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Old 01-26-2011, 08:30 AM   #766
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there ya go, now I've got a place to stay while I fit in the fun
Shameless plug...and a guidebook for some ski area's
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:34 AM   #767
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Along the main route in Ontario...and yes that is a boxer being spun around on its cyclinder


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Old 01-26-2011, 08:37 AM   #768
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Old 01-26-2011, 08:44 AM   #769
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Can't wait to get back to the home away from home






Uber (Free Uber!!!!!) showing me and some folks North Pencil Lake Rd (which is a great optional track in Ontario) at EOAR last year


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Old 01-26-2011, 08:49 AM   #770
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Exploring Quebec, my personnal favourite place to ride in Canada. Sooooooooo many backroads a life time wouldnt do it justice




































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Old 01-26-2011, 11:16 AM   #771
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started snowboarding at 19..............started skiing at 33.................looking at a snowfilled back yard in Manhattan....................plane to catch at 18:00.........hmmmmm

but really, do we have to go to Radium?
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:33 PM   #772
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Well, at least you came to Jesus as you got older...


They ran Deadly off... that's why he doesn't live here anymore.

Radium?

No. The Bugs, the Purcells, Lizard Range, Sand Creek... could do even better if I hung out with the guys who use sleds.
I worked for Mike Wiegele for a season......got it bad for heli's and cats but sadly I'm not made of $$$$
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:55 PM   #773
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I agree, the Chilcotin is fantasic, have to include the Cariboo too..

Lotsa room to camp...





Most riding areas you get your scenic bits with miles of ho-hum in between... In the Cariboo you spend the whole day in euphoric splendor, there are not many dull bits to put you to sleep...

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Old 01-27-2011, 04:45 AM   #774
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When you get here, I'll show my personal favorite part of BC, the Chilcotin. It is so beautiful and peaceful, sometimes you don't want to pack up the tent and ride. More than once, I've stayed an extra day, just sitting there taking it in.

Who knows, you might have a new favorite by the time you leave.
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I agree, the Chilcotin is fantasic, have to include the Cariboo too..

Lotsa room to camp...


Wow, that looks fantastic.


Yes it does look like I may have a new favourite once this is all done Truely, I think the beauty of this route will be the diversity of landscapes that it covers. Each part has it's charm, but put them all together and the sum is more than its parts

One of the great things about creating this route and having this thread is that I think a lot of people (me included) are beginning to realize just how diverse Canada is. Not too many places in the world have rainforests, multiple and unique ranges of mountains, badlands, prairies, forests, grasslands, hills, tundra, etc all in one country. Add to that the different languages and cultures you will experience and without a doubt I firmly believe the TCAT will be a a great overland expedition.

More gravel roads than paved roads, less people in the entire country than in the state of California and larger in size than its "little brother" to the south (). The bulk of the population lives along the southern border, if you don't count them (as the TCAT skirts most of these over populated areas) then you end up with ALOT of land with very few people. Perfect for exploring on a bike and will let folks experience a remote and diverse landscape. Canada is widest country in the world and TCAT covers the entire width of it
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:26 AM   #775
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:47 AM   #776
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I lived with a heli pilot who worked for Whistler Heli-Skiing when I was patrolling in Whistler. Guys would get to town for their heli-ski trip, get loaded up at the bar the night before, sick as a dog the next day, and I would regularly get their empty seat to tail gun for the day. Bernie the Hun was always good about letting you blow a patrol day to go heli-skiing for free

That's how you do it without paying the big bucks!



Never was able to get Bernie interested in dirt bikes - he was always too obsessed with driving the body on the pedal variety. Still is to the best of my knowledge. That ain't Bernie, incidentally, although I am the moustacho'd one!

And speaking of Whistler... is the route going to take in the roads through to Gold Bridge, Bralorne, etc? I didn't get nearly enough bike riding in up there because I had to depend on a borrowed bike for an assortment of reasons, but I did see a fair bit of the country up that way by truck while hunting in the fall during the few years I was up there.

Every time I went through Gold Bridge, I used to swear I heard the music from "Deliverance"... Bunch of guys wanted me to train their local militia for them. Wow... I suggested they join the CF and ran like hell the other way.

Must have changed somewhat in the intervening 15 years?
working for Wiegele was how I'd get it for cheap, that and standby days. But now I'm not living anywhere near it all so those options are pretty much gone
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:27 AM   #777
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If you follow the thread back far enough instead of just one email... what would make you think we don't?
No my comment was genuine, I actually do think you would get along.

I have been following the whole thread from inception
and yes I have seen all of your posts.

It is exactly why I said you guys will get along just fine.
The photo battle exchange and related comments only confirmed that further to me.

The camera comment is basically about all the crazy stuff that
might happen along the route with you two that would be worth documenting.

Here are a few conjured up by my imagination on the fly:

Jager jumps of the bike and uses his military know how to quickly fashion a set
of kayaks from barbed wire and spare tubes by which he and skibum could race
down Ottawa river, since Ontario just isn't challenging enough for the two
adventurers on motorcycles.

Skibum suffering from lack-of-snow withdrawl, and problems with tulip diagrams in
the route-book, talks Jager into diverting off the route and visiting Toronto so the
two could have a bit of fun rappelling of the CN tower whilst having a paint ball battle
just for kicks and to amuse the locals who generally suffer from rat race symptoms
and are deprived of natures visual stimuli and wonders.


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Hey I am here everyday.
No need to rub it in.


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Old 01-28-2011, 05:23 AM   #779
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I must be lost, I thought this thread was about the TCAT.
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:29 AM   #780
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Agree

How about the original posters go back and delete their extraneous posts?? If you want to chit chat about the good old days do it by PM.
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