Canada's Best Kept Secret: 500km from the nearest paved road, solo in Northern BC.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Crooked Creek, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space Supporter

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    That is an absolutely fantastic photograph! The kids are just digging it, hahahahahaha!!! You are a lucky man.

    Good on ya, Dad. My kids are two of my best friends; who else do you have more in common with on this Earth??
  2. Pete Pilot

    Pete Pilot Been here awhile

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    Well I’ll give this a giant bump back to the top. Crooked Creek I do hope you have found a way to remove some of the many activities from your life. So that there be more quiet time for yourself. Personally from age 25-50 my work week was 50-100 hours per week. Not kidding, that is a good estimate. Did allow me to retire at 50 and do some moto travel. But I do have some aches and pain. So sometimes I wonder , and much time away from my wife that is so special to me. So a price was payed. Do take care Merlin
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  3. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    Taking off and going sailing as a family was one of the best things we've ever done. Now I'm only working 4 days a week, and spending more time with family. My kids are riding dirt bikes now, so planning to do more with them this summer. Hoping to ride to Patagonia in a couple years with my son.
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  4. Pete Pilot

    Pete Pilot Been here awhile

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    Would like to do that Patagonia ride myself, but for 25 years my wife and I spent to much time apart. So much as I want too. Love stops me. Anyway the lady retires in June. Come November we of to Baja with our wee toy wagon for the winter. I’ll take the wr250r along to explore with. We both like Baja. My wife the beach’s and roaring ocean. Me in the desert and mountains with the bike. Very good to read that you have reduced the work week and freed up some time. A very wise decision. We be getting a bugger of a snow storm here. Although the worst is over. Also rather cold temps. Is it not true that often the best things in life cost nothing or very little. Petepilot
  5. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    Ain't that the truth :beer.
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    Did you end up making it much further past the outfitters? And thanks for the link to this thread. Ever since I landed up in mackenzie and started work there a few summers back I quickly realized just what you get at in this thread, that there’s endless miles of road north of there. I always dreamed of taking my KLR up as far as I could go into the Spatsizi
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    Great thread (tho sadly a lot of pics are gone -- and I'm sure it'd be a major pain to get the back up). Still, thanks to whoever put it back on our radar and of course to its intrepid author!
  8. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    Whoops. Apparently I never finished the ride report. My bad. You can see the rest of the pics on Facebook here. But basically, I couldn't get across the Toodoggone River. You can get 150 km into the Spatsizi from the rail grade on the other side as well, if you've seen that report.
  9. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    Glad you enjoyed the trip. Sorry about the pics, but there are all here.
  10. 250senuf

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    Facebook: "you must log in to continue". Not on Facebook = cannot see photos. :(
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  11. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    Dang. Sorry. You used to be able to view public posts without a Facebook account.
  12. 250senuf

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    The local mountain biking group facebook page was viewable by anyone until today, now it's login only. My guess is that facebook is trying to coerce more people to sign-up.
  13. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    Sounds like something they would do...
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  14. road2blue

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    So you had a packraft but still could not cross the river, is that correct? Is there a road on the other side that they access via icebridge? Is the water too swift flowing or banks too steep? I have kept an eye on this thread for years and am thinking maybe of following your trail up there....just in the early planning stage but would like to see how close a person could get to Metsanten Lake/Albert's Hump on a motorcycle. Would be helpful to know why the Toodoggone was a barrier. Thanks.
  15. Crooked Creek

    Crooked Creek Been here awhile

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    Did you look at the Facebook pics? There are creeks to creek before the Toodogone. I don't think I made all the way to the Toodoggone. The outfitter told me I wouldn't get across do decided to packraft Jock Creek instead. I didn't have enough time to go all the way anyways. But if you ever want to try, let me know as, as I'm still curious.
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    Thanks...I had not checked the FB pics but now have. Some had been on here previously I think...but not as many. Re-energizes me to want to go there...I remember finding this thread shortly after you started it...about a year after I did a solo to Inuvik and North Canol Road and a bunch of other places up there...hard to believe that was 8 years ago!! Time to get back in shape and plan a ride!
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    Hey Ben.......old thread but enjoyed your write-up! I took my 15 y/o on a trip starting at Harrison Lake and via FS roads made it to Fort Ware and Northern/West side of Williston Lake. We the rode north of Germansen Landing as far as ___________ Rump" (forget the first part of that spot. the road had been deactivated for a few days of the ride north so turned back and eventually made it to Prince Rupert via Vanderhoof (where we were stopped by RCMP....son only 15.......they let us continue). 3000 miles (4800 kms) by the time we got to Victoria. BTW.......I spent 6 months in South America riding to Cape Horn and back......happy to help you plan! I'm due for a BC trip once the border opens again! Best, Steve
  18. jeckyll

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    Just looked through this again, hoping that there would be another update. Wasn't, so read it from the beginning.

    Awesome thread, even unfinished :)
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