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Old 12-15-2014, 06:13 AM   #1
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Off pavement through BC

Has anyone ridden the route from Penticton to Quesnel?

I've ridden an off pavement route west of this one. I thought I'd try something different this time.

Take a look, I'd appreciate any comments.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:18 AM   #2
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Has anyone ridden the route from Penticton to Quesnel?

I've ridden an off pavement route west of this one. I thought I'd try something different this time.

Take a look, I'd appreciate any comments.
Hey SledDog,

No I haven't ridden the tracks you posted---but it looks like if crossed the Kettle Valley Railroad------which I have rode. We got on the KVR right at Beaverdell and went North--had to cross the track you posted.

Did you get these tracks from someone---or are you like me and just google earth stuff up ????? Always looking to go where I haven't been.
Probably be up that way in 2015.

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Old 12-16-2014, 12:29 PM   #3
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Hey RedDog,

No I haven't ridden the tracks you posted---but it looks like if crossed the Kettle Valley Railroad------which I have rode. We got on the KVR right at Beaverdell and went North--had to cross the track you posted.

Did you get these tracks from someone---or are you like me and just google earth stuff up ????? Always looking to go where I haven't been.
Probably be up that way in 2015.

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Hey BD

I've ridden the KVR also, pretty much the same as you, all the way to Watson Lake. I like wandering through BC. I've been to Hyder 5 times. Always a different way!

I'm heading to Inuvik in 2015 & going to take my time on the way up & back. I can't remember where I got these tracks, exactly, but I didn't make them up.

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Old 12-16-2014, 01:47 PM   #4
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Hey BD

I've ridden the KVR also, pretty much the same as you, all the way to Watson Lake. I like wandering through BC. I've been to Hyder 5 times. Always a different way!

I'm heading to Inuvik in 2015 & going to take my time on the way up & back. I can't remember where I got these tracks, exactly, but I didn't make them up.

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Well they need checked out don't they ????
Just don't want to ride any tracks Big and LIttle Wan do !!!!!!

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Old 12-16-2014, 10:29 PM   #5
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Not sure why you start in the south in kind of the middle of know-where on the Shuttleworth Creek Road, but they are all tracks I have in my collection.

I have done your BC12(Lumby to 3Valley) & BC15(Clearwater to Camin Lake).
These are pretty straight forward tracks - nice counrty.

If you are planning on "taking your time" the route you have chosen will not be fast, so your expectations will be met.

Be sure you have some knobbies as there has been some road works in the area and some of the tracks will be short on gravel.

If you run into blockages there are bypasses and seeing as you are in no rush you should be able to make it.
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Not sure why you start in the south in kind of the middle of know-where on the Shuttleworth Creek Road, but they are all tracks I have in my collection.

Be sure you have some knobbies as there has been some road works in the area and some of the tracks will be short on gravel.
Perfect, just the answers I was looking for.

I'm heading to Kelowna to visit a good friend, then will access the tracks from there. I'm not actually starting where this track shows. I didn't include the track that joins this one from the south.

What's your thought on riding a wee Strom, loaded with camping gear?



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What's your thought on riding a wee Strom, loaded with camping gear?

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A 650WEE would likely be better than the 1000WEE............and loaded with camping gear always is more of a challenge! If you have knobbies it will be better, but it is likely more about the rider than the bike.

You just need to keep some backup plans available and hope for dry weather.
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