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Old 11-21-2010, 10:24 PM   #496
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Welcome Maxman!

I definitly want to do some testing of the route next August/september. Can't wait!

@Ted: could you forward me the planned route?
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:10 AM   #497
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Welcome Maxman!

I definitly want to do some testing of the route next August/september. Can't wait!

@Ted: could you forward me the planned route?

Pm sent. :)
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:03 AM   #498
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jeesus Ted, how am I going to find the time to run all this with you?
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:28 PM   #499
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Im actually planning a trip to canada because its beautiful

Thanks for the report
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:40 PM   #500
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jeesus Ted, how am I going to find the time to run all this with you?
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:35 AM   #501
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Thanks for the welcome. Glad to be a part of the team.

Here are a few pictures from the route. I'll post more later.
Thanks for the pics There's just something about BC, something more than the scenery and the great roads....I think maybe the pioneer feel the interior has. When I lived in the east Kootenays a few years back I owned a small cafe, this old timer used to come in and complain of how the valley "just isn't the same since they put the road in and brought electricity". He used to take a month every spring to get into the valley via horseback to hunt and trap for the season before spending another month getting back to "civilization". At the end of every season this crusty old dude would pay me with "furs" for his tab he'd rack up for his morning coffee and toast. Felt like I was living in some old cowboy movie or something.

Anyways, sorry for the trip down memory lane. Can't wait to see more of what you have in store for us Manxman
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:39 AM   #502
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Hey Manxman,

Cool to see you're pitching in!

I haven't done your ride yet but I'm sure you've got some good stuff planned!

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Gidday Dave, you'll have to make some time and join us when we come out west to pre ride some of this stuff. Always nice to put a face to a name
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:02 AM   #503
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Wow, love the scenery in BC.

Being born in Trail I get homesick every time I see pics of the mountains.

Absolutely can't wait to ride out there in the clean mountain air.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:53 AM   #504
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homesick?

Is it possible to be homesick without being from BC?

I can't wait to ride out there!!!

Anyone think this cross Canada route would be overwhelming or too demanding for a new rider?
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:57 AM   #505
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By the looks of it, everything west of Ontario should be very doable
if you have solid gravel experience.

Some of the Ontario and East stuff looks like it could be a little tough depending on the weather.

In the end I suppose it comes down to how "new" a rider you are and how determined you are.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:56 PM   #506
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:58 PM   #507
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So, figure what, about two weeks if starting from Quebec and then an additional two weeks for BC?

I am keeping a close eye on this one. I am going to ride it as soon as it is finished.

Looks bloody awesome!
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:07 PM   #508
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ok Ross, I think we've had quite enough of your shenanigans for a little while, some of might not get to ride those sections for awhile and until then I don't need the extra stress!
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:17 PM   #509
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The Cross Canada Route

What an incredible posting! Thanks for all of your hard work to develop this route. I hope some day I have the chance to ride on it. Thanks for taking us along for the adventure!

As Mike, aka "Gold Member" who joined us from Canada to ride Big Bend in Texas would say:



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