VFRW 2010 Kootenay Tour "The Best of BC"

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  1. ZEN biker

    ZEN biker New Member

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    exo,
    Im comming from MB, nighting it in lethbridge, ab and taking the crowsnest over. From edmonton its the most direct route(by google) followed by the banff route, which adds 5mins to your day. of 11hrs. I would suggest you pop down to cranbrook and meet up but that will make 14hr day for you. If you wanted to meet in Marysville, i might be convinced to change my route. Save jason from having to wait for me at the hiway south of salmo. let me know so i can make the adjustments needed.

    zen
     
  2. ExoZagNoid

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    Zen:
    That sounds like a decent plan! I'd come down via google route #1 (down through nanton, down hwy 22, then over on hwy 3). I could totally meet you in Cranbrook this way.
    PM me if you're still interested.

    On a sad note, I had a slow speed crash last Tuesday moving my bike from the front street to park behind my house. Of course I was just moving it so (sigh) no gear. The back tire washed out, then caught and high sided me. Neither me nor any of my neighbours could figure out what I may have hit to slide out (tar strip maybe). I couldn't have been doing more than 25km/h and only went about 30 feet! 7 stitches above my eye and some good rash later, and my bikes on the way to the shop (nothing major, just scratches and clutch lever. Was going in for servicing anyways...). Hope I'm not still sore in 2 weeks. Unreal. Makes me wonder what would happen to those guys riding donor cycles in sandals, shorts, and t-shirts down the highways...

    Exo
     
  3. jasonsmith

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    Glad your reasonably okay exo, could have been worse I guess if your head would have hit the wrong spot. Eat a couple cookies and heal up.
     
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    LOL! ya. was a stupid freak thing. Stupid lapse of thought. I know what you're saying about the head thing. I'm wondering what woulda happened to my eye if I wasn't wearing my shades. Cookie? Thought it was hot wings....mmm...wings...
    Actually, I'm healing up quick. I'll be good to go.
    Thx,
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  5. jasonsmith

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    Times a tickin folks...

    2010 - JULY 17, 18, 19

    START in Abbotsford at the Tim Hortons SOUTH of Hwy 1 closest to the border. Aiming for a 7AM Departure.

    Don't forget your passports!!

    GPS Route files will be posted soon.
     
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    OK I've left it as long as I DARE. My buddies can't come, no surprise really. So I am in the market for a roomate. I have a room at both Ainsworth and Vernon Travelodge. I've offered it to Digitally Hip but have not heard back. Any Takers? I will post on the other board as well.
     
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    please remember to have full tank before you arrive at Tim Hortons next fill is in marblemount
     
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    For those of you who are loyal to only one forum, Polar Bear gets the win on the rooms, Many thanks to those who played!!
     
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    I'm doing my best to keep the first post up to date folks so anyone needing info please look there or ask. Don't want any confusion, wanna see you all there.
     
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    JS - Your doing a heck of a job keeping all of us wayward ducklings in a row. See ya in a week bud!!
     
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    131 km, BTW
     
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    5 MORE SLEEPS. Seeing as I work until 01:30 Friday morning, I think I am just going to pack the day before, then sleep under a tree in the parkinglot of timmies and wait for your guys to arrive. That will give me an extra hour or so of sleep rather than to drive home to Chilliwack thenback out to Abby.
     
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    Randy wanted more miles for day 1 LOL
    GPS rout day 1 has been updated you can find it in link above on page 7

    Cheers
     
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    Four more sleeps. Ucktum Boogie-woogie Chicken y'all

    :stickhorse::dance::funky::party2:
     
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    Tick....tock....tick....tock....

    Just a few more sleepless nights and you're there! Looks like an awesome ride so you guys have a GREAT time!!! Post up pics too! Ride safe!
     
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    Hey Cebu, I will take pix and hope I don't loose this camera too. I am taking the laptop so just might post up as we go.
     
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    Can one of you Tech saavy guys post up a final route map for those of us with no GPS? The one posted doesn't seem to print well? Maybe it's just me. It would be nice to have a paper copy in the tank bag for when the garmin shit's the bed, the i-phone app got erased, and that map thingy directs me straight to hell...
     
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    Good luck and enjoy the camaraderie and adventure!
     
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