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Old 02-02-2014, 08:13 AM   #3061
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No complete ride reports that I am aware of. Going back in this thread to last summer and reading the Kiwi updated they emailed me and I posted are about as close as it gets.

Safe travels, drop in for a pint on your way through

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Old 02-02-2014, 08:28 AM   #3062
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Thanks for quick reply.. I have seen some videos here and there.. GPSKevin have good edit videos it was worth watching but I am lusting for more info. Talked with my KLR buddy, Paul, and his info was solid.. he couldn't get on ferry in Nova Scotia due to a wrecked ferry he had to start TCAT somewhere near Baie-Comeau. He pointed out that most of the gravel are washboard due to trucks using the road. He got as far to somewhere near north Michigan before he had to cut it short because of bike issues and he had a relative living in north Michigan so he detoured there. That was good info to know.

Another info that added to Paul's story I found on Google: Got My Butt Kicked on TCAT.: (Kinda supported Paul's story)

And another one I found on google-

TCAT & Beyond: Brits (I think) shipped their bike and rode TCAT but the report was a bit hard for me to follow.. mostly pictures with very little details you would have to click on image link to view pics. A bit annoying if you ask me.

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Old 02-02-2014, 12:47 PM   #3063
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Great links, thanks. I hadn't seen those before
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:37 AM   #3064
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And FYI, Peyton Manning had Spine Fusion surgery before the Colts released him to draft Andrew Luck and Manning is in the Super Bowl today.
Hmmmm.......

You should opt for knee surgery instead. Elway won two Super Bowls without any cartilage in his knees.

Good luck on your surgery though.



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Old 02-03-2014, 06:18 PM   #3065
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I am happy to answer any specific questions. On the whole the riding is fairly straight forward. The most difficult parts are the quad trails as they have lots whoops that whilst aren't big they aren't consistent either. The old train line across NFL was the worst for this. I rode it on 990 with hard luggage.

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Old 02-03-2014, 06:24 PM   #3066
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Just wondering about the condition of the Forrestry Trunk Road from Peter Lougheed Provincial Park South for the upcoming season. I rode from the North end in August of '13 but South of PLPP was not passable. I also was wondering if there are winter road closures on the Northern sections and if so, when that typically reopens. If anyone has info or a source to check with, please let me know. I have several people interested in a May ride but I am not from that area and am concerned about the road closures.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:38 PM   #3067
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One of the guys who rode it from Osoyoos stopped in at my place for a cup of tea while he was in town.
...and good cuppa of it was.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:47 PM   #3068
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Just wondering about the condition of the Forrestry Trunk Road from Peter Lougheed Provincial Park South for the upcoming season. I rode from the North end in August of '13 but South of PLPP was not passable. I also was wondering if there are winter road closures on the Northern sections and if so, when that typically reopens. If anyone has info or a source to check with, please let me know. I have several people interested in a May ride but I am not from that area and am concerned about the road closures.
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The closures were largely to do with the flooding in Alberta early in 2013, when I rode through it I had to avoid a fair bit of the TCAT in that area (as did the Kiwis). They were in the process of fixing the damage when I can through.

In terms of closures maybe start here http://www.albertaparks.ca/. I suspect it changes year to year. IIRC the guy you routed that part of the TCAT lives in Canmore - maybe deadly99 can ask.
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:27 AM   #3069
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...and good cuppa of it was.
I can't take any credit for that, all I did was province the hospitality of the location. Funny, EvilClown was just saying kind of the same thing on the Man Cave thread.

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I can't take any credit for that, all I did was province the hospitality of the location. Funny, EvilClown was just saying kind of the same thing on the Man Cave thread.

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Old 02-04-2014, 01:56 PM   #3071
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:40 PM   #3072
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SO where the heck to we find the GPS Tracks for the complete BC section?
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:46 PM   #3073
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SO where the heck to we find the GPS Tracks for the complete BC section?
Yo need to go to the gravel travel shop, register and select the tracks {free} you would like to download... Here is a link:http://graveltravel.ca/index.php?opt...hk=1&Itemid=59
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:31 PM   #3074
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TCAT & Beyond: Brits (I think) shipped their bike and rode TCAT but the report was a bit hard for me to follow.. mostly pictures with very little details you would have to click on image link to view pics. A bit annoying if you ask me.

Thats my thread on BCF, The owners of the forum changed the way images are displayed so that you need to reg and log into the site for them to be displayed on each post.

If you have any questions on the route feel free to ask me, Though l originally came to Canada from the UK to ride the TCAT and then move on l ended up settling in Vonda, Saskatchewan which the trail passes though. So if anyone is passing though on the TCAT this year and needs a place to rest/work on bikes let me know.



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Old 04-07-2014, 09:01 PM   #3075
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Hi Alex, have you ridden with any of the guys - girls from the SDSC Saskatchewan Dual Sport Club. We've been in the greater Vonda area many times.
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