Kootenays

Discussion in 'Canada' started by lukex, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. ~dirtgirl~

    ~dirtgirl~ Dirty girl!

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    Yep the popo are bad around here! Good to see you made it to Black Diamond! :)
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  2. kootenay kid

    kootenay kid Lets Ride

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    Aktule, PM sent Re: work.
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  3. lukex

    lukex Adventurer

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    Thanks Kid,

    I'll see if Amec are interested. We are currently in negotiations with a company in Surrey, Vancouver which is looking promising. It isn't the Kootenays but it's the right country :clap
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  4. kootenay kid

    kootenay kid Lets Ride

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    Glad to help. It's a Canadian thing Hey!
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  5. lukex

    lukex Adventurer

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    Yahoo! the countdown has begun:norton
    Secured jobs in Vancouver:clap Just got to process the paperwork and rent out the house.
    Look out BC :D
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  6. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    Congratulations Atkule....umm, remember, drive on the OTHER side of the road!!

    :D
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  7. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    Congratulations and Welcome to B.C. (soon)

    There is a great bunch of AdvRiders in the Vancouver area, so once you're settled I'm sure you'll have plenty of new riding buddies.

    Maybe you could make it to Loadedpalooza 4 in Sept:freaky

    Manxman
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  8. lukex

    lukex Adventurer

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    Cheers guys, looking forward to exploring :freaky
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  9. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    Well done lad. So now the question is, where in Greater Van are you planning to move? I can offer advice on neighbourhoods to try for and those to avoid. But the big thing is, to try to move to the area you will be working. I commuted from Abbotsford to Burnaby for 16 yrs, and know all about it. I now live 15 minutes from work, way less grey hairs.
    Ciao, Steve G.
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  10. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    This thread needs a pic from the Kootenays to wet the appetite. Looks like
    Adventure Rider country to me. :nod

    [​IMG]
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  11. Goat-Boy

    Goat-Boy Gnarly Sheepfucker

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    Nice Pic GSPD. Is that your Africa Twin in I see in the background?[​IMG]
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  12. GSPD750

    GSPD750 Adventurer

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    Hey Goatboy...AKA "The Sweeper". Would like to make the 'big trailie ride', but it looks like I work that w/e. :(:
    Yup, my AT. Pic is from the Horizons Unlimited ride out of Revelstoke a couple years ago.
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  13. Goat-Boy

    Goat-Boy Gnarly Sheepfucker

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    Too bad, it's gonna be a good ride. Maybe see you this year at LP4.0. Hope you can bring the AT.
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  14. kootenay kid

    kootenay kid Lets Ride

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    Hey Aktule I am Happy for you man. After a summer exploring on the new adventure I will be ready to guide you thru these beautiful Kootenays. :clap
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  15. Stand Up

    Stand Up Ride non-painted roads

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    Any of you Kootenay riders know if this route is open? I tried it last year and a sign by Little Slocan Lake said the bridge was washed out 40 km ahead. What's it going to be like for a GS? Thanks
    [​IMG]
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  16. lukex

    lukex Adventurer

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    Oh YES! Can't wait! :ricky Appetite well and truly wetted! :tb:wings
    Hey Steve, we are looking around 66th Ave & 152st Surrey. You know what it's like around there? Think it is a fair way out from Vancouver city proper?
    :beer ALL :freaky
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  17. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    Hi Atkule,
    Well, I live at 96th ave and 152nd st, 4 miles north, know it well. The area you are looking at is quite nice, away from any city hub, almost rural. You are 10 minute walk from a fairly large park/wildlife sanctuary/lake, 15 minutes walking distance from two nice golf courses, 6 or 7 minutes walk from a tiny little group of stores that include the Java Hut [a Canadian version of Starbucks] , a highly regarded Greek Tavera, a sushi place, and I think a barber and a video rental place. I go to the Java every Thursday to talk bikes with "the boys". In the summer there's usually 20 bikes there. This area is 10 minutes south of huge Guildford Mall, 10-15 minutes drive west of downtown Langley City, 8 miles north of the two main border crossings into Washington State.
    Commuting into Vancouver proper by car has gotten busier lately [you may find it child's play compared to many areas of England], but you would be a 10 minute drive[ and regular bus loop] to the main elevated electric train service [Skytrain] which gets you right into Vancouver's downtown core. It really depends were in Vancouver your employment is located, it's a big region. A car/bike may make better sense depending on this. And different routes depending on where in Vancouver.
    This area is almost right in the geographic centre of Greater Vancouver.
    You picked well.
    Ciao, Steve G.
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  18. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    phrases to avoid crossing the border to the us;

    -wadda you lookin' at?

    -What's it too ya? ( my cousin in BC actually told that to a US border guard:rofl )

    - got any rubber gloves in that booth?
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  19. lukex

    lukex Adventurer

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    Thanks for that Steve. Sounds good, we are country folk anyway and are looking here because the company we are hoping to work at is just off that intersection.
    Nice :nod, maybe see ya soon :beer
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  20. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    I have no issues with the security that US customs puts everyone through. Just ask the questions, smile, and never a problem. You only have to worry if you are low life. They are mostly good guys doing a crappy job. I kind of feel sorry for them with the scumbags they have to deal with. Your cousin in BC should learn that once you utter a comment like he did, the wrath of a scared and pissed off nation could put him through a world of bother.
    Ciao, Steve G.
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