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Old 02-21-2008, 03:49 PM   #61
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Fantastic report. I really love BC. So much that I bought property in Harrison Hot Springs. When I retire I plan on spending my summers there dirt biking.
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:32 PM   #62
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Thanks amazing, it really is a great solo trip and the pics are fantastic. Whats photomatic btw ?
Hey Chanderjeet, thanks for the comment!

Photomatix is an application that creates HDR (High Dynamic Range) images by overlaying several photos taken at different exposures. Google it to learn more. I haven't bought the license yet and the trial version puts the watermark in the photo.
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:47 PM   #63
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Fantastic report. I really love BC. So much that I bought property in Harrison Hot Springs. When I retire I plan on spending my summers there dirt biking.
Thanks slideways. Just read your upper Italian lakes report. Wonderful! Since your living in Honduras, you might be interested in my Colombia report that I'm just writing.

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Old 02-21-2008, 08:28 PM   #64
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calrider - Love your perspective. Sounds like you've got your priorities in order to generate a factory of smiles upon your face . Good stuff!!

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Thanks, Idea Man. Any time. I'm working on putting up a ride in did in Thailand in the winter.
I live and ride over there part of the year doing lots of offroad through the forests.. Can't wait to read your report. If you get over again PM me if you'd like to get together.
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:01 PM   #65
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Hey Calrider, I really enjoyed the thread, thanks for the writeups and especially the pictures. Absolutely stunning.

Question - what was the situation with gas stations through there? I'm guessing few and far between?
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:58 PM   #66
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Great pictures!

Loved the report! I grew up just north of Kaslo and know the area well. That's some pretty rugged terrain you came through - amazing you were able to make it as far as you did on a flat tire, too!
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:09 PM   #67
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Question - what was the situation with gas stations through there? I'm guessing few and far between?
No gas stations at all in the back country. Just a few along the main highways. Open the GPS Track at the beginning of the thread to see which parts were on highways.
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Old 02-23-2008, 05:10 PM   #68
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Loved the report! I grew up just north of Kaslo and know the area well. That's some pretty rugged terrain you came through - amazing you were able to make it as far as you did on a flat tire, too!
Glad you liked it!!
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Old 02-23-2008, 09:26 PM   #69
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Nice - I'm enjoying the report.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:46 PM   #70
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cool trip and pics.
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Old 05-19-2009, 11:15 PM   #71
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Cool ride and very cool pix. I lived in Kaslo for a few years, beautiful area. I just picked up an XR250, found your RR linked from the minimalist touring thread, really cool to see the places these smaller bikes can take you.
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Old 05-20-2009, 04:52 AM   #72
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Nicely Done!

Been to alot of those spots. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:42 PM   #73
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cool trip and pics.
Thanks macuser. Here's hoping we can do some rides together this summer.
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Cool ride and very cool pix. I lived in Kaslo for a few years, beautiful area. I just picked up an XR250, found your RR linked from the minimalist touring thread, really cool to see the places these smaller bikes can take you.
Yep, love those XR250's. Rugged, reliable and simple to maintain. You might also be interested in the new XR250 thread at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=430219
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Been to alot of those spots. Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure. Maybe we'll see you out there. I'm considering going to the Horizons Unlimited meetup in Nakusp in August.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:47 PM   #74
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Oh man, too bad I missed that part of BC this trip! Was hoping to go, but the weather got bad.

I love the critical decision-making you have to make on solo trips. "Pura vida!" what else can you say?

Great that you got some moose photos! I find animals are long gone by the time I get the camera out.

Those Martin Mars bombers are fantastic, I remember them flying extremely low overhead while landing on Cowichan Lake.

My uncle knows one of the matainance crew, he says when they fly out away from home base, they carry four spare engines in the hold. For every 24hours of flight, they swap them out and the engines need to be completely rebuilt!
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Great pics, and trip. Thanks for posting.
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