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4th 2011 PRS Ride to Cultus Lake Sat Aug 20 10:30am
#41
The scenic route was quite entertaining as I was trying to read each next leg of directions through the clear plastic compartment of my gas tank bag. :o

Of course, coming into that near head-to-head confrontation with the passenger car at Stave Falls would have put a real downer on the ride. As it was, I found myself leading my group of 4 bikes and another group of 6 bikes that caught up to us... so that was pressure enough to try and not get us all lost. Although I'm sure that would have led to a lot of laughs by the time we got to our destination. Can you just imagine 10 or so bikes having to do U-turns? :lol:

As for heading back, I opted to lead my group along Vedder Road to Highway 1 so that I could peel off to the Coffee Shop at the Chilliwack Airport. If you've never been, I highly recommend it.

I think the Chilliwack Airport Coffee Shop will be my next ride... or maybe Hell's Gate near Boston Bar.

Anyone up for a ride? Wink
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#42
Thanks for organizing, this ride too. Perfect weather, cool pizza place and awesome route. I enjoyed every inch of it.
See you an the next one.
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#43
Johnny.Bonecracker Wrote:Of course, coming into that near head-to-head confrontation with the passenger car at Stave Falls would have put a real downer on the ride. As it was, I found myself leading my group of 4 bikes and another group of 6 bikes that caught up to us... so that was pressure enough to try and not get us all lost. Although I'm sure that would have led to a lot of laughs by the time we got to our destination. Can you just imagine 10 or so bikes having to do U-turns? :lol:

As for heading back, I opted to lead my group along Vedder Road to Highway 1 so that I could peel off to the Coffee Shop at the Chilliwack Airport. If you've never been, I highly recommend it.

I think the Chilliwack Airport Coffee Shop will be my next ride... or maybe Hell's Gate near Boston Bar.

Anyone up for a ride? Wink

If that was you, then I think I got "adopted" by your group as I got orphaned from mine. If PRS rides are like the one yesterday, then I may go on another... everyone was great. I agree, Chilliwack airport is really something. I live in the "Wacky" area, so I might have a few other backroads up my sleeve to share with anyone who comes out this way.
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#44
TC23 Wrote:@LiquidBiohazard I think I was part of your group. Thanks for leading us through some good roads that I never would've found. Did you get any good footage from your gopro?

I'm glad I didn't highside when you guys made that hard braking left turn in the mission back roads. That was close.

See you guys next time.

I haven't looked at any of the footage yet, I went for another backroads ride through Fort Langley / Chilliwack / Harrison today. Another 300+km day Smile

If any of you want to explore some more roads with me shoot me a PM, I'm always down to ride and looking for people to ride with! I know a few good twisty routes!

I'm not really a go fast in a straight line kinda guy, I enjoy the corners (because I love to crawl all over my machine).

Anyways, sorry for getting us lost a couple times Wink Someone mentioned above about 10 bikes doing a U-Turn, I think I had 16 of us doing one up Dewdney Trunk when I thought I went the wrong way but then turned us around and realized I was right the first time!! At least that road was twisty, if it was straight it would of been boring.
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#45
Hey Dave man that was a fun ride Sat! we should definitely do some more riding soon! Thanks for leading us...and I also would like to see some of the footage u got on ur GOPRO! cheers!
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#46
I'll have a look and try to cut some of it together tonight!

I wish it wasn't so hot out on Saturday, I would have loved to stop a couple times to change camera angles Smile Needed to keep air in our jackets though, I was melting.
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#47
Does anyone have any photos to send me that I can add to my video?

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Aria Wrote:If that was you, then I think I got "adopted" by your group as I got orphaned from mine. If PRS rides are like the one yesterday, then I may go on another... everyone was great. I agree, Chilliwack airport is really something. I live in the "Wacky" area, so I might have a few other backroads up my sleeve to share with anyone who comes out this way.

Honestly, I don't know who I was leading besides David on a yellow Kawasaki Ninja, Sonny and Heather on a cruiser and Stephen (sp?) on a Suzuki GS500F whom I lost for part of the road trip and reacquired at the gas station at 287th Street. By this point, looking back in my mirrors, it appeared that I was leading 10 to 12 bikes in total.

However, if it helps, I was on a blue Suzuki GS500E with an aftermarket windshield, wearing a red and black jacket with an anthracite helmet that has a red and white sticker that says, "If you don't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in front of them".

In any case, if you have back roads in Chilliwack that you'd like to share, I'd love to check them out either before or after having some pie at the Airport Coffee Shop. And maybe I'll even pre-order the day before so that I can bring back a whole pie at the end of the day.
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#49
Hey Johnny, I think my group of 4 that I was initially leading ended up in the middle of your group. I was on the green/black CBR followed by a blue/white Gixxer, a silver F4i and an R1. We caught up to your group right before we went up 287th to Stave Falls. We pretty much followed you all the way to Hwy 1.

Just wanted to say thanks for adopting our group also. We never got lost and the clear hand signals helped out a bunch.

Great ride everyone. Hope to do it again soon. Hopefully next time we won't get stuck in traffic in 30 degree heat though...
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#50
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ve-grRsBaU

Ride Video Smile
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#51
@LiquidBiohazard
Ooooh... nice video. Now I want to get a camera for my next ride. :lol:

I'm guessing from the angle that it was mounted on the right side of your helmet?

What were you using? Better yet, what do you recommend?

@10Forward
No problem. It was an enjoyable ride. I'm just glad that I didn't stall the bike while leading. Big Grin
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#52
Thanks!! I have a GoPro HD mounted to the right side of my helmet, you're right! I love it. The contour is cool because it GPS Geotags your videos plus you can use BlueTooth to view live video on your phone, but I still prefer the GoPro.

I wish the GoPro would have some of those features but that's all good...
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#53
LiquidBiohazard Wrote:I wish the GoPro would have some of those features but that's all good...
I don't think GoPro has GPS yet.. but they do have an attachment you can buy that is a battery extension, but has a screen to view videos right from the camera.

Great job on the Video.. I don't recognize the route near the end.. LOL
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#54
Thanks Ambrose!!

GoPro doesn't have GPS yet. They have the LCD Backpack system and a Battery Backpack system, but they don't both work at the same time which is a little annoying. I love this little camera though, the video quality is amazing (except in low light like at night).

The last part is the backroads to Chilliwack through Vye Road (just on the south side of Highway 1 at the Sumas Crossing). http://members.shaw.ca/bjs1/motorcycle_pages.htm It's the one from this site Smile
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#55
Hi all.

I think I saw you guys at Cultus Lake.
I was the guy on the black Ducati Diavel Carbon.

Spoke to the guys riding the Streetfighter, Sport 1000 and Triumph.

Good to hear your ride was fun.
I live in Abby and ride those Stave Lake / Dewdney area roads regularly.
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#56
Maddog78 Wrote:Hi all.

I think I saw you guys at Cultus Lake.
I was the guy on the black Ducati Diavel Carbon.

Spoke to the guys riding the Streetfighter, Sport 1000 and Triumph.

Good to hear your ride was fun.
I live in Abby and ride those Stave Lake / Dewdney area roads regularly.

Quit following me around the internets!

(derrick from BCMazda3.com)

But droooool... Diavel.
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Johnny.Bonecracker Wrote:In any case, if you have back roads in Chilliwack that you'd like to share, I'd love to check them out either before or after having some pie at the Airport Coffee Shop. And maybe I'll even pre-order the day before so that I can bring back a whole pie at the end of the day.

I've noticed you have a particular yen for Chilliwack Airport pie! Smile
Have you ever ridden to Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park? One road in and out. There's a little 2-lane country backroad twisty to get from the Wack to the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge (to Harrison Hot Spring). Some backroads in the Ryder Lake residential area. More backroads on the far end of Cultus Lake. Living in the country means more straight roads than not, but those little backroads make for great detours with some interesting stops to check out.

If you're ever out this way again, post it up in advance and I'll see if I can lead you on some different routes.
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Aria Wrote:
Johnny.Bonecracker Wrote:In any case, if you have back roads in Chilliwack that you'd like to share, I'd love to check them out either before or after having some pie at the Airport Coffee Shop. And maybe I'll even pre-order the day before so that I can bring back a whole pie at the end of the day.

I've noticed you have a particular yen for Chilliwack Airport pie! Smile
Have you ever ridden to Chilliwack Lake Provincial Park? One road in and out. There's a little 2-lane country backroad twisty to get from the Wack to the Agassiz-Rosedale Bridge (to Harrison Hot Spring). Some backroads in the Ryder Lake residential area. More backroads on the far end of Cultus Lake. Living in the country means more straight roads than not, but those little backroads make for great detours with some interesting stops to check out.

If you're ever out this way again, post it up in advance and I'll see if I can lead you on some different routes.

Considering that a ride out to the Chilliwack area is over 200km round trip for me being based out near UBC (approximately half my tank), that should give you an idea of how much I enjoy the pie at the Airport Cafe. :lol:

Of course, so long as the weather continues to stay nice, I could probably afford to pick up some corn as well. (I should seriously look into getting saddle bags to go with my tank bag.)

Tempted to head out there this Friday or possibly this weekend but I should perform the next scheduled Oil Change and other maintenance at 12,000km first. (Where does everyone buy their oil filters? This is my first bike and the first time I'll be doing all this maintenance. At least I can lube the chain but I would benefit from the next Maintenance 101 Course. Wink )

Please keep in mind that I have a Naked 2003 Suzuki GS 500 and this is still my first month of riding so let's not go too crazy to start... Although I HAVE logged nearly 3,000km's since I took possession of the bike on 7 Aug. 8-)
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derrick Wrote:
Maddog78 Wrote:Hi all.

I think I saw you guys at Cultus Lake.
I was the guy on the black Ducati Diavel Carbon.

Spoke to the guys riding the Streetfighter, Sport 1000 and Triumph.

Good to hear your ride was fun.
I live in Abby and ride those Stave Lake / Dewdney area roads regularly.

Quit following me around the internets!

(derrick from BCMazda3.com)

But droooool... Diavel.


Hahaaa. Hi Derrick.
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Johnny.Bonecracker Wrote:Considering that a ride out to the Chilliwack area is over 200km round trip for me being based out near UBC (approximately half my tank), that should give you an idea of how much I enjoy the pie at the Airport Cafe. :lol:

Of course, so long as the weather continues to stay nice, I could probably afford to pick up some corn as well. (I should seriously look into getting saddle bags to go with my tank bag.)

Tempted to head out there this Friday or possibly this weekend but I should perform the next scheduled Oil Change and other maintenance at 12,000km first. (Where does everyone buy their oil filters? This is my first bike and the first time I'll be doing all this maintenance. At least I can lube the chain but I would benefit from the next Maintenance 101 Course. Wink )

Please keep in mind that I have a Naked 2003 Suzuki GS 500 and this is still my first month of riding so let's not go too crazy to start... Although I HAVE logged nearly 3,000km's since I took possession of the bike on 7 Aug. 8-)

FYI - There's a great pie place in West Van... Savary Island Pie Company on Marine Drive. Went there on Tuesday. Chilliwack corn... you can't find better corn anywhere else. Good luck with the oil change. Post up if you're riding out this way this weekend.
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