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« Reply #165 on: January 11, 2014, 11:44:29 PM »

OK back to the matter at hand.  Our first annual "Get Out Of Dodge" ride.  Ray was kind enough to take a few minutes out today and lent me his copy of "Destination Highways" for BC.
People ..... we can incorporate three of the top five rated destination highways in all of BC in this one trip!  We can ride the numbers 1, 2, & 5 destination highways in the Provence in a single day!!!  How blessed are we?
I propose we start with Hwy 6 to the Needles ferry this includes Coldstream to Fauquier which is the number 2 destination highway.   
Then after the ferry we head to New Denver from there we get onto hwy 31A which is destination highway 5 this takes us to Balfour.
Then we go on the free ferry to Crawford Bay and roll out onto Hwy 3A THE #1 RATED BIKE HIGHWAY IN THE PROVENCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA we then narrow our chicken strips all the way to Creston, and then turn around and do it all over again back to New Denver for the night.
We soak in the hot tub eat good food sleep and relax then mount up and return to Vernon the way we came via Hwy 6.
There shall be pictures taken, stories told, legends born, we shall have so much fun angels will weep.
 
Still true today my brothas!!
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« Reply #166 on: January 11, 2014, 11:46:32 PM »

that itinerary sounds good. i don't agree with their ratings for those roads. new denver to kaslo should be #1. no lower speed zones. while crawford bay to creston is full of lower speed zones. with three ferry rides there isn't much time for relaxation to do all that in a day. 2 hrs vernon to faquier, ferry 1/2 hr, nakusp 1/2 hr, new denver 3/4 hr, kaslo 1/2 hr, balfour 1/2 hr, ferry 1 hr, creston 1hr, back to ferry 1 hr ferry 1 hr, kaslo 1/2 hr, new denver 1/2 hr. almost ten hrs riding non stop. add in pit stops and lunch and hot springs. you will have to leave  pretty early to make it back to rosebury for supper. just a local guy's input. there are loops we could do. creston to salmo to nelson to slocan valley to new denver or new denver to kaslo to balfour to nelson to slocan valley to new denver. food for thought. ken.
Still a valid input worth of note.
Thoughts??
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79 KZ650SR
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« Reply #167 on: January 12, 2014, 04:43:33 AM »




   Hi Ward.

   ...I got a couple of suggestions..


   http://www.ridersretreat.ca/


   ..and


   http://www.toadrockcampground.com/




   I recommend both of these places wholeheartedly as I am a frequent flyer.

   Nakusp has a couple of Great places to break bread at. Supper at the Leland, breakfast at the Kuskanax.     ...plus Ken lives there..     ...and there's a hot springs that has a great road to it.

   ...and Toad Rock is close to Kaslo, and Kaslo has the "Rosewood House".    ..one of the Greatest places to eat on earth.   ...and awesome pie.    ....and Ainsworth hot springs is 5 minutes away.


   ...I look forward to sharin some road together in 2014.



   ...cuzzin Gerr.
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« Reply #168 on: January 12, 2014, 07:13:04 AM »

A few of us did Toad Rock last year and it was far too noisy, couldn't get any sleep.
It was a place to see, but I wouldn't do that again. Not when I could pitch a tent down some gravel road beside a nice quite lake.
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« Reply #169 on: January 12, 2014, 10:17:22 AM »

You misspelled sheep in your post Evil.
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« Reply #170 on: January 12, 2014, 10:27:24 AM »

I can't imagine Toad Rock..being 1/4 as noisy as Sturgis..or Castle Rock, or Bend in the Road..or most any bike event with camping...

 I always say,  I will sleep when I get old..
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« Reply #171 on: January 12, 2014, 10:39:23 AM »

A few of us did Toad Rock last year and it was far too noisy, couldn't get any sleep.
It was a place to see, but I wouldn't do that again. Not when I could pitch a tent down some gravel road beside a nice quite lake.

Was I snoring again Kiss
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« Reply #172 on: January 12, 2014, 10:54:41 AM »

You misspelled sheep in your post Evil.

That was his problem Shocked

You funny Paulh.
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« Reply #173 on: January 12, 2014, 11:51:11 AM »

There is always the Riondel Old Bike Revival in July. Usually second weekend in July.
Great campground and they put quite a spread on Saturday night too.

You never know what will show up either. Norton Rotary, Indians, BSA V-twins, WW1 era James and it isn't a static rally
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« Reply #174 on: January 12, 2014, 12:15:07 PM »

Was the James from Ktown.. I built a sliding clutch dog. For shifting a 1914 James a few decades back.. Bob has had that bike since he was a young man of very in "Jolly Old.. Nice bike.."
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« Reply #175 on: January 12, 2014, 06:23:05 PM »

You misspelled sheep in your post Evil.
DAMN I wish I had thought of that dig first!!  You have raised the bar for all of us Paul.
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« Reply #176 on: January 12, 2014, 08:04:42 PM »

There is always the Riondel Old Bike Revival in July. Usually second weekend in July.
Great campground and they put quite a spread on Saturday night too.

You never know what will show up either. Norton Rotary, Indians, BSA V-twins, WW1 era James and it isn't a static rally


   When you find out the details, please let us know Aaron.
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« Reply #177 on: January 12, 2018, 11:25:40 PM »

Starting to think of the Koots again for 2018.  Toad rock if I am traveling alone Kaslo if Barb is coming too.  Anyone in??
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1983 GS750ES.  GO BABY GO!!!
86 CB 750-4
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79 KZ650SR
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« Reply #178 on: January 13, 2018, 09:09:01 AM »

I am in but it will be mid July when I get back from the north.
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« Reply #179 on: January 13, 2018, 09:06:57 PM »

Yes July will be better than last year less rain!
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Past Bikes,
1983 GS750ES.  GO BABY GO!!!
86 CB 750-4
79 CB550-4
79 KZ650SR
72 H2
70 something KD125
77 KH 90
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