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Old 13 May 2010
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Leaving Van on Wednesday PM

I've got a conference in Vancouver that ends on Wednesday afternoon. I'll probably ride to Kelowna (where my brother lives) on Wednesday afternoon and then early Thursday to Nakusp to get set up.
Dom and Michelle, I'm looking forward to your presentations!
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Hi Grant, Ekke mentioned that you put the info about the "wild" hot springs on the HU Nakusp poster.

I sent Ekke an email asking if he knew of the ones referred to but he suggested I contact you.

We went on a ride ~4 years ago and found Lussier in White Swan Park, and the Ram Creek one. Are there other ones close by to Nakusp (I read about the Dewar Creek ones but I don't think the crew is into hiking 9kms!)?

This is our first trip to a HU meeting so we are really looking forward to the event!

Thanks in advance.

Guy.
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Hi Guy,

Several years ago when I posted that I might have been able to answer you, but now, my goldfish memory hasn't a clue where I got all that from! I know there are several, so a google search should find some info. nakusp wild hot springs came up with a bunch of stuff. Sorry I can't be more useful!

see you there anyway
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There are lots of hot springs in the area. You can look here at the tourism website for a list
http://www.hellobc.com/en-CA/SightsActivitiesEvents/Attractions/HotSprings/KootenayRockies.htm

or here at the hot springs website http://www.bchotsprings.com . Also if you ask in the local towns at any of the outdoor stores, like Valhalla Pure in New Denver, or at the local tourism office you they give you directions to the local hot springs. There a quite a few that are remote access with a short hike.

Hope this helps

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Cool Totally noob

Well I am planning to be in Nakusp. Not sure where I'll be traveling from.

I'm planning to tour Canada and USA then onto Europe maybe? I don't know for sure.

Finalizing divorce, selling everything, my BMW K1300GT arrives port of Montreal Monday June 21, dealer figures a couple of weeks shipping and prepping. Mid July is the target for picking up the bike and then I'll do a bunch of short trips around BC and Alberta to break in the bike and myself.

Going to take a advanced riding course once i get my bike.

I cant believe I'm doing this! Feels exciting and a whole lot of OMFG!! I don't know what I don't know, but I'll figure it out as I go!



Anyone from Edmonton?

Just realized I gotta do change if address, guess I'll use my Moms address for License, insurance, bike registration. My Mom and I use the same Insurance company. Guess I better not tell them I'm living on e back of the bike and a tent.

How have other handled this? Any suggestions for a crazy Canuck?
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Hello,
I am a new member, and new rider, in Washington State. This is an amazing site and group. I hope that your meetings are a good place for interested people to come learn more.
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Hello,
I am a new member, and new rider, in Washington State. This is an amazing site and group. I hope that your meetings are a good place for interested people to come learn more.
I guarantee you'll love it! We get a lot of new people at our events, and they always have a great time. It's a fun group, and no one gives new people a rough time.

Here's a writeup about one of our UK Meetings:

Far horizons - Telegraph

And of course there's lots more

History

See you in Nakusp - it's an amazing area to ride, you'll love it!
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Ravensquawk
If you want to ride the world or any other country this is the place to meet people who will give you the how too. And if you are like me you will ignore much of the advice to your peril on the first time out for the long trip.
I will be leaving for travel meeting from Chehalis, WA, over hwy 12, Canon to Ellensburg, then north into Canada. Best to make it a day and half trip. You are welcome to come along if you are in this area.

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Pickup/Tent camping for newcomer?

Grant, Susan, Ekke, Bob, As a new member and new rider, I am not outfitted yet. Can someone come to this site in a pickup (after I get my welding scrap metal out of the back, all 4 cylinders can take me to 60 on a hill - but only on the downhill side) for camping? I'd think that when people are new, they'd be welcome to come to these meetings with whatever they have and camp out, and learn about this activity!
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Grant, Susan, Ekke, Bob, As a new member and new rider, I am not outfitted yet. Can someone come to this site in a pickup (after I get my welding scrap metal out of the back, all 4 cylinders can take me to 60 on a hill - but only on the downhill side) for camping? I'd think that when people are new, they'd be welcome to come to these meetings with whatever they have and camp out, and learn about this activity!

My apologies for butting in



You can show up by bus or hitch hike for all I care!!! Just be there.

And Grant, Susan, Ekke, Audry I've decided to show up and I am prepared to do a presentation on

"AWOL South of the Border"
or
"Just Ellie and I"


3 months
25,500km's
9 countries
16 border crossings

This will be light on the "how to" and more of a trip report with Q&A afterwards, which can of course include "how to" questions.


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You can show up by bus or hitch hike for all I care!!! Just be there.
Ditto - we're not fussy - we're travellers!

At the Germany meeting last year, a young Bulgarian, Kosta, bussed and hitchhiked all the way to the meeting, the last 20 miles on foot. Later that summer he was on his bike in Mongolia!
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And Grant, Susan, Ekke, Audry I've decided to show up and I am prepared to do a presentation on

"AWOL South of the Border"
or
"Just Ellie and I"


3 months
25,500km's
9 countries
16 border crossings

This will be light on the "how to" and more of a trip report with Q&A afterwards, which can of course include "how to" questions.


...Michelle
www.scrabblebiker.com
Thanks Michelle! Check your mail.

See you there,
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Aahhhhahahahahahahaha!

That was great! Thank you!

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Starting to plan our ride down from Alaska for the meetup and was wondering, is Sunday a day of seminars, or is that the day everyone leaves? Thanks for the heads-up!

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Sunday is basically leaving day - many people want to get home for work Monday. Lots will hang about till noon or so if they're in no hurry.
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