Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 45
  1. #1
    user-created
    Reputation: singletrack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    3,181

    One step ahead of calamity - BC roadtrip pictorial

    So we loaded up enough gear for two dudes, two dogs, and two bikes to survive two weeks or so.


    There wasn't much room leftover for the dogs so we had to squeeze them in wherever we could.


    After a quick stop in WA, we hauled up to Nelson. First ride in Canada, my bike made it 35 feet across the parking area at Mountain Station before my modified rebound cart exploded. Who would have thought that the JB weld wouldn't hold? Fortunately Boomtown Sports saved my ass by giving me a cartridge out of a brand new fork. Way above and beyond. We setup shop by the airstrip and tore down the fork. That's dustyrider cuttin' the salami.


    We still managed a ride that day too, just before dark.


    It took some getting used to to take pics under the trees. These are pretty cool for sloppy shots




    We tracked down some locals and did a big shuttle.




    STIL


    Newtsac


    Hotels are for suckers


    Then we packed it in and ran up too Kamloops. I snapped a few waiting for the ferry.


    We hit up Harpur and spent a day at Sun Peak.


    A sign of things to come.


    Blue was very alert and watched the road at all times so that we wouldn't get lost.


    Randall was not so responsible. After he fell asleep at the wheel we decided not to let him drive anymore.
    Last edited by singletrack; 08-09-2007 at 12:01 PM.

  2. #2
    user-created
    Reputation: singletrack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    3,181

    part two

    We stopped in a mosquito infested swamp in the middle of nowhere for the night. We managed to remain civilized, however.


    We did some 'exploring' in Pemberton. There were even more mosquitos there.


    Ahhhh, Whistler.


    How many Transitions and/or MTBR members can you spot in this shot?


    What do ya suppose is in these things anyway?


    We opted to do a trail ride to avoid the crowds at Crankworx. But all these folks came out to swoon over our celebrity trail-host so the plan kinda backfired.






    It's on!


    The natives were restless. Where's Waldo?


    Spartans never surrender.


    I really need a girlfriend.
    Last edited by singletrack; 08-09-2007 at 12:03 PM.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Evil Patrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    2,622
    The dog-shots are hillarious!

    -- Evil Patrick

    My Music

    My Videos

    Ride everything! Remember, Elvis died pushing.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Panzerknacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    38
    i wish my subi was as b!tchin as yours

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    941
    awesome...the dogs remind me of my two on roadtrips. i love the one of his head on the steering wheel
    Namrita K. O'Dea, MS, RD
    Topeak-Ergon
    Blog
    55nine Performance

  6. #6
    user-created
    Reputation: singletrack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    3,181

    part three

    These pretty much speak for themselves.




    After our second day on the mountain, dustyrider and I noticed that we had both broken our Prestons in the same place, at the same time. Bizarre. Fortunately a quick hop to Transitions' world headquarters netted us new mainframes. TBC occupies a large closet in netheregions of this warehouse.


    With some help from them boys we got built up and hightailed it back over the border. After loading up on PBR of course. Two broken bikes only cost us one day of riding. Thanks Kevin, Kyle(s), Cam and Mike.

    We were back on the mountain the next day with some old friends.




    I'll have my 3000 foot descent tight and twisty, thank you very much.
    Last edited by singletrack; 08-09-2007 at 12:06 PM.

  7. #7
    user-created
    Reputation: singletrack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    3,181

    part four

    The Subaru hardtail conversion. We broke a strut hunting campsites in Squamish. The jackass at the junkyard wanted to sell me a used one for $150. (retail new is about $70) Unwilling to bend over quite that far, we bought some scrap pine and a hose clamp at the Homedepot and we were on our way. Ran it 150 miles like this, until a friend of David's tossed us a spare.


    We rode damn near every trail in Gailbraith. I don't think this species is native to the area.


    Got some Glacier runs in too. Here's some local dirtbag.


    We spent one last night in Bellingham to party down. I wrecked my bike one last time on the way home from the bar. Then we said goodby to the PNW and pointed it towards Colorado.

    Unfortunately, my engine blew a head and seized 20 miles south of Boise. So we rented this huge U-haul to tow the Subie home. At least the bikes had plenty of room.


    As for the rest of us, we had to squeeze into the cab for the last 750 miles of the trip.


    Anywho, we made it. All in all one kick-ass roadtrip, even if fate did keep us on our toes.


    Now if you'll excuse me I have a beer-drinking convention to attend in Steamboat.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,379
    Nice, dude!! Thanks for sharing. Agreed, the dog stuff is great Sounds like an awesome trip ,eh!!

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: rodel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    328
    Man that was a sweet road trip you had!
    thanks for sharing!

  10. #10
    thecentralscrutinizer
    Reputation: mopartodd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,554
    singletrack

    You are pretty hard on the things with wheels aren't you?
    2015 Kona JTS
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5
    2013 DeVinci Leo SL
    2009 SE Racing SoCal Flyer
    2008 SE lil Ripper
    2003 TiSport Gman

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: skunkty14's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    763
    Great write up and photos. Your bikes, dogs, and Subie are badass. Dig the Subie hardtail conversion, very creative. Makes me want to take a road trip really badly.

    Lucked out with the Transistion folks being local to you at the time too. Two identical failures on the same trip on the same model bike. I wonder what the odds are.

    Thanks again for sharing.
    Quote Originally Posted by turnerbikes
    in fact for trail type bikes I am tired of QR roady shite in general. Lets move on.

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: KRob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    10,151
    What a great trip. I still really, really need to do the BC road trip..... The steep rollers and chutes I think I can manage, but I gotta admit... those gap jumps and log skinnies kinda scare me.

  13. #13
    Currently in Exile
    Reputation: Frozenspokes's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    2,281
    Way to stick it out through all of the calamity! What did the guys at Transition bikes say when you brought two of their frames in broken at the same spot?
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

  14. #14
    Coors, the american beer.
    Reputation: Melt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    3,537
    i know its f'ed up but the first thing i thought when i saw the first pics of the car was what a pos .... then i saw the rest of the pics and got more of an appreciation for it especially after seeing the colorado plates .... then i saw the uhaul pic and just started laughing .... you ever get pulled over for no rear bumper?

    great road trip im gonna try and do canada next year .... need to get out to colorado sometime too
    AZ has the best mountain bike gathering ever

  15. #15
    Tear it all out! SuperModerator
    Reputation: CraigH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    7,644
    Quote Originally Posted by singletrack
    What do ya suppose is in these things anyway?
    I was told by a friend of mine that those are where they store the gates & fencing for ski racing.

    I'm glad my road trips aren't as eventful as yours.

    Thanks for posting the trip report!

  16. #16
    post-ride specialist
    Reputation: icegeek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    4,013
    Good stuff J, see ya soon.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

  17. #17
    Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
    Reputation: scrublover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    8,456
    Which dog ate the scorpion?

    Looks like a most excellent time was had!
    Florence Nightingale's Stormtrooper

  18. #18
    Just roll it......
    Reputation: ebxtreme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,493
    Dustyrider and Singletrack,

    Sweet post fellas.

    Awesome riding with you guys......I knew when you pulled the flask of Jameson's and beer out on the gondola, we'd get along JUST fine. Of course, I also recall that was the run where you ragdolled down that rockface up top!

    Cool that the thing with Transition worked out and you guys were back on your bikes in no time. I've got some pics of you bastids and the others I'll post in a couple of days. In the meantime, check out the "Whafe heads to Whistler" thread in the DH forum.

    BTW, in that one shot, I spot 3 mtbr members (me, Armando, and Slayer_rulz) and 3 current Transitions and a blindside prototype (Kyle's bike on ground). In the back are at least 2 other Transitions and mtbr memebers though.

    Next time down to GJ/Fruita, we'll have to hook up fo sho.

    Cheers,
    EB

    Ahh hell, here's at least one from RRTI.
    Last edited by ebxtreme; 08-09-2007 at 03:10 PM.

  19. #19
    "Its All Good"
    Reputation: Whafe's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    10,716
    Awesome awesome post, great to meet you guys. Great reading... Sweet as...........
    The_Lecht_Rocks: whafe - cheeers - may i offer an official apology for the wagon wheeler "dis-belief"

  20. #20
    Leash Law Enforcer
    Reputation: Pinch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    1,099
    Excellent pics and report Singletrack! Bummer to see the Prestons cracked up like that. Good thing you were so close to the mothership.
    "I didn't even use crutches when I broke my leg!" - Aquaholic

  21. #21
    ride your bike
    Reputation: jubilee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    9,462
    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Sweet post fellas.

    Awesome riding with you guys......I knew when you pulled the flask of Jameson's and beer out on the gondola, we'd get along JUST fine. Of course, I also recall that was the run where you ragdolled down that rockface up top!

    BTW, in that one shot, I spot 3 mtbr members (me, Armando, and Slayer_rulz) and 3 current Transitions and a blindside prototype (Kyle's bike on ground). In the back are at least 2 other Transitions and mtbr memebers though.
    Sweet post indeed.

    Hey guys, nice to meet and ride w/ you. I'm putting my helmet on in that top-o-gondola mtbr/Transition shot!

    J, thanks for the Jameson and cheap ass beer on the Garbo lift....and Whistler thanks you for the soil testing down after lower a-Line on Hornet. I can still hear the groms: "Dude, did that guy fly down that far? His bike's way up here!!"
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: A girl from Seattle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    371
    Nice, that is one of the most entertaining trip reports I've seen!

    That green Preston is like a twin of my bike... how do you think you both managed to break your Prestons??? Think it'll be a trend?
    "Careful. We don't want to learn from this." -- Calvin & Hobbes

  23. #23
    Group Hug Participant
    Reputation: <sL4yEr>RuLz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    1,113

    Classic road trip action!

    Thanks for posting up. I'm fondly remembering the whole experience as we speak! Nice meeting you guys and am glad you made it home safely.
    Official Chocolate Fountain Spokesman

  24. #24
    Muskoka
    Reputation: BlackCanoeDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    2,887
    Gotta love dogs & Sube's,eh? T'was great! Thanks....
    Oh ya, liked the girls too 8^))

  25. #25
    beer thief
    Reputation: radair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Posts
    3,573
    Good stuff. An epic you will never forget, how can you beat that?

    This is why I love Passion. Thanks for posting.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •