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Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By BigWan
Day 11 8/27/14 Brohm Ridge 36 miles ...

Day 11
8/27/14 Brohm Ridge
36 miles
continued



Bartek taking it all in. That’s Mt. Garibaldi shrouded in the clouds.
If you look carefully, you can see Lica and myself working up the trail...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Words to live by! [/QUOTE] You're not kidding -...

Words to live by! [/QUOTE]
You're not kidding - just ask stuntcrazy! :evil :lol3



Thanks, RRR. BC is really worth exploring. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Thanks, glad you're enjoying the report. ...

Thanks, glad you're enjoying the report.
Rebecca may have worn MTB shorts every day, Radek also wore shorts a couple days.
They had armor underneath, like hockey players.




Thanks, dano ! ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 11 8/27/14 Brohm Ridge 36 miles ...

Day 11
8/27/14 Brohm Ridge
36 miles
continued



I should probably add a disclaimer here:
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 11 8/27/14 Brohm Ridge 36 miles ...

Day 11
8/27/14 Brohm Ridge
36 miles



Today’s plan was to explore the trails around Alice Lake and Squamish.
Even though the miles were quite low, the riding was over-the-top spectacular. ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 10 8/26/14 Sloquet Hot Springs to Cat...

Day 10
8/26/14 Sloquet Hot Springs to Cat Lake
157 miles




We were up with the sun, around 9am.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
hey Cristian, I'm just glad somebody else...

hey Cristian,
I'm just glad somebody else thought so! :lol3



haha, thanks Mike.
That's a great area for riding, must have been nice to be home. :D
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Wait - who is "we?" You, Spanky, Alfalfa, and...

Wait - who is "we?" You, Spanky, Alfalfa, and who else? :scratch
:lol3




For the record, I've never even seen a Canadian beaver...not even at summer camp. :wink:
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Well I guess that about covers it, I've been...

Well I guess that about covers it, I've been officially thanked. :lol3
So, now I can quit my bitching and get back to work.
Thanks :D


Glad you like it all, dano.
Forum: Ride reports 12-20-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 9 8/25/14 Lillooet to Sloquet Hot Springs ...

Day 9
8/25/14 Lillooet to Sloquet Hot Springs
275 miles
concluded



After that truly enjoyable lunch at Tyax, we headed for Carpenter Lake
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Thanks Lica, The plates look great, can't wait...

Thanks Lica,
The plates look great, can't wait to mount it.
Good Luck tomorrow, I hope they know which kidney to take. :rofl
I'm sure we'll be hearing more from you soon. :D
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Thanks, Grinderman LittlWan and I were...

Thanks, Grinderman



LittlWan and I were joking after we read this that 45 is the new 44 1/2.
To be fair to the other guys, I was the old fart on this ride - Lica and Bartek are 36 ish, Radek...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 9 8/25/14 Lillooet to Sloquet Hot Springs...

Day 9
8/25/14 Lillooet to Sloquet Hot Springs
275 miles
continued



We were trying something new this day. We had a Sena GoPro Audio Pack, it plugs into a GoPro 3 - 4 and allows you to...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 9 8/25/14 Lillooet to Sloquet Hot Springs...

Day 9
8/25/14 Lillooet to Sloquet Hot Springs
275 miles




Welcome to downtown Lillooet.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
That's funny, but KTMs are like honey to Osos....

That's funny, but KTMs are like honey to Osos. :lol3




That gear does take up a lot of space, if you could spread it out among a group of riders it would help.
Rebecca was carrying 200' of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Thanks advrockrider, Is it just me or is there...

Thanks advrockrider,
Is it just me or is there a little deja vu in there? :lol3
I would love to read your report from Baja, so, do it.
That being said, my best advice for doing a ride report is,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
You are so right on. We had to fight the urge to...

You are so right on. We had to fight the urge to stop and look around.


Thanks, I agree the video does a better job than the stills here.


Thanks RRR, glad you liked it.
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 8 8/24/14 Blue Earth Lake to Lillooet ...

Day 8
8/24/14 Blue Earth Lake to Lillooet
130 miles
concluded



Molybdenite was just perfect. Exactly what Bartek was hoping Canada would deliver. :clap
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-15-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 8 8/24/14 Blue Earth Lake to Lillooet ...

Day 8
8/24/14 Blue Earth Lake to Lillooet
130 miles



We took our time getting on the trail this morning, there was no rush. :crash
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Beer in Corvallis sounds great! :freaky Do you...

Beer in Corvallis sounds great! :freaky Do you know any good trails around that area? Might have to check that out.




After giving it some thought, I realized I'm the slow one (on foot) in...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 7 8/22/14 Vernon to Blue Earth Lake 130...

Day 7
8/22/14 Vernon to Blue Earth Lake
130 miles
concluded
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 7 8/22/14 Vernon to Blue Earth Lake 130...

Day 7
8/22/14 Vernon to Blue Earth Lake
130 miles
continued
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 7 8/22/14 Vernon to Blue Earth Lake 130...

Day 7
8/22/14 Vernon to Blue Earth Lake
130 miles



Today would be more of a laid back scenic ride to Blue Earth Lake. We will be meeting up and camping with friends this evening.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
I have a few thoughts about that bear spray. ...

I have a few thoughts about that bear spray.
It seems to me that if you were ever in a position where you had to use it, you would be screwed.
Even if you were lucky enough to aim it correctly...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 6 8/22/14 riding with Gord and Dan ...

Day 6
8/22/14 riding with Gord and Dan
concluded



I had a chance to follow Kelds through some tight stuff.

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hUEnZO1hqaw"...
Forum: Ride reports 12-11-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Welcome elron, great to have you along, we'll...

Welcome elron, great to have you along, we'll wait for you at the next turn. :D




I know LittleWan brought it up, she's a bit of a pusher.
Don't worry, accepting the koolaid is not a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 6 8/22/14 riding with Gord and Dan ...

Day 6
8/22/14 riding with Gord and Dan
continued


There was a work around for the mud that we missed…
well, Lica was the only one that didn't get to use it.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 6 8/22/14 riding with Gord and Dan ...

Day 6
8/22/14 riding with Gord and Dan




Today we were riding with Gord and Dan, friends of Chris and Lica. These guys are also involved with trail making and race organizing.
We rode...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
cristache201 Looks like you had fun making...

cristache201

Looks like you had fun making that video. :1drink





Hey gammel,
Thanks for the :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 5 8/21/14 rest day We had...

Day 5
8/21/14 rest day



We had settled right in at Chez Faststage1, maybe a little too much.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 4 8/20/14 Riding with Chris 125 miles ...

Day 4
8/20/14 Riding with Chris
125 miles
concluded



We went a very roundabout way to get to Salmon Arm, it took nearly 2 hours.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 4 8/20/14 Riding with Chris 125 miles ...

Day 4
8/20/14 Riding with Chris
125 miles
continued



After seeing Salmon Arm from above, we were headed to town for lunch.
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
:wave Hi Ladybug0048 Thanks, we all...

:wave Hi Ladybug0048




Thanks, we all pretty much live for off-road riding. I'm glad it looks easy, but sometimes, it really hurts



Thanks and you're welcome, you should come south,...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 32,157
Posted By BigWan
Congratulations, Jordan! :freaky First for...

Congratulations, Jordan! :freaky

First for finishing the ride, but more importantly for following through and finishing the report.
I think you are a pretty decent writer and you expressed...
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 4 8/20/14 Riding with Chris 125 miles ...

Day 4
8/20/14 Riding with Chris
125 miles



We woke up in Vernon at chez Faststage1. Since we’re Osos, we rate the basement. That’s ok, it’s where we belong. :D
It was a very nice basement...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
If you like the Loose Screw you should stay...

If you like the Loose Screw you should stay tuned. :evil




We're happy to have you, welcome :D
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
I guess that means our work here is done. :evil ...

I guess that means our work here is done. :evil






It is an incredible bike, like LittleWan says - "the 990 is the only motorcycle."
I sure hope the person who owns my next 990 is taking...
Forum: Ride reports 12-05-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 3 8/19/14 Cabin Lake to Vernon 240...

Day 3
8/19/14 Cabin Lake to Vernon
240 miles
concluded



We were having a great time on the Whipsaw, stopping to play at every opportunity.
I know we are all “grown ups,” but sometimes on...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Bear spray is no joke. I wasn't sprayed directly,...

Bear spray is no joke. I wasn't sprayed directly, just came in contact with a wet surface. I can't imagine what it would be like to take a full on shot to the face. :eek1






That is one of...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 74,643
Posted By BigWan
Day 3 8/19/14 Cabin Lake to Vernon 240...

Day 3
8/19/14 Cabin Lake to Vernon
240 miles
continued


I think this trail is just before the Whipsaw.

We got some great shots of us getting hung up on a downed tree.
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