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Islander
24th December 2009, 05:18
Made it out in late Sept during the heat wave. Absolutely loved it! I loved the landscape and the roads with nobody for a hundred miles. Felt like going back in time to a much more simple world. Had trouble adjusting to the rainforest back home, wondering why I would leave such a fabulous place of golden horizons and big blue skies.
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sportyblue
24th December 2009, 05:30
I rode there from Spokane a couple of years ago. It WAS beautiful.

Hope you didn't have to ride far on that gravel rode..........!!!

Koot
24th December 2009, 05:53
Ya, Saskatchewan is a place people want to go back to. Some beautiful country tucked away in that Province and some cold, cold winters to endure. Your pictures are great and the bike super!

Koot

Islander
24th December 2009, 05:55
Hope you didn't have to ride far on that gravel rode..........!!!

I look for the gravel! probably rode 600km on that trip.
Islander

Islander
24th December 2009, 06:01
Ya, Saskatchewan is a place people want to go back to. Some beautiful country tucked away in that Province and some cold, cold winters to endure. Your pictures are great and the bike super!

Koot

Thanks Koot, I didn't end up thru the Kootneys that trip but never forgot I was going to show you the bike on the ferry. I will be through again in late June, what can you tell me about the back way thru the mountains to Kimberly? Does it exist? I see a connection on the backroad map but that isn't always reality.
Islander

Koot
24th December 2009, 06:10
I will be through again in late June, what can you tell me about the back way thru the mountains to Kimberly? Does it exist? I see a connection on the backroad map but that isn't always reality.
Islander

The Gray Creek Pass exists, it's a logging road, dish-panned and rutted. The maintenance has gone down over the years (like many Kootenay roads) but it is useable. Might still be closed because of snow through June, kind of depends on the year. I can update you when the time comes.

Koot

Islander
24th December 2009, 06:38
The Gray Creek Pass exists, it's a logging road, dish-panned and rutted. The maintenance has gone down over the years (like many Kootenay roads) but it is useable. Might still be closed because of snow through June, kind of depends on the year. I can update you when the time comes.

Koot

Cool, thanks Koot it will be late June. I'll get in touch.
Islander

Islander
24th December 2009, 06:43
Most of the southern roads were once paved,..but lack of money from the federal govt has taken its tole. The roads are now called Super Grids. I can remember riding on the pavement just before there tore it all out....it was very dangerous :frownthre Hudge chunks were missing,..crumbling shoulders and Huge pot holes. I am getting a few less roads to cruise on every year :( Its to the point that if they soon dont do some major road repair,...I might as well by an Enduro, or put knoby tires on my sporty :laugh

Ya a lot of the gravel is deep and soft, ttricky to ride. I generally ride as fast as I can(mental defect) and changing ruts is f@#king scary!
Islander

alvycolt45
24th December 2009, 07:51
Is there a thread that details the changes made to your sporty to turn it into a scrambler?

Islander
24th December 2009, 18:01
Is there a thread that details the changes made to your sporty to turn it into a scrambler?

alvycolt45, I am bad at links and such but try seaching my threads, via my profile.
Islander

sk883
9th December 2010, 20:31
Hey Islander I was wondering where in Saskatchewan that first picture was taken?

Rico 05R
9th December 2010, 21:26
Great pics, thanks for sharing.

Islander
15th December 2010, 10:47
Hey Islander I was wondering where in Saskatchewan that first picture was taken?

Yeah good point sk8 it is actually Alberta on route from B.C. the east side of Rockies down south, the real start of the dry plains.

AB,Frank
15th December 2010, 15:49
Yeah good point sk8 it is actually Alberta on route from B.C. the east side of Rockies down south, the real start of the dry plains.

What they call the "coat trail" it would take you right into Fort McLeod if you followed it.Nice trip you had I bet!! thanks for sharing.

sk883
15th December 2010, 17:07
Thanks Islander, very cool, much appreciated!