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    August = Alpine

    Manged to get away for 6 days to the Revelstoke area recently.

    While I really enjoy super technical trails, first and foremost a bike is a tool to take me cool places and has been since I was about 6 years old.

    Riding in the alpine is one of those cool places and the Revelstoke area has great options.

    I think I rode 50km at or above treeline in 3 rides (Caribou Pass at Sol Mountain, Keystone Standard Basis and Frisby Ridge). Plus a few rips at the MacPherson trails. Also shook out my new (to me) camper, which I've just gutted and am currently rebuilding. Compared to the travel trailers I've been using the past 5 years for MTB vacations, it provides so much flexibility and I had accessed to some incredible, free campsites.

    Here's a couple pics. I can't wait to get back to the coast soon, but the Kootenays have it going on as well.



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    Straight outta Rossland

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    Looks awesome

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    After spending most of my year looking at trees in the forest from the saddle of my bike it is nice to poke my head above tree line and get some sweet views.

    Post up some photos of the camper when you are done. I'm jealous!
    Safe riding,

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    sol is incredible, frisby is a great ride also, I enjoyed the vistas stretch.

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    Sol costs $$ and it is up a long logging road??
    My favourite is Keystone......but Frisby is very good and I see they extended it this year!
    Going there in 10 days!
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    I got a few questions....
    After you posted it made me think maybe I could convince my buddies to try to go there....

    I have been doing some research into info on Sol.

    So how rough is the road up?
    I would be driving a Subaru Forester.
    I assume since the trails are Sol's, we have to give money to ride them.......or a donation? How much is expected......make sure we got the cash.....LOL

    They are good with riders just coming up for just a ride?
    It sounds interesting! The pictures look awesome!

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgprimo View Post
    I got a few questions....
    After you posted it made me think maybe I could convince my buddies to try to go there....

    I have been doing some research into info on Sol.

    So how rough is the road up?
    I would be driving a Subaru Forester.
    I assume since the trails are Sol's, we have to give money to ride them.......or a donation? How much is expected......make sure we got the cash.....LOL

    They are good with riders just coming up for just a ride?
    It sounds interesting! The pictures look awesome!

    Thanks,
    Kevin
    The trails are sol's, built by them. There is donation box and you can stop in for a beer if you aren't staying there.

    The road is not bad, a forester will have no problem (a Honda Element was up there). The road is just slow as it's rough, though not technically challenging (I was in 2wd the entire way). You are limiting to driving up at about 25-30km an hour. So at 55km, it's a long drive.

    I really enjoyed my ride, but I was also going up to drop off my partner for a women's weekend. I also camped partway back down and she managed to catch a lift back down with another woman (which I was VERY happy about). It a long drive for a day ride. They have pretty much 1 big ride which is about 25 km. So you can decide if that's worth it. Depends how much you love alpine.
    Straight outta Rossland

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    Thanks CptSydor!
    I love riding in the Alpine and it does sound pretty cool!
    I was thinking of camping at one of the Rec sites to brake it up if I go.
    Thanks for the info!

    Cheers,
    Kevin
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