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Old 09-16-2011, 12:45 AM   #46
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Ummmm....you know we got Cougars in the interior too eh?

IMO the central interior has some of the best riding anywhere. I love that high desert country...

Good thing I have relatives in Kamloops
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but did you know........In the past 100 years, a total of five people have been killed by cougar attacks in B.C. All but one of these fatal cougar attacks occurred on Vancouver Island. During the same period, there were 29 non-fatal attacks in British Columbia - 20 of which occurred on Vancouver Island. (http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/cougsf.htm)

That is why I sleep so well in the interior!!!
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Old 09-17-2011, 05:33 AM   #47
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Yea but how many bear attacks have happened over the last 100 years in the interior? I would suppose more than 20 or so

As a rule I don't really worry about animal attacks while I am camping. I suppose there is always a first time though....
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:49 PM   #48
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Not saying bears aren't dangerous and I didn't account for grizzlies, but they're just not spooky like cats! A bear just can't sneak up on you the same way...I've seen hundreds of bears with no problems..... 2 out of 3 times that I have seen a cougar, It would have been considered problematic! (even on a bike!)....Yuo just know you're being watched!
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:32 PM   #49
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Yuo just know you're being watched!

You know thats just not only the cougars watching you eh


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Old 09-19-2011, 12:48 AM   #50
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Great ride, and great pics, and I agree on the cats thing. I am born and raised in western Alberta, and in all the biking and quading and camping I have done, lots of bears seen, no bear problems. Cougars on the other hand freak me out. Many have been trapped in my neck of the woods, but they are seldom, seldom seen (except the tracks). That's why they freak me out.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:29 AM   #51
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Heeere kitty kitty kitty!!!!!!

Something Watching......

Heere Kitty Kitty!
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:51 AM   #52
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right near our camp in strathcona



lots of sightings/encounters in and near town lately (ucluelet).

but to be honest, i would rather have to fight off a cougar than a grizzly, just no way around it.

also, you're very safe i feel from cougar attack when in a tent/shelter, however there have been several accounts of grizz poking their head in for a sample. night is the worst time for paranoia.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:07 PM   #53
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Heh, your prints are a bit bigger than the ones I found!!
Back in July, I was riding down Mt. Washington, and half way down, a cougar ran across the road in front of me! First instinct was "Deer, cover the brakes!" and before I could even think about it, he was gone! 3 bounds and he was across! I would not want to be chased seeing that!!!
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:43 PM   #54
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:18 PM   #55
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Old 09-26-2011, 06:52 PM   #56
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Nice!





Great report, nice pics and a Reservoir Dogs reference to boot! Thanks for posting.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:47 AM   #57
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Thats a hell of a route, I grew up in Kamloops. They say 100 lakes in 1 hours drive . In the days of my youth there was great fishing all over the area, I must a fished about 90 of the lakes . My dad always dragged me on the side/ back roads, I have been through many of the areas you talk about here. Can hardly wait to hit some of these places. Ahh next year has such promise for good rides. How did the foamy on the seat help? I have tried the gel seat along with the stock seat neither are good over 200 KM Now i am looking for a good aftermarket seat for my 650. was thinking Sargent or maybe taking it to Pete's Awning and asking for a new foam to be made on a seat pan. they say about 100 for a custom foam seems kinda reasonable now that I think about it more.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:34 AM   #58
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Thanks, it was a great trip, I was really glad to re-visit Deadman Cache rd Again this year on the BCBATR this year! I'll have to post my photos from that, just not sure whether to do my own RR for that , or whether to add them to the
2012 BCBART thread. Maybe I can do both.

Sorry, something weird happened with this RR, and I seem to have bits and pieces of my Vic to Ucluelette trip in here for some reason......
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:39 AM   #59
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Perfect RR for a snowy morning. Looks like a great area to ride.
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