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Old 07-17-2011, 06:11 PM   #91
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Great stuff, I've ridden a lot of areas in BC and the Chilcotin/ Cariboo region is my favorite by far... So many hidden gems waiting to be discovered...

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Old 07-17-2011, 07:44 PM   #92
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Hi Mark,

I have been lurking and following your stories for last couple years. I really appreciate your philosophy towards travel and respecting the land you pass through. I am sure that I speak for most Canajens in saying you are welcome up here anytime.

Really enjoying your trip and have been anxiously awaiting it. Between your recommendations and Crooke Creeks I am seriously on the lookout for a lightly used WR2. Sounds like my riding style will be perfectly matched up with the 250.

Keep up the great work. I know that these reports take forever for you to do but I must say that they are most appreciated even by those of us who do not post that often.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:25 PM   #93
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BigDog, Great ride report! Im really enjoying all the photographs, especially the bridges! Thanks for sharing with us all!

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Old 07-18-2011, 02:34 PM   #94
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Day 6 June 12th, 2011

We headed South this morning on paved route 16 out of Vanderhoot----crossed the Nechako river and went South on a dirt road
and eventually crossed the Nechako river again. The river was simply raging and the waterfall that was here was
under water I guess from the high water.







Todays route was "Lousy With Bears"
I had started a bear count--but some local laughed at my marks on my bike and told me I didn't have
enough room. I took his word and gave up------he was right.



For a good 30 miles the dirt road went right beside Ootsa Lake. A real gem.
There was nobody out here.Z
Except bears---about one every 3 miles.



We found a little picnic area on Ootsa Lake and fixed a lunch.
Whatever brand of freeze dried meals you see in this picture is no where as good as Mountain House.
You can see my new "Sea To Summit" collapsible bowl in the picture---I had a similar cup also.



Ootsa Lake





You can't see em'-----but I bet there are 15 bears in those trees.



More Ootsa Lake-------it was a very long lake.



I always check out these road closings.
The smaller bike you have---the more likely you'll get thru.
I took pictures of the flooded road---but they are gone ???
Water was over the road and about 1ft. deep in loose gravel.
The water was clear and we could see the bottom and road thru it sinking in the loose rock.
If the water hadn't been clear I wouldn't have went in it not knowing if the road was washed out or not.
It was about 200ft. across the water.



The "Lousy With Bears" waypoint I had loaded in my gps.





We blew in to the town of Smithers with bike problems and ran into Jay and Jeff-------I think that is their names ??
Super nice guys----and Jay below had never been on an adventure ride before and was having a hoot.
He was a few years older than me but looked fit as a fiddle and was really enjoying himself.



Yeh----he's ate up with this adventure thing. Yeh----he's ate up with this adventure thing already---on his first ride.



Here's his friend Jeff.
I was so impressed with these guys bike setup. A lot of really neat stuff ---some of it they had fabricated themselves.



Scotts battery was dead-----and we deciphered real quick the battery was good---the charging system wasn't.
We'd try to get it sorted out tomorrow
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Old 07-18-2011, 07:09 PM   #95
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Been waiting for this one Mark!

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Old 07-19-2011, 08:46 AM   #96
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Loving it Mark. Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:44 AM   #97
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For Lunch!

Look what my beautiful wife packed for my lunch today.. mmmmm



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Old 07-19-2011, 10:03 AM   #98
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Look what my beautiful wife packed for my lunch today.. mmmmm



Thanks Mark!
hmm, might need some picante sauce or a lil sumpin sumpin to help it go down. be sure to chew it up real good too, prolly kinda sharp.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:18 AM   #99
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:29 PM   #100
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Bigdog, Dingweed - Another great RR! Thanks for taking the time to take pics and post the trip!

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Old 07-19-2011, 03:43 PM   #101
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What a dream of a ride! Thanks, BD & DW, for sharing it with us.

I think Ootsa Lake may be my favorite part you've shown us so far. You guys didn't drown any wurms there? I would'a had to stop and sling a beetle spin or something. Bound to be some whoppers in there!
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:19 PM   #102
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Look what my beautiful wife packed for my lunch today.. mmmmm



Thanks Mark!
Hope you enjoy the DVD Bill---yes it will be mmmmm good

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Old 07-19-2011, 06:25 PM   #103
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Hope you enjoy the DVD Bill---yes it will be mmmmm good

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I can assume there is more to come....

When will this ride be on DVD Mark?

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Old 07-19-2011, 06:25 PM   #104
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Day 7 June 13th, 2011

Scotts bike wasn't charging ----it was gettin' late in the day and we left Scott's bike at Eyecandy Custom Cycles
and Sam would get on it first thing in the morning to try and help us out.



Sam below owns Eyecandy and believe you me is one prince of a guy. He is a superb mechanic and it didn't take him
10 minutes to diagnose that Scotts stator wasn't puttin' out squat-----nothing.
He gets on the phone---on the net ----I bet he made 25 phone calls trying to find a new stator.
There was one in the states but would be maybe a week getting thru customs and getting to us.

Sam was one of the most relaxed and friendly guys I've ever met. It was a joy to be around this man.





Sam's custom bike--he was getting it ready for a show and had lot's to do---but he put that aside to help us.



The stator is fried----probably the regulator rectifier too.
Long story short----Sam finds a used bike 100 miles away that will pull the parts we need off a used bike on the
floor. We were astounded they would do that.



So we spend the day getting this sorted out. What happened to Scotts stator you aks---what caused this.?????
Right before we left Scott put a new battery in ---it started the bike then started discharging and wouldn't take a charge.
They sent him a new one-------same thing---so he put a new stock battery in it.
But what we figured out was that the 2 bad batteries just shorted out and the charging system of Scott's was trying
to do a job that couldn't be done-------it weakened the system and failed just a few hundred miles later in
Smithers British, Columbia-------a good place to break down.
No internet panic needed here of stators failing----unless you put 2 shorted batteries in it.

Tomorrow we would get the parts replaced.

I'm not telling the brand of the battery---a freak thing that nobody should get hammered for.
I just don't believe in that.



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Old 07-19-2011, 06:27 PM   #105
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I can assume there is more to come....

When will this ride be on DVD Mark?
I've got it done Joe---it's on my website. I think it is about one and a half hours long---lot's of helmet cam---camcorder work---and all the pictures too.

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