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post #1 of 8 Old 02-06-2007, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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My wife bought me a copy of "Destination Highways" British Columbia for my birthday last week...very impressed with the way it's written. Of the top 10 best ride roads, I am familiar with 8 of them, can't wait to get to the West Kootenay and Hat Creek/Lillooet/Pemberton rides this year. I highly recommend this for anybody planning to ride BC. Website is destinationhighways.com . Water Warrior, have you been up as far as Pavilion Lake? There is a Resort/Campground called Sky Blue Water Resort that has cabins for $45 per....might be a good waypoint, my wife wants to do some trips this year, but if I don't break it into shorter rides than I would do by myself she will burn out quickly. Save the long rides for solo!

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It's a fantastic book, I also picked up the WA state one too.

However, I have to say they have DS1 and DS2 mixed up. I found DS2 much more enjoyable to ride than DS1. DS1 had too much traffic on it and if your entry onto the highway is from the ferry, chances are you're stuck for a while in that traffic.

DS2 however.... almost no traffic and a road that just keeps on going.
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Are these books available for the prairie provinces?....there are some nice rides out here too (yes, i know, its hard to believe...lol)

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oops

checked out the site

they dont have one for the Prairies

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Thumbs up DH1 and DH2

I surveyed DH2 (Vernon to Fauquier) for the Ministry of Highways, spent a whole season up there, gets a little busy in the summer but on the whole it's pretty quiet (nice in early morning). When doing this job I lived in New Denver, so the ND to Kaslo road, although short brings back a lot of good memories from both a Kawasaki triple and a 1964 MGB. Have driven the Creston to Kootenay Bay quite a bit, it as well in the fringe seasons is great, but can really plug up with campers etc in the summer. Really want to do Pemberton to Hat Creek (north of Cache Creek). The Lillooet country in the summer is pretty amazing and coming from the Okanagan I get to do the DH9 (Merritt to Spence's Bridge) as well which is pretty inspiring as well, popular Sport Bike road, I just like to "smell the sage" on that one, last year about 30 bikes passed me, wondered where they all came from, turns out it's a popular circle tour from Vancouver, Coquihalla to Merritt, then Spence's Bridge to the Canyon and home.

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I surveyed DH2 (Vernon to Fauquier) for the Ministry of Highways, spent a whole season up there, gets a little busy in the summer but on the whole it's pretty quiet (nice in early morning). When doing this job I lived in New Denver, so the ND to Kaslo road, although short brings back a lot of good memories from both a Kawasaki triple and a 1964 MGB. Have driven the Creston to Kootenay Bay quite a bit, it as well in the fringe seasons is great, but can really plug up with campers etc in the summer. Really want to do Pemberton to Hat Creek (north of Cache Creek). The Lillooet country in the summer is pretty amazing and coming from the Okanagan I get to do the DH9 (Merritt to Spence's Bridge) as well which is pretty inspiring as well, popular Sport Bike road, I just like to "smell the sage" on that one, last year about 30 bikes passed me, wondered where they all came from, turns out it's a popular circle tour from Vancouver, Coquihalla to Merritt, then Spence's Bridge to the Canyon and home.
I've done the DH9 as part of a loop from Vancouver, Princeton, Merritt, Spences Bridge and back to home via the Canyon. Makes for a long day of riding, but a lot of fun.

I took a week off work early last summer and spent the time riding throughout the Okanagan and Kootenays based on the DH books and then crossed the border near Trail and hit a bunch of the DH's there.
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Going to Princeton makes total sense, don't know what made me think the Coquihalla was part of the ride, Princeton to Merrit is pretty nice, but that would be a L O N G day for sure.

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Going to Princeton makes total sense, don't know what made me think the Coquihalla was part of the ride, Princeton to Merrit is pretty nice, but that would be a L O N G day for sure.
"Coquihalla" is Shuswap for "boring bike ride".

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