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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
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It was high time I took the bike for a spin and get some training in for the Canuck Place Adventure Challenge that I`ll be participating in during September as part of Team Killa-Joules *shamless plug

So off to Chilliwack Lake I went, it was a really wonderful day to contemplate life and wake up some of those long sleeping cycling muscles.

Of course I couldn`t help taking a few photos too!







Next time I plan to head up the Paleface drainage as well[8D]

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Sweet jebus, what day is this. Looks like fresh snow on the trees up there.
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Gorgeous photos! But, what, no baby strapped to your boobs?
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Not that day Bish! She'd only have gotten bugs in her teeth.

SplitBoarder yes that was a bit of fresh snow. This was just this past Tuesday. HUGE cornices on Web and MacDonald. Nice to look at from my sunny beach on the lake.
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Delightful photos. You did exactly what I wish to do; cycle along that road and lake. My intentioin is to get all the way to the far beach.

Very nice indeed !

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Bike, dog, sun, scenery, and peace and quiet...sounds like an enjoyable day. : ) Paleface is quite the grunt on the bike, but then that means a fast descent. Make sure those brakes are up to it. : )

Jenn, will a low clearance 2 wdr make it to the Depot Creek bridge?
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Way to go on your training. How much of a bike rideis there and where are you parking to do so? This one is new for me as I am always zeroing in on the hiking. thanks...happy trails.. perhaps you might consider your fundraiser link on here unless it is not allowed? just a thought.jo
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Gorgeous photographs of such a beautiful area.
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Karl the far beach will be a cinch on a bike. 1.5 to 2 hrs tops one way with a few small breaks added in.

J&K the only tricky spots would be:
The avy debris spot; now clear of snow and debris but still quite a bit of mud on the road. Could cause tire spinout. 4x4s were getting through.

There is also a spot where a small creek had flooded the inside ditch of the road what looks to be the start of a new sinkhole on the lake side of the road. It would have been ok the day I was there though. It wasn't marked and I didn't think to mark it at the time.

Brakes are new so coming down shouldn't be too bad. I was actually just thinking of taking it to the end of the drainage to scope out the Thompson Peak route.

Thanks! Krista really enjoyed herself I think, its the only time I can match her stride in an all out run.

Jo good idea! We have a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-1...07776802571751 and links to the official fundraising pages can be found there.
for a link our thread here, that might be doable. Longshadow? Shadowchaser?

My guess is the length of the lake is at least 10k so the full ride should top out at between 20-25k. I've yet to verify by actually taking a good look at a map.





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Excellent photos Jenn, keep up the good work!
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Beauty shots! and the hardtail with a kickstand... good on ya!
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Love those wood shots and the lake is so nice, calm and crystal clear from the spring run off now. Thought you would have taken a shot of that nice waterfall on the other side of the slide.
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Thanks Wally, The light was all wrong for a pic of that waterfall when I passed through.
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Karl the far beach will be a cinch on a bike. 1.5 to 2 hrs tops one way with a few small breaks added in.

J&K the only tricky spots would be:
The avy debris spot; now clear of snow and debris but still quite a bit of mud on the road. Could cause tire spinout. 4x4s were getting through.

There is also a spot where a small creek had flooded the inside ditch of the road what looks to be the start of a new sinkhole on the lake side of the road. It would have been ok the day I was there though. It wasn't marked and I didn't think to mark it at the time.

Brakes are new so coming down shouldn't be too bad. I was actually just thinking of taking it to the end of the drainage to scope out the Thompson Peak route.

Thanks! Krista really enjoyed herself I think, its the only time I can match her stride in an all out run.

Jo good idea! We have a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Team-1...07776802571751 and links to the official fundraising pages can be found there.
for a link our thread here, that might be doable. Longshadow? Shadowchaser?

My guess is the length of the lake is at least 10k so the full ride should top out at between 20-25k. I've yet to verify by actually taking a good look at a map.





Awesome thank you.

I am going to organize a small group for a bike and hike for this one, perhaps within one to three weeks from now.

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