at Little Fort

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    Dunn Lake Road

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    Along the Douglas Lake Ranch Road

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    The Old Nicola Cut-Off Road

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    The Brookmere Station on the KVR
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  6. kootenay kid

    kootenay kid Lets Ride

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    I may just have to tag along. These are all roads and places I've wanted to see.
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  7. Ron from BC

    Ron from BC Long timer

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    Silly question......:ricky Motels booked!


    First class job on prep yet again Ross!
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  8. longwaytim

    longwaytim Been here awhile

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    Sign me up too please!!! :clap
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  9. oldtrout

    oldtrout Been here awhile Supporter

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    No excuses this time .. now for the seven month wait !

    Look forward to meeting you guys ('n gals). Sunny and dry, eh ? [​IMG]

    Logan
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  10. Hockeygod

    Hockeygod Been here awhile

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    I am drooling... since I missed this past year's ride due to the birth or our daughter, I will have to pencil this one in... fortunately, it looks like my teaching finishes a few days prior to these dates! Now I gotta make sure the wife is OK... I would love to finish up on the KVR, Grey Creek Pass(if it is still open?) and then decide between Settler's Road (heading north) or through the Crowsnest (heading east) on the way back home to Calgary... maybe a week for the whole trip will suffice (arrive home Wed June 22?)
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  11. big jer

    big jer Been here awhile

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    :D please add me to the going list also. had a great time last year, this ride looks even better.
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  12. folknride

    folknride Old Adventurer

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    I'm in. Number two for me - never had a better time.
    Anybody need a roomy - I don't snore (too much).
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  13. LongWays

    LongWays Skiing up a hill...

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    Some nice routing there :thumb

    ...thinking
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  14. Big Bad Ron

    Big Bad Ron Gnarly Adventurer

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  15. farmerger

    farmerger Snowed in Adventurer Supporter

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    I'm in too as long as there are no water crossings without a ferry.:lol3
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  16. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    I wasn't going to tell anyone about this until later, but seeing as you asked...:rofl
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  17. Ron from BC

    Ron from BC Long timer

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    Good one however I spy ManxMan's previous ride (1150GSA mit Odyssey Bags) in that photo. A bike photo I'm sure Kootenay Kid will recognize.....:pissed :
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  18. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    3 of us GSers did part of this ride last year going to Bella Coola. Awesome stuff with good weather. Will confir with Canadane, who attended BCBTR 5. Looks like we'll both be in as long as you young fellers can wait up for a couple of retired white haired guys.
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  19. kootenay kid

    kootenay kid Lets Ride

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    Best bike they ever did build. IMHO of course :D
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  20. Ron from BC

    Ron from BC Long timer

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    Hrmmm...I think you'll find lots of aged company.
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