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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 03:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,160
Posted By yamalama
That thing looks dangerous. :eek1

That thing looks dangerous.
:eek1
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 09:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,410
Posted By yamalama
What did i say that was incorrect? Please advise....

What did i say that was incorrect? Please advise.

BTW, I am from southern Manitoba, so much for your theory. :deal

I actually prefer Eastern Canada, people-wise and history-wise.
The winter...
Forum: Canada 03-01-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,410
Posted By yamalama
This should be "the best place to retire, with a...

This should be "the best place to retire, with a four month riding season" thread.
:D

B C is the ONLY province with a reasonable length motorcycle season. That makes it good enough for me.
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 92,679
Posted By yamalama
Bad luck! Best wishes on a speedy repair.

Bad luck!
Best wishes on a speedy repair.
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,028
Posted By yamalama
Using softened water for drinking purposes is not...

Using softened water for drinking purposes is not recommended, is it?
Forum: Canada 02-27-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Nice to see that everyone is basically where they...

Nice to see that everyone is basically where they want to be.
Defensive, in most cases. :D
30 days until we move to Kelowna.

You are far too young to retire, Gunnerbuck. :D
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 67,842
Posted By yamalama
Wow. Thanks for taking the time. :clap

Wow.
Thanks for taking the time.
:clap
Forum: Canada 02-25-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
I do not think the latest decrease in interest...

I do not think the latest decrease in interest rates has perked the market up very much.
The demand is definitely high in Kelowna. Houses are not on the market for very long, in most cases.
The...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Penticton prices are the same as Kelowna, more or...

Penticton prices are the same as Kelowna, more or less. Far better selection in the Kelowna area.
Good luck with Penticton. We tried. It does however seem like it would be a pretty decent place to...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
re: road bicycles in the Kelowna area. We were...

re: road bicycles in the Kelowna area.
We were in Kelowna yesterday. Talked to an avid roadie.
He said the local loops are incredible. He had just returned from a 75k ride with 20 other roadies....
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Couple of pics. <a...

Couple of pics.



<a href="http://s934.photobucket.com/user/bretthsmith/media/image.jpg1.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad185/bretthsmith/image.jpg1.jpg"...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
The city planner in Kelowna is a bike nut. He is...

The city planner in Kelowna is a bike nut. He is doing everything he can to increase the kilometers of trails within the city.
There are literally dozens of loops around Kelowna for road bikes. ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 92,679
Posted By yamalama
Nice. Thanks for the update.

Nice.
Thanks for the update.
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Oliver has great countryside. Great wineries. ...

Oliver has great countryside. Great wineries.
The town sucks. imho. About 30 years behind the times. Almost as horrible as Okanagan Falls.
You would be better off in Summerland or Osoyoos, if you...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Rattlesnake point. Yikes. That snake looks pretty...

Rattlesnake point. Yikes. That snake looks pretty large.
There is an Island outside Keowna that is called Rattlesnake Island. Apparently the snakes are in the water in that particular area.
I...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Lotta rattlesnakes around Osoyoos. The rattler...

Lotta rattlesnakes around Osoyoos.
The rattler population thins out as you head north.
:eek1
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Bill 310; There are some great things on the...

Bill 310; There are some great things on the horizon, health care wise, in Kelowna. It is, after all, Premier Clark's riding. Big hospital addition, new Cancer Center. Even a doctor could barely...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Not really. Very little snow down low in the...

Not really.
Very little snow down low in the Okanagan, in the winter.
They do however experience fog from the lake.
The golf course has been open for a couple of weeks. Hogs prowling the streets.
Forum: Canada 02-18-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
I have found that most of the FSR roads on the...

I have found that most of the FSR roads on the South Island are gated.
Not much off-road riding to be had. Comparatively speaking.
The North Island is a different story.
The interior of B C is...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
The housing costs in the Lower Mainland preclude...

The housing costs in the Lower Mainland preclude almost anyone from retiring there. For most folks from elsewhere, it is not really a valid option.
The average Vancouverite has few options, if...
Forum: Canada 02-16-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
thanks for the advice. the pics look great. ...

thanks for the advice.
the pics look great.
The riding opportunities are basically endless, yes?
Forum: Canada 02-16-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Nelson is a jewel of a town. We wanted to be...

Nelson is a jewel of a town.
We wanted to be closer to Vancouver.
It is a glorious ride, getting to Nelson, from Kelowna.
Forum: Canada 02-16-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Fantastic area. Just sold a house in Parksville. ...

Fantastic area. Just sold a house in Parksville.
A great lifestyle, no doubt. Great value.
Hell, I even like Nanaimo. Lots.
Just not for us.
Kelowna is vibrant, in a mini-Vancouver fashion....
Forum: Canada 02-16-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Thanks. We look forward to Kelowna, in a big...

Thanks.
We look forward to Kelowna, in a big way. The other smaller towns are not to our liking. We tried.
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
We are going to buy on the Vernon side of...

We are going to buy on the Vernon side of Kelowna.
A conscious decision, wanting to be close to what the Vernon area has to offer.
We want a taste of the rat race. 6 months in Penticton has...
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Port Alberni? That isn't going to happen....

Port Alberni?
That isn't going to happen. Great place to visit, don't get me wrong.
:D
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Kelowna is going to be the place. Pretty sure. ...

Kelowna is going to be the place. Pretty sure.
It is like a small version of Vancouver, without most of the headaches.
3.5 hours to Vancouver.
Lots of ski hills, to alleviate the down side.
The...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
We loved Vancouver. 30 years worth. Enough was...

We loved Vancouver. 30 years worth. Enough was enough, however.
Racism is a two way street.
Security at the Richmond mall asked my wife to leave.
She only got as far as the entrance. "You go-this...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
Me gonna retire. No work. Great point-...

Me gonna retire. No work.

Great point- healthcare.
The hospital/doctor thing is quite an issue in B C.
You cannot get a family GP in the South Okanagan. Impossible. Period.
I do not want to...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
We have spent the last 6 months in Penticton. ...

We have spent the last 6 months in Penticton.
No way would I recommend this town.
Quite an eye opener for us.
The dual sport riding, however, is endless, out of Penticton.
We miss the city vibe a...
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,366
Posted By yamalama
B.C. Best Places to Retire Thread.

K.
We bailed out of Vancouver.
We are exploring the Okanagan Valley.
6 months of looking, checking. 2 full months of dualsport exploring, every day.
I moved from Manitoba 30 years ago. B.C. has...
Forum: Canada 02-13-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By yamalama
450

450
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 814
Posted By yamalama
May long weekend. That's my guess.

May long weekend. That's my guess.
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By yamalama
My wife and I have travelled in Turkey. ...

My wife and I have travelled in Turkey.
Fabulous. Almost beyond compare, in many respects.
My favourite, amongst many: Having Hieropolis to ourselves. For hours.
On a glorious late spring day.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,717
Posted By yamalama
I chucked some usd forks on mine, when I got...

I chucked some usd forks on mine, when I got back.
Best.Mod.Ever. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,717
Posted By yamalama
I f'n love the older Euro beasts. I picked up a...

I f'n love the older Euro beasts.
I picked up a Super Tenere over there, last spring.
Rode it for 5000 k's before shipping it back to Vancouver.
Best.Trip.Ever. :D
Forum: Canada 02-07-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By yamalama
I still have a fresh Westwood sticker. : ) ...

I still have a fresh Westwood sticker. : )
Someone should really copy it. Make us some new ones.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,130
Posted By yamalama
I have been hit in the face, on the highway, as...

I have been hit in the face, on the highway, as well.
I also witnessed a grass fire, in the median, due to a smoker. I watched her throw the butt out. Burnt out a quarter block of median. I called...
Forum: Canada 02-03-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By yamalama
The ICBC website contradicts this info.

The ICBC website contradicts this info.
Forum: Canada 02-02-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By yamalama
B C insurance is not overly expensive, if you...

B C insurance is not overly expensive, if you qualify for the good driver discount.
The Tim Hortons? Yup. Ridiculous. A great place to wear a dirty old pair of sweatpants, seemingly, if nothing...
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