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Old 10-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #556
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We got to Pemberton around 10:30pm ... still had over 150 miles to go, and it was freaking cold outside.
...

We got back to the man cave around 2:30am.
Whew. That was a long day!
Cripes
Get a room you kids

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:18 PM   #557
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does that have a roundabout/turnaround at the end? Big enough to drive a truck in, turn round, and come out?
If so that's a pretty awesome mine, it has laddered upshafts that go up about 100' into other mines too, i left the climbing to others though.
Yes, you could drive a truck in and turn around... if the roof isn't too high.

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Old 10-16-2012, 02:19 PM   #558
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Uller already posted his version of these crossings, so he owes me like 10 lost views...
(got that, Uller? you have to watch this 10 x )
kidding!


I gave you a couple extra........

I can understand how the WABDR was a bit of a letdown after what Radek took you both on. We (motorcycles) are, for the most part, barred from going to the remote places like that here in Washington State (certainly on the wet side). They are all Private Property with gates, Wilderness or National Parks now.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:35 PM   #559
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I just wanted to stop in and tell you how much I enjoy reading your ride reports. Thanks for all of your hard work!
Thanks, mechanical! so glad you're enjoying the report(s).
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Awesome last few posts, LittleOne!!




Hot springs must have felt great!!
LittleOne?
Someone was in a hurry this am!

Yeah, I thought you'd like that hot spring, Ron.
One more for ya...
the view from the middle tub...







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I thought maybe the lighter on the bench was yours, You know like maybe a doobie or something while hot-tubbing.
What? we're totally square. I've watched the PSAs, though...
The lighter was for the candles.



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Cripes
Get a room you kids

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I know, right?
We're cheap bastards.


haha, actually, I think it was Radek's way of sneaking in some training for the Baja...
let's see, 483 miles...
if we went back and did that whole loop again (without stopping), then added another 150 miles...


That would be like this year's ironman baja 1000.
Only, we didn't have hundreds of miles of sand whoops
or trucks chasing us...






p.s. Thanks, Uller!
oh, it sucks.
We're losing access to the good stuff every day.
Like wachs says - ride while you can, beyotches!
(that wox is such a potty mouth)








Day 42: 8/2/12 continued
Clear Creek to Osoyoos, BC 250 miles







More fun roads...







Then, as we were crossing a bridge...
we saw this:







OK. That one is worth checking out...
It was more spectacular than any of the falls at Yellowstone.
And, so accessible!
No fence, no barriers, no tourists...
Just pure, unadulterated beauty...
































I have a short video, it’s worth the 25 seconds.
Click!






Wow, wow, wow!
It was a great place for a water break and a snack.




Walking back to the bike...












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Old 10-16-2012, 02:39 PM   #560
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:42 PM   #561
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Hey Lil Wan!!! I LOVE your ride reports! Great photos and commentary ad always.
I'm just returning from a big trip to Moab. I had your mantra "Make ___ your favorite!" in my head the whole time. I suck at riding sand, so I made sand my favorite this week! Lol.
Thanks again for all your ride reports... Now I need to catch up on reading this one!
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #562
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I'm just returning from a big trip to Moab. I had your mantra "Make ___ your favorite!" in my head the whole time. I suck at riding sand, so I made sand my favorite this week! Lol.
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I'm going to draw the line, though, at making superslab my favorite.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:36 PM   #563
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Hey Lil Wan!!! I LOVE your ride reports! Great photos and commentary ad always.
I'm just returning from a big trip to Moab. I had your mantra "Make ___ your favorite!" in my head the whole time. I suck at riding sand, so I made sand my favorite this week! Lol.
Thanks again for all your ride reports... Now I need to catch up on reading this one!
haha, thanks ginrwr!
That's awesome!
I love it when you guys make stuff your favorite.

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I'm going to draw the line, though, at making superslab my favorite.

Hi Twilight Error!
I hear ya on that one.

Although.
You know what can help?

Mud. Lots of it.




Miles and miles of thick, nasty, sticky mud will help make slab your favorite.
At least for a little while.









Day 42: 8/2/12 continued
Clear Creek to Osoyoos, BC 250 miles






We were starting to feel really sad about leaving BC.
It had definitely been a highlight of the trip.
Such great riding, so many beautiful places...








There are a lot of washed out roads, though...






That one wasn’t so bad...



A little further, and it was worse.







Avalanche (looking to the right).








Looking back after crossing.








Hope that was it...








Uh oh.

Mother brother!







Looking up to the right.







Matt went to go check it out...







There was a way through.








But he still had to make it across all that rocky crap...







No problem. Whew.
I should have taken more pics...





Oh, did I mention that we were following a route from Radek?
He said, “I’ve got a great way for you to get from the hot springs to the crossing at Nighthawk...”
OK, Cool!




Yeah.

So, this is like a miniature extension of the Canadian Lunacy Tour.
a “tourette” if you will.
(that was supposed to be a tourette syndrome joke. did it work?)


Back on the road...







Yep. Really going to miss this area.
Southern British Columbia is definitely our new favorite place.















Hmmm. what’s that?








Aw, crap.






We actually ran into two of these guys.
The first one just waved us by.
The second one stopped and said he didn’t know if we’d be able to get through.
He said he was scheduled to clear the road, but not until later that afternoon.

"Not sure how bad it is, but expect lots of downed trees."


Monkey fighter!




Not wanting to turn around and go back (god knows HOW far we'd have to go)...
We forged on ahead...



Son of a biscuit!






Oh, wait. It looks like we can get around on the right!
Yay!

Matt went to go get the bike...




So, these hadn’t come down due to a storm.
It looked like they were rotten and had been cut on purpose (from above), as a preemptive measure.


These trees had just happened to fall across the road.



OK.
No problem! We can get around this stuff.






Actually, this one was kind of scary - looking up, you could see the dirt still streaming down...
Watch out!







We rode a little further.
Crap.

A bunch of little trees.







Annoying, mostly.






Whew. Hope that’s it...































Yep. It was just like that.

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Old 10-16-2012, 06:01 PM   #564
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(that was supposed to be a tourette syndrome joke. did it work?)
It worked, but let's hope it doesn't come to that.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:59 AM   #565
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It worked, but let's hope it doesn't come to that.
let's hope.





Day 42: 8/2/12 continued
Clear Creek to Osoyoos, BC 250 miles







Where were we?
Oh yeah.
Trees.







Monkey fighting trees.







What would Smimmy Top Jimmy do?




Wooo!



(it was actually kind of scary. There isn’t much of a shoulder.
And that’s a big drop off on the other side)
Not to mention the luggage on the back!


It was a lot more dangerous than jumping a log in an open field...



We walked ahead to see what else was blocking the road...






Looking back at the bike.






First, we had to get around this mess.





Lots of moving logs and crap.
But Matt got the bike through it.




This next bit was the worst.
Two in a row, with messed up spacing.
It’s hard to tell from this photo, but log#2 (the corksoaker) was tall.
Super tall.





No pics.
I had to put the camera away and do some heavy lifting.


Man.
We really could have used a giant Eastern European dude (or 2).
Where are you Radek/Bartek/Lica? Erik, are you secretly from E. Europe?
I got spoiled at the rally and on the Lunacy tour. I got used to having help with the hard stuff!


Gah.


I guess we could have taken the bags off the bike,
but we’re still as dumb and lazy as ever.



Instead, we dragged log #1 out of the way.
Then, we stacked smaller logs in front of the corksoaker.
With just the two of us, there’s no lifting the bike.
Matt was standing next to it and powering the bike over,
while I pulled on the crashbars and tried to guide it from the other side.
The schoolbus is so big and stupid heavy.



It was unwieldy and tippy and wanted to fall over and crush me.
Or maybe smash Matt.
Again, there was a scary drop off on the right - my side (down into the river)
It would really suck if we lost the schoolbus down the cliff...



There was a nervewracking moment when the bash plate got hung up on the log,
but we got it.




Then it was just this:






This:






and this:








Aw, man.
We broke the strap that holds the tent bag.








The water looked refreshing, but we didn’t want to stop until we knew we had made it through the blocked section of road.





When we hit this campground, we saw a sedan coming from the other direction. 
OK. we’re good.
Log Creek.
Of course.







Stopped to rest and cool off.





On second thought, maybe we've had enough Canada for a while...


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Old 10-17-2012, 09:10 AM   #566
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Great ride fellows!
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #567
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Great stuff...

...certianly a lot of work, those logs. calls for a beer.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:49 AM   #568
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On second thought, maybe we've had enough Canada for a while...
Not that the schoolbus isn't heavy enough already... but maybe next time you venture north, you guys should rig up something like this:


Make logs your favourite! (note the Canadian spelling, eh?)
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:55 AM   #569
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:58 AM   #570
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So, LittleWan, how are you able to keep these posting going on the trail so regularly? I mean that as far as connectivity with the web? It seems like you guy are far off the grid more often than on. I go 20 miles off an Interstate here and loose cel service.
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