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Old 12-27-2010, 09:04 PM   #16
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were you guys riding one or two bikes? great report where's the rest?
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:24 PM   #17
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2nd that. Would love to see more
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:14 PM   #18
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Let us know some more. I'm up to my ass in snow and getting tired of sledding. I need a bike fix
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:26 PM   #19
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were you guys riding one or two bikes? great report where's the rest?
We were riding 2 up.

Sort of ran out of steam on this ride report. I'll get back at it now.
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:28 PM   #20
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Where was I

The next day we had plans of heading for Monica Meadows or Jumbo Pass. We didn't feel like moving camp and those 2 areas would mean a really long day of riding and we were starting to get tired of all the riding. We would have to start heading home to Vancouver the next day so we just headed up the lake to Davis Creek. There is a real nice Provincial Campsite there right on the lake. We parked the bike and crossed the highway and headed up the Davis Creek Trail.

Looking at the north end of Kootenay Lake





I think Glynis has had enough climbing for the day






Time for a shave




The next day it was time to start making our way home. I have never been one for taking the less scenic route so we went to Rossland.

Old Firehall











There is a newly renovated condo upstairs here that you can rent. Check it out.

http://www.oldfirehallcondo.com/Welcome.html

From Rossland we decided to check out the Old Cascade Highway which is a dirt road that runs through to Christina Lake. It was a fun ride. Got lost once and had to do some back tracking. Sorry I only took one picture.

Here it is




From Christina Lake we crossed into Washington State and headed to Republic for the night.


Our first hotel after about 5 nights of camping.





Republic is a cool little old town




990 parked for the night





Full Moon a rising


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Old 01-27-2011, 03:15 PM   #21
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Last day on the road

After breakfast we got on HWY 20 and gunned it to Tonasket. From there we headed south on 97 and then back on to HWY 20 to our favorite little Washington town Winthrop.

Not many photos of Winthrop this was my fourth time there in about 2 years. Saw this cool Hack set up in the grocery store parking lot.

Check out the dog in the sidecar
















After a picknick lunch on the river in Winthrop we were off again. Next stop Cascade Farms on HWY 20. This is a great place to stop for some fresh Blueberry Shortcake.




From there it was onto our last stop before home. Old Fairhaven. This is basically Bellingham south, the Alaska state ferry departs from here. But thats a later ride report. Old Fairhaven another great place to hang out for a couple of hours. If there is no border line ups you can be here in an hour from Vancouver BC.


Old Fairhaven




















One of our favorite mexican restuarants Dos Padres








I think anyone who has ridden in Mexico will agree with the caption on the menu. Hope to make it back to Gonzaga Bay this fall. Thanks for reading along.

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Old 01-27-2011, 07:13 PM   #22
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...nice pics and report, thanks for finishing.

Been to some of these places, but always interesting to see another's perspective.
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:24 PM   #23
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Nice

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Old 01-29-2011, 08:37 PM   #24
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Happy to hear you enjoyed the Kootenays.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:48 PM   #25
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KTMing in the Kootenays

Wow great pics and report! The MC campground is awesome, with the old VW Bus set up as a cabin. I lived in Bellingham going to WWU in the 1990's and your pics make me miss it! I even spied the old Fairhaven coffee shop us students used to hang out at. Looks like they spruced up B'ham quite a bit since then! Thanks for taking us along!

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Old 02-01-2011, 05:26 PM   #26
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I love that place.

Mary's a terrific host.




















Great Ride Report from a great region!


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Old 02-01-2011, 08:16 PM   #27
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Time to head that way again

Great RR thanks for sharing. My wife and I did that exact loop a couple years back and have talked about going back many times.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:20 PM   #28
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The condo in Rossland's Old Fire hall is no longer for rent. My friend just bought it and it is a sweet, sweet pad!

There is about 4 living levels to the condo, and the highlight is the top level which the picture shows. It offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. You can check out your buddies skiing down Sally's Alley on Red, or walking to the liquor store.

2 and a half more weeks for me out here, then it is back home to Ontario.

WE NEED A 30CM POWDER DAY! (I'd take 10cm though.)
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:25 PM   #29
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The condo in Rossland's Old Fire hall is no longer for rent. My friend just bought it and it is a sweet, sweet pad!

There is about 4 living levels to the condo, and the highlight is the top level which the picture shows. It offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. You can check out your buddies skiing down Sally's Alley on Red, or walking to the liquor store.

2 and a half more weeks for me out here, then it is back home to Ontario.

WE NEED A 30CM POWDER DAY! (I'd take 10cm though.)
We will be in Nelson in a couple of weeks skiing at Whitewater. Tell your friend we'll drop by.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:03 AM   #30
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Red Sucks

Check out this video. I think the bar is the one on the ground floor of the old firehall.


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