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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)
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  5. Whatever, let's meet.

    17 vote(s)
    68.0%
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  1. rswift-ebay

    rswift-ebay Been here awhile

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    Weekends usually work for me I will send you a pm.
  2. The Island

    The Island Im lost.

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    Was thinking of hitting up either E or W Harrison. Maybe even the hot spring up the west side. I have the entire week off!
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  3. rswift-ebay

    rswift-ebay Been here awhile

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    Which week are you thinking?
  4. The Island

    The Island Im lost.

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    The week of the 24th I am off. Back to work on the 2nd.
  5. rswift-ebay

    rswift-ebay Been here awhile

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    Excellent. I don't care about the cold but won't ride if there is alot of salt on the roads or its pissing down. Sure take rain while riding but not if it's gonna be a soaker all day...
  6. Allrpm

    Allrpm Been here awhile

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    Harrison will be a challenge from the South going up. You have to deal with the wash out at Bremner creek and there are some pretty rough wash outs that could be just ripping now a days. If ya go for it, keep us posted!

    RPM
  7. rswift-ebay

    rswift-ebay Been here awhile

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    Washout as in deep rivers.... Hm. This weather and deep water don't make for a happy Roy. Maybe we should we should chat about that post Christmas ride!
  8. The Island

    The Island Im lost.

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    Yea, that washout is a bummer. Though, you can get past it, it's hard by yourself to backtrack (if you aren't planning on doing the loop) which means your only way back south is to go north and take the HWY back — snow potential. As for the FSR, it's fine. Was camping not that long ago and had no troubles whatsoever. But, road conditions are subjective so, stay safe and only ride within your comfort zone. I'll post some photos on here of the trip!
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  9. rswift-ebay

    rswift-ebay Been here awhile

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    Cheers how long to do the loop would you say? And why is it hard to backtrack?
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  10. MikefromNL

    MikefromNL Long timer

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    It's very, very steep to get down onto the bridge, so in the return you have to go up the bank but there is no run-up to it. I believe if you go back some pages in this thread there are pictures.
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  11. rswift-ebay

    rswift-ebay Been here awhile

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    Ahh ok thanks. Will have a look
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  12. The Island

    The Island Im lost.

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    Precisely. You could get back up with a 3 to 1 as there is an anchor otherwise, you are man handling it with a little help with some friends. Or, just avoiding it all together. The loop for me takes 12 hours from my house and back — I usually go through Lilouette and back S on HWY 1. That numbers all depends on who I am riding with and what we get up to. You could easily shave a few hours if you aren't like me and try and go down roads you have no business going down.
  13. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer Supporter

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    You guys are thinking of doing the loop in late December, you got way bigger set of bollocks than I ever would. I’ve hit a wall of snow 15’ high in late April, twice!! Never mind the niseable ride south down from Pemberton. The cops actually might give you a wee bit hassle for no snow tires north of Squamish. Take pics!!!!
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  14. The Island

    The Island Im lost.

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    Hell no. If I eluded to the fact that I was doing the loop, I apologize. I will be going up there to see how far I can get, build a fire and come back home.
  15. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer Supporter

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    People call me a pyromaniac. How do you build a fire in pouring rain or wet snow/ i really need to know, I like heat!!
  16. rswift-ebay

    rswift-ebay Been here awhile

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    F@@@@ what did I get myself into? Lol
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  17. Rocket Richie

    Rocket Richie Adventurer

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    Hey. I live east of Mission. I’m new to the forum. I’ve been farkling up a 2016 Super Tenere I bought in early November. All I’ve got left is throw on my pair of Mitas E07’s and I’m good to go. But to tell you the truth the Contitrails are pretty impressive. I’ve done 20 mile bay with ease. I can’t commit to any thing now but my wife and I are lookin for some riding partners. We ride pretty much every weekend It isn’t raining. If the timing and weather permits we’re in. If it doesn’t work out this weekend there will be others. Cheers
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  18. Allrpm

    Allrpm Been here awhile

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    Check out Toofargone 's video

    RPM
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  19. rswift-ebay

    rswift-ebay Been here awhile

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    Excellent video!
  20. The Island

    The Island Im lost.

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    It's tough. I like the practice. I am part of SAR and am taught to be able to build a fire as long as there is something to burn, whether it's wet out there or not.