Vancouver Adv Group Rides 2018

Discussion in 'Canada' started by ommoran, Mar 13, 2017.

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When would you prefer to meet, and what would you prefer? (Select a time, and the meeting venue)

  1. Weekday evenings

    4 vote(s)
    16.0%
  2. Weekends

    12 vote(s)
    48.0%
  3. Meet at Steamworks in Burnaby / Similar

    5 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Meet for a meal then the Deeley musem

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Whatever, let's meet.

    17 vote(s)
    68.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ommoran

    ommoran Experienced Newbie

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    Thank god THOSE directions are on Google Maps.

    AKA: Whereisdat? Where? WHERE?
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  2. usnbeans

    usnbeans Steve T

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    I am going to give it another 2 weeks then hopefully pull the trigger ! I would love to register all year round as I don't mind cold and a little rain but with 2 big bikes it costs a bloody fortune here. In Atlanta it cost me USD 100.00 per bike for 12 months !
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  3. Kona990

    Kona990 Been here awhile

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    I would love to meet some lower mainland riders for some rides. I commute everyday year round from Delta to Abby. I do some exploring around, but always by myself, so I don't venture to far off the beaten tracks. I would love to do a ride from Harrison to Lilloet this summer if anyone is interested.
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  4. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    North side of Sumas Mountain, on Upper Sumas Mtn Road, facing east up the Fraser River. Specifically, it appears to be about an 1/8 of a mile west of the Resource Road turn off to Rock Quarry #1.
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  5. ommoran

    ommoran Experienced Newbie

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    So ABSOLUTELY in for that one. That would be great!
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  6. MAS500

    MAS500 Adventurer

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    Squamish is great. Love riding the Elaho River Valley. The falls are going to be incredible this year. Road to Wigwam Inn last year - that was fun. So many good rides. I'm in Mission too. Anyone interested in doing the KVR?
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  7. ommoran

    ommoran Experienced Newbie

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    What, exactly, is the KVR? no0b here...
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  8. The Island

    The Island Im lost.

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    Great trek. Though last year I found Texas Creek to be a little sketchy — lots of loose gravel around those narrow twists. West Harrison was fantastic if you are looking to go up there that way. In any event, I am down when you do. It's most excellent.

    KVR — thats the Kettle Valley Railroad in the Okanagan.

    https://www.google.ca/maps/@49.1263131,-122.2121309,17.51z

    - - -

    Went up West Harrison - snow @ 65KM mark. Too much. Turned around and found a camp site right on the water — what is't all about.
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  9. The Island

    The Island Im lost.

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    Never done it. Would love to.
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  10. usnbeans

    usnbeans Steve T

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    KVR sounds interesting. Is it a day trip or a 2 day trip ? What is the road surface like. GS will be registered this week so I am almost ready to get out and about !
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  11. The Island

    The Island Im lost.

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    I too would like to know. I do know it's not a 1 day trip unless you only go a little ways. I have always found that the maps were always a little obscure. This is what I was able to find:
    http://bcorma.ca/node/55

    Kevin from below talks about riding parts of it. The above link backs it up. Either way, I'd LOVE to go with someone who knows the area.
    https://sites.google.com/site/gpskevin/gpskevin-ride-calendar/british-columbia-adventure-bike-2013
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  12. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    I did the KVR Naramata section a few years ago. That section is good going for 2 wheel drive cars. There are quite a few sections to that trail some sections allow motorized vehicles some don't.
    20140621_133825.jpg
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  13. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    I've mountain biked the KVR from Penticton to Okanagan Falls a few times. As much as I would have liked to, i think if I was to ride a dirt bike along that stretch, pretty sure I'd get lynched.
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  14. ommoran

    ommoran Experienced Newbie

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    Well, that is definitely on my list now. I've always enjoyed spotting the Shakespearean markers on that section of Highway 5, and now must go explore... :thumb
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  15. The Island

    The Island Im lost.

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    Yea... I have heard mixed feelings about that, too. Then again, you always do with multi use trails. I suppose if you go slowly past people and don't rip the trail up, it would be fine. Maybe if you handed out free lollipops.
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  16. The Island

    The Island Im lost.

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    Going out again on Sat if anyone is interested. Give me a shout. Probably try E Harrison — who knows. Gunna be wet!
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  17. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    Yeah, can't join you Saturday, working. Expect snow 20 miles up.
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  18. The Island

    The Island Im lost.

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    Was up there last weekend. Snow was drivable until around KM Sixty something. Went for a nice camp @ 55. It was the most beautiful camp spot this year — by far!
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  19. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    OK, you've clearly got more determination than me. Camping?? It's still friggin' cold out there man! i was out on my Norton for a few hours last Sunday, frickin' froze!!!
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  20. filterwrench

    filterwrench Been here awhile

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    His post said driveable not rideable, I would not even think about camping with a motorcycle in the snow I am not tough enough for that!
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