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Old 09-12-2006, 10:58 AM   #136
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wow thats hardcore on a sportbike....i get stiff/tired just riding 50 miles to SJ :lol:

i gotta do something like this one of these days, looks to be very relaxing, glad u guys had a good time
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Old 09-12-2006, 07:06 PM   #137
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actually my redcoat ( what i call my new gixxer ) was not uncomfortable at all....
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the only problem i encountered was a bit of soreness in the bum to inner thigh area..seriously. and this was due to the type of gear i was wearing, which was mesh underneath... kind of akin to wearing fishnet stockings and having your toes fight back!
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i do confess..i normally wear my vansons..but after consideration determined that wearing those would not be wise on a trip like this...so henceforth after "discovering" the mesh issue...i nicked a pair of toms shorts...yah..sexy..totally. ask him!
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truly i had no issues with back, neck, arm, etc...discomfort...and the best thing of all was my little redcoat can really rock...
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when we were coming down the fraser canyon which is completely awesome ( and blows northern cal 96 out of the water ) my little redcoat just sang...and ditto on the run from jade to revelstoke...that was pure heaven...the mountains were silent but watchful...the road and scenery heavensent...and 99% of the whole run was just tom and i...
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the feeling i experienced, and i am sure tom did as well, was one of acceptance...and passage...
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i am from the north, and i am familiar with the inuit and what they believe..the mountains have magic and if you have any sense of yourself you will feel it...
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Old 09-12-2006, 09:30 PM   #138
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i nicked a pair of toms shorts...yah..sexy..totally. ask him!
I've got pics.
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:24 AM   #139
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bugger off!! i hope not..not in those shorts anyway!
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:56 AM   #140
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you two are damn lucky to have each other to take trips like this together on. We all envy you, cherish each other!

Thanks for the awesome photos and write up,
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:18 PM   #141
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Thanks for taking us along, it's like I was there. Great story telling. I can't ride like that (too many racing injuries) someday maybe a crusier of some sort will allow.

That gondola shot over Baniff gives an idea of the scale of things!

Simply awesome
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Old 09-24-2006, 09:47 PM   #142
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Old 04-15-2008, 02:14 PM   #143
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awesome ride! Great pictures and commentaries. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-10-2008, 08:22 PM   #144
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you two are damn lucky to have each other to take trips like this together on. We all envy you, cherish each other!

Thanks for the awesome photos and write up,

I agree!
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:29 PM   #145
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:58 PM   #146
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:33 PM   #147
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I went to Banff and have seen some of these places in person. I wish I had the experience of driving their on a motorcycle though
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Old 06-26-2008, 04:32 PM   #148
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This indeed is a great write up..!

Honorable mention for a 2007 Barfie..

I hope to see more of these in the future.. we already have some good one going in 2008

This does indeed belong in the best of barf

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Old 06-26-2008, 05:24 PM   #149
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Fun write up! Great Job!

I've done pretty much that run a couple of times on bikes now and its awe inspiring each time. The Rockies along highway 1 in Canada feel pretty big in a car, but on a motorcycle, they tower over you reducing you to a mere speck.

"the mountains have magic and if you have any sense of yourself you will feel it..." Very true and great words.
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