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Old 04-21-2014, 08:44 AM   #3106
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I hope that I haven't killed anyone's sense of adventure. I just had an image of a full wood trestle structure...not that!
Its a big fortune , if it was a wooden trestle, at this time it would be rotten or closed/demolished because too costly to maintain !
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:39 AM   #3107
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early season loop of central BC sections?

Got cabin fever and want to get out and ride in the rain. Thinking of hitting TCAT section starting Lillooet ending in Penticton - thinkin that most of this should be lower elevations and passable. Any comments on possible problem areas? Thinking of heading out within the next week ish. Probably go solo unless anyone is interested, havent asked my wife yet if I can either...
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Old 05-01-2014, 12:44 PM   #3108
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TCAT article

Re living our 3 days on the TCAT in a short article. You can read it here http://northernontario.travel/motorc...ys-on-the-tcat
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Old 05-01-2014, 01:07 PM   #3109
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Great article, thanks for sharing




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Old 05-02-2014, 06:16 AM   #3110
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I wonder if there is any chance that you could add some small details to TCAT website such as exhaust requirement?

Which part of the trail require a motorcycle with spark arrestor in the exhaust system? Some section in USA require that but some doesn't and if you are caught by US Forest Range, there is a citation and fine for that. What of in Canada? Just thought it might be something worth keeping riders informed especially if we are not from Canada and doesn't want to get our pocket lighter.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:59 AM   #3111
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Found this on youtube...TCAT season is almost here


Hey, that's me!

The trail to and from is just railroad ballast; be prepared to let the bike dance around under you but I was doing 50-60mph no problem.

Here is another angle:
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:36 AM   #3112
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I wonder if there is any chance that you could add some small details to TCAT website such as exhaust requirement?



Which part of the trail require a motorcycle with spark arrestor in the exhaust system? Some section in USA require that but some doesn't and if you are caught by US Forest Range, there is a citation and fine for that. What of in Canada? Just thought it might be something worth keeping riders informed especially if we are not from Canada and doesn't want to get our pocket lighter.
Why not just run a spark arrestor? Or heaven forbid a stock exhaust and then just ride, worry free?
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:57 AM   #3113
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No clue, I know Quebec is super fussy about noise levels. I'll do some digging and see what I can find.

As mentioned, just use a spark arrestor or stock setup and it's not an issue. But I like many don't use stock exhausts often so it's worth looking into. I will say I have never heard of it being a law for street legal bikes (some offroad designated areas have bylaws).

There are several parts of the tcat that utilize trails built and or maintained by local clubs and organizations. I'm sure they appreciate "quiet" exhausts and spark arrestors as would the farmer who owns the adjacent fields your riding by



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I wonder if there is any chance that you could add some small details to TCAT website such as exhaust requirement?

Which part of the trail require a motorcycle with spark arrestor in the exhaust system? Some section in USA require that but some doesn't and if you are caught by US Forest Range, there is a citation and fine for that. What of in Canada? Just thought it might be something worth keeping riders informed especially if we are not from Canada and doesn't want to get our pocket lighter.
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:02 AM   #3114
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Doesn't look as spooky without the perspective of height in the first video.

Nice vids


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Hey, that's me!

The trail to and from is just railroad ballast; be prepared to let the bike dance around under you but I was doing 50-60mph no problem.

Here is another angle:
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:48 AM   #3115
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WE have one abandoned trestle here that would scare the crap out of you.

I think it's about 1300 feet long, and 200 feet high!

I get a picture next time I'm out at Pass Lake.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:39 PM   #3116
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Tires in Eastern BC

I'm planning to ride the BC portion of the TCAT arriving at the Chief Mountain border crossing around Sept. 2nd. Riding my Vstrom 650.

Since they are expensive to get shipped to the states, I'd like to purchase and mount a Mitas E-07 as soon as possible when I arrive in Canada.

Any ideas about a moto shop somewhere near Pincher Creek that would have what I want or might receive a shipment of this tire from MX-1Canada and mount it for me for a reasonable fee?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:35 PM   #3117
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I'm planning to ride the BC portion of the TCAT arriving at the Chief Mountain border crossing around Sept. 2nd. Riding my Vstrom 650.

Since they are expensive to get shipped to the states, I'd like to purchase and mount a Mitas E-07 as soon as possible when I arrive in Canada.

Any ideas about a moto shop somewhere near Pincher Creek that would have what I want or might receive a shipment of this tire from MX-1Canada and mount it for me for a reasonable fee?

Any help is appreciated. Thanks
pincher creek has a yamaha dealer 403 627 2127 you might try. Lethbridge is not too far and is a full size city. Lethbridge Honda Suzuki 403 327 2777. Newway Motorsports Yamaha Kawasaki 403 394 9939 There are other shops in Lethbridge as well. Search Motorcycle shops there for alternatives. I doubt any of them will have Mitas tires in stock. I don't have experience with these shops so cant advise you on pricing and such.
Best Regards....justjeff
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:27 PM   #3118
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Thanks Just Jeff. Just what I was looking for! I appreciate the help.
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:31 PM   #3119
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Thanks Just Jeff. Just what I was looking for! I appreciate the help.
Tim
No worries Mate! Glad to help!!
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:35 AM   #3120
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Riding the TCAT

Well, I have read everyone of the posts in this thread, it is a pretty amazing accomplishments is all I can say, my hats off to the people who first dreamed of this and to all the riders who contributed to the making of such an awesome trail.

I have downloaded the latest files from gravel travel.ca and now I have decided to try and complete the entire ride from beginning to end, with some luck.... Lol

Going to leave Alberta towards the end of July, 2014, going to ride slab to the Rock, stop and visit some friends along the way, hope to be there by the 1st Aug, will have to book the ferry. Maybe a week to do some touring before heading to St. John's and the start of the trail, giving myself around 2 months to complete it all. Doing it on a big bike, 2014 BMW1200GS, will have put the bike through its paces, going to ride the Dempster at the end of June, a three week trip....

Again thanks to all of you you guys are great..... Later
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