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Old 04-07-2012, 03:44 AM   #106
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Great RR with stunning photos / countryside. what a ride... We don't see too much country like that over here..

Good to hear the KLR performed well...
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:54 AM   #107
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Great RR with stunning photos / countryside. what a ride... We don't see too much country like that over here..

Good to hear the KLR performed well...

Thanks Ian,

It's funny how we take for granted the scenery that surrounds us, and lust for what someone else has. I would love to get across to Australia one year, and it may happen sooner than I was originally planning.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:15 PM   #108
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Great ride report.

This looks almost as fun as your moab trip and it is nearby. If you want to revisit it and want company let me know.
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Old 10-08-2012, 02:04 AM   #109
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[QUOTE=Lycan1;13634810] The Coalmont Hotel is very interesting, I really did feel like I should of had spurs on walking in there./QUOTE]

The Coalmont and Tulameen area is know for logging and mining..... you would be better suited with gum boots or corks...you might keep your spurs for the Merritt area

And some "gnarly adventurers" might ruin the dirtbiking for the Tulameen locals if you keep advertising their riding areas

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Old 10-08-2012, 08:37 AM   #110
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The Coalmont and Tulameen area is know for logging and mining..... you would be better suited with gum boots or corks...you might keep your spurs for the Merritt area

And some "gnarly adventurers" might ruin the dirtbiking for the Tulameen locals if you keep advertising their riding areas

This I very much doubt. In all reality, the KVR will very soon be off limits for motorized vehicles due to pressure from special interest groups. Then local dirt bikers and "gnarly adventurers" will either stay off it or become outlaws. It is a shame really, since it will be seen by precious few without them. I am glad I saw it when I did, truly a testament to engineering and determination.

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Old 10-08-2012, 01:57 PM   #111
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Lycan,
I have been riding different sections of the KVR since 1978 and have watched it gain popularity by all sorts of folks: walkers, bicyclists, horse folks, quadders, drunks in pick-ups ,and good folks like you and me. I rode the Myra Canyon trestles before AND after the fires (respectfully when encountering others) and have watched ranchers/farmers/ aboriginals lay claim to "right of way".

Each group has its own sense of entitlement to the railbed.....just have to say I will ride it when I want, and will find a way around the human obstacles best I can with a wave, a smile, and perhaps a polite conversation....

It sure opens up a lot of nice terrain...
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:57 AM   #112
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Kettle Valley Railway Tracks

Here is a link to the GPX file for the KVR.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....87&postcount=4

If you have thought about doing this ride best do it soon. With all the pressure from selfish special interest groups you may have very little time to.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:45 PM   #113
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Loved the report. Thanks!

This ride is on a list of rides I would like to do now thanks to this report. Someday I'll retire and have the time to do it!
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Old 12-30-2013, 06:54 PM   #114
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Is the KVR easier to ride east to west or west to east or no difference?
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:16 AM   #115
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Is the KVR easier to ride east to west or west to east or no difference?

There is nothing that would make it more difficult in either direction in my opinion. I have done some sections in both direction now without problems. The biggest thing now is the continued push by special interest groups to close it to motorized traffic. Just be prepared to make detours where needed.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:09 PM   #116
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There is nothing that would make it more difficult in either direction in my opinion. I have done some sections in both direction now without problems. The biggest thing now is the continued push by special interest groups to close it to motorized traffic. Just be prepared to make detours where needed.
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So the narrow section where it was washed out going uphill eastbound and downhill westbound?
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So the narrow section where it was washed out going uphill eastbound and downhill westbound?
There is a Quad bridge over that washout now. Wide enough for most bikes with bags on.
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:46 PM   #118
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Sweet!

Looks like its fully fauxdventure bike accessible then
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