West Koots

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  1. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    You guys are gonna make me reconsider selling the 640 if you keep this up.

    Until then...

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  2. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    Is that up the Paulson just past Rossland with Mt. Spiers waaayyyy in the background
  3. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    According to BC Backroads Rosebud is stocked with Rainbow trout.
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  4. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    Not up the Paulson. East.
  5. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    It’s my fourth Westy, second Eurovan. My 11th VW. Eyes open here.
    For the $. There is nothing else that comes close.
  6. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    Lovely pic!
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  7. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    Anybody ever been up Gibbs creek road from Grandforks to Phoenix and back down to Greenwood. Headed to Penticton next week thought I would give it a go
  8. Rossland Rider

    Rossland Rider Been here awhile

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    I’ve been into Phoenix from the highway where it is signed then on to greenwood, is a nice easy detour. I have explored a bit of the west end of Gibbs creek road and it looks like good gravel road. I say go for it and report back to us. Check out the cenotaph at Phoenix. Pretty cool spot
    If you want to be more aggressive go up to Conkle lake and over to OK falls. This is a bit trickier however
  9. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    I’ve done it in the car, nice little side trip if you’re not in a hurry.
  10. devildogg

    devildogg Long timer

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    So no challenge just a gravel road? Thanks never much in a hurry anymore
  11. devildogg

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    Thanks thats the plan. Cascade hwy - Gibbs creek -westbridge - conkle to Skaha
  12. zoo

    zoo Been here awhile

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  13. zoo

    zoo Been here awhile

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    Yes for sure, up Gibbs creek, left immediately after huge uphill bend in hwy, down through few houses and head up. Lots of snow in hills around Okanagan. Head North on hwy 33, thru carmi town. North out of town, after bridge, 2nd left, not first one, the one about 2km after bridge. Up to kvr railway. Now all the way to Penticton, past Arlington, McCullough and chute lakes. When you get to the adra big tunnel, drop down on road through trees for about 500m onto logging road down to naramata. Granfolks to Penticton this route is 6 hrs, but amazing
  14. motrhead

    motrhead Travellin' Soul

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    So, I haven't done any riding over there this year, but I will be passing through (rapidly) the area this weekend to pick up my next bike.
    I thought I had sworn off Harleys, but a good deal came up on an 08 Ulysses, so I will be picking up where my broken 06 Ulysses left off! Supposedly all the issues with the earlier ones were fixed in 08, so here we go. This is the ride for Tuk next year. I will put some dirt worthy tires on it, and I am sure I will be doing some backroads around the Kootenays.
    I came sooo close to buying that Duc Multistrada 1000 in Kelowna...but this should be as much or more fun. The 06 was a fun bike for the short time I rode it, but the 08 fixes the limited steeringk lock issue, and has a higher redline.
    I momentarily entertained the thought of a fly and ride out to New Brunswick for a Stelvio, but the Ulysses was half the price, local, and is close to a hundred pounds lighter. This is my reward to myself for selling all my project bikes. All I need now is a running XT600...
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  15. zoo

    zoo Been here awhile

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    Conkle lake and over is an absolute mess. Like last year. Kvr is epic
  16. JayDee24ca

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    Gibbs Creek Road is a fair bit less developed than a gravel road. Its more of a trail. Not too bad, but I sure wouldn't be taking a car on it.
  17. zoo

    zoo Been here awhile

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    If you don't have time , take the camp McKinney road over to oliver
  18. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    Well it seems my memory isn't as good as it once was, I looked on google maps to see where Gibbs Creek Road was and that was the only road on the west/south side of 3 after Grand Forks till Greenwood....turns out after JayDee's comment I looked in the backroad book and Lo I only drove the Pheonix rd in the car not Gibbs! Shucks....:shog
  19. spuh

    spuh Been here awhile

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    Uly you say? I finally broke a belt on mine last week and considered selling it. In time I returned to my senses though (or lost all of them, as the case may be). I miss my old Nortons and nowadays i can't afford a decent one; Buells strike me as a modern day Norton. 24000 miles on this belt and no idea why it broke; dried puddle section of a well travelled dirt "road" and I went to accelerate from a giant puddle and suddenly no drive. Clean break and no sign of rock puncture. Keep a spare belt with you (but I guess you'd know that having had one in the past). Good luck getting to Tuk; I can't reasonably do so until I retire. Unless it becomes possible this summer (:cry)
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  20. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    I reckon you'll enjoy the '08 Uly. I love my '09, which is essentially the same bike. On a twisty road they're like cheating.

    I also reckon you better take a gas can if you're going to ride it to Tuk.

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