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Forum: Canada 04-09-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,371
Posted By dr650bc
fitness

Hi Chris,

thanks for the pm. I sold the Vstrom but I can still get out on a spare DR650
Let's talk soon.
RB
Forum: Canada 02-13-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,371
Posted By dr650bc
I agree but really can't afford to have any more...

I agree but really can't afford to have any more off road tumbles mountain biking. Nothing in BC provides a soft landing spot.
I do enjoy trail riding but steer clear of the knarly downhills. I...
Forum: Canada 02-08-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,371
Posted By dr650bc
fitness

Wow - what a great feeling to find something you and your son can both do. I believe my improved fitness will help with the off roading I plan to do this year. At 57, I feel pretty good cycling 46km...
Forum: Canada 02-05-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,371
Posted By dr650bc
wow - that's a ton of miles ! part of the...

wow - that's a ton of miles ! part of the enjoyment is the precision of a good road bike on a twisty backroad.
I may plan a trip to rural Quebec in the future - I hear there are some fantastic...
Forum: Canada 02-05-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,371
Posted By dr650bc
that has crossed my mind:D part of my problem is...

that has crossed my mind:D part of my problem is the fact that just getting out of the lower mainland to some quieter, dryer roads gobbles up so much time.
Forum: Canada 02-05-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,371
Posted By dr650bc
good point shipwrek ! I do remember the effort...

good point shipwrek ! I do remember the effort required a couple times picking up the wee?strom - definitely burned some calories:lol3
Forum: Canada 02-05-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,371
Posted By dr650bc
I agree that intense off road riding would be...

I agree that intense off road riding would be great exercise. However most of my riding was mostly touring and reasonably smooth dirt roads. Very little exercise but very good training for...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,371
Posted By dr650bc
thanks for the comments. I am keeping a DR650 I...

thanks for the comments. I am keeping a DR650 I share with my son as well as my ATV. I wouldn't like to stop all riding. The multi-day trips are not feasible with my business and fitness schedule.
...
Forum: Canada 02-04-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,371
Posted By dr650bc
fitness ?

Since 2002, I have enjoyed many adventures on 2 different V-Stroms. On the many organized rides such as LoadedPalooza and the BC Big Trailie rides, I have met many great folks and enjoyed spectacular...
Forum: Vendors 12-25-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,638
Posted By dr650bc
I am pretty familiar with the Penticton Kelowna...

I am pretty familiar with the Penticton Kelowna section as well as the Summerland - Princeton leg. Contact me if you like for details on where you can ride as well as entertaining bypass routes.
Forum: Canada 12-09-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 898
Views: 99,935
Posted By dr650bc
September is a long way off but I am definitely...

September is a long way off but I am definitely interested. A few riders will remember the LoadedPalooza rides that ran in the fall. Usually good weather except for a couple years where the higher...
Forum: Canada 12-07-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,079
Posted By dr650bc
Have to offer a correction - even while I was...

Have to offer a correction - even while I was involved with the Big Trailie rides, Ross did pretty much all the work.
Forum: Canada 11-29-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,079
Posted By dr650bc
Thanks for your efforts on the rides I attended....

Thanks for your efforts on the rides I attended. I could see the hard work was increasing every year. I hope you can get back to your more enjoyable solo riding without worrying about everyone's...
Forum: Canada 04-06-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By dr650bc
You might want to get a second opinion as 2300/yr...

You might want to get a second opinion as 2300/yr does sound excessive. You only need your liability from ICBC - the gov't insurance co. there are a number of private carriers for the optional...
Forum: Canada 04-06-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By dr650bc
Greetings from Port Coquitlam, Depending on...

Greetings from Port Coquitlam,

Depending on your choice of bike, you need to pretty far east to find worthwhile riding areas. Many of the logging roads around Mission are too rough for my V-Strom...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By dr650bc
Our route last weekend for the BC Big Trailie...

Our route last weekend for the BC Big Trailie ride was excellent

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420169
Forum: Canada 04-01-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By dr650bc
Went atv riding last weekend up Harrison east...

Went atv riding last weekend up Harrison east FSR. We would usually go up the norrish creek rd ( inch creek) but it climbs right away. We ran into snow at less than 1000' up the logging spurs off...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By dr650bc
Harrison Lake BC - lucky Friday the 13th

It's still cold but the snow is gone. Cabin fever is hitting all of us pretty hard this year so I took the V-Strom 650 out to Harrison Lake, 2 hrs east of Vancouver.

With a low elevation(36 ft...
Forum: Canada 02-09-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,135
Posted By dr650bc
Greetings fellow greater Vancouver riders !! ...

Greetings fellow greater Vancouver riders !!

Time to check in - I have been around for quite a while and really enjoy the backroads of BC. Being self-employed, I don't spend much time with forum...
Forum: Canada 01-11-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 395
Views: 35,336
Posted By dr650bc
All the snow piled everywhere only makes the...

All the snow piled everywhere only makes the anticipation more intense for this event.

As usual, Manxman has chosen a fantastic route. I really appreciate the hours of route checking & organizing...
Forum: Canada 11-21-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 19,132
Posted By dr650bc
Where to start ???? Hurley Pass, Carpenter...

Where to start ????

Hurley Pass, Carpenter Lake Road, Highline rd (above Anderson Lake), Mission Mtn Rd., Pavilion Mtn Rd, Pronceton-Summerland Rd, Hedley Nickleplate Rd., Deadman Creek Rd, all...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2008, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By dr650bc
chute lake road is now closed and the 201 on the...

chute lake road is now closed and the 201 on the east side is 5000' up so snow is an issue

Blasting continues but no word when the road will be open
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,089
Posted By dr650bc
Fat v-stroms

Browsing the various Suzuki websites today and came across a strange spec.

The US website shows the V-Strom1000 & 650 at curb weights
While the canadian site shows the old weights - dry weight....
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By dr650bc
more to follow tomorrow - I had more done but...

more to follow tomorrow - I had more done but something crashed:cry
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2008, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By dr650bc
Just past Natural Bridges, we took Hwy 261 south...

Just past Natural Bridges, we took Hwy 261 south to Mexican Hat as it was a direct route and a potentially cool section. As we traversed the rolling green hills of the Cedar Mesa, we were almost a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By dr650bc
Red Rocls & White Snow - Part 3

Sorry about the delay for this part Manxman ( and anyone else interested)

Here we go with more of the story.............

As we headed south along Hwy 95 from Hite towards Mexican Hat, we took...
Forum: Canada 05-24-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 31,495
Posted By dr650bc
We miss ya dude !!!!! here's a few bits of...

We miss ya dude !!!!!

here's a few bits of digiscenery from the Utah trip
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=343856
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344153

part 3...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2008, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By dr650bc
Thanks WZT Coming from the rain forest of...

Thanks WZT

Coming from the rain forest of BC, seeing the bones of the earth was fantastic.
I will be back for sure as it looks like the high mountains offer some fantastic riding too.

how...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2008, 11:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By dr650bc
here is part 2 - part 3 coming soon ...

here is part 2 - part 3 coming soon

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=344153
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By dr650bc
What a day this was turning out to be !!!:clap ...

What a day this was turning out to be !!!:clap
From the immense grandeur of Bryce Canyon to the fantastic riding on the Burr Trail, we were prepared for a uneventful ride up to Torrey for the...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,681
Posted By dr650bc
Red Rocks & White Snow PART 2

the number of pictures was making the loading time too long so here is part 2


The Burr Trail paved section was one of the most entertaining roads I have ever traveled. However, the real...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2008, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By dr650bc
Let's make this a 2 parter so the lag time drops

Let's make this a 2 parter so the lag time drops
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By dr650bc
Bryce canyon continues.............. ...

Bryce canyon continues..............
http://dr650bc.smugmug.com/photos/298793232_DYZnj-O.jpg

The snowpack was still deep but the park crews had the main roads nice & clean - thanks :clap ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By dr650bc
OK - looks fine so here we go.............. ...

OK - looks fine so here we go..............

Winter 08 was colder than usual in Utah as well as Canada, so some of the high mountain backroads were closed. No problem as you can't go far in Utah on...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By dr650bc
Red Rocks & White Snow - Canucks do Utah April 2008

Living in the Great White North can be frustrating in the winter. Riding season is just too damn short. Living in Vancouver should be better for biking with our warm sea level location....
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,605
Posted By dr650bc
For what it's worth, here is my take. I...

For what it's worth, here is my take.

I bought an 02 - 1000 new in 2002 and really enjoyed the bike's capabilities. I changed a few things to make the bike more usable.
First, the stock gearing...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2008, 08:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,076
Posted By dr650bc
lots of ABS 650's here is Vancouver. I almost...

lots of ABS 650's here is Vancouver. I almost bought a yellow one for 7500 Cdn before taxes but didn't want ABS. I did get a great deal on an 07 non abs for 7000 + tax. All 08's in Canada have ABS -...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2008, 07:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,919
Posted By dr650bc
Having just traded my 1000 for a 650 I can tell...

Having just traded my 1000 for a 650 I can tell you about a few noticeable differences.

the 650 motor is WAY smoother from 3000-5000. My 02 - 1000 was terrible in that range, even with the new...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,188
Posted By dr650bc
:huh I don't know where you live Koach, or where...

:huh I don't know where you live Koach, or where this dealer is, but he obviously has no idea what's going on out here in the west.

V-Strom 650's are selling well and you see them all over the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-16-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By dr650bc
Why am I smiling ?

There are a few reasons for me to smile in this picture :D
http://dr650bc.smugmug.com/photos/266701279_z69zS-L.jpg

I am ready to leave the home base of Manxman after a visit & discussion about...
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