Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby j2hyde on Tue 12/Jan/10 6:18pm

wgtngrl wrote:
mundi wrote:Damn, I wanna go back again now...

Now's no good - all covered in snow :p


I'm not seeing the problem here. Go for a year. Buy a van. Take bike and skis. :)

The big question is what tyres should Bob take? :eh:
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby heathen on Wed 13/Jan/10 11:40am

if you transfer via LAX worth a trip to big bear and especially mammoth :thumbsup:
plus u get to sample the crazy LA peeps.. :p
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby mundi on Wed 13/Jan/10 11:49am

j2hyde wrote:
wgtngrl wrote:
mundi wrote:Damn, I wanna go back again now...

Now's no good - all covered in snow :p


I'm not seeing the problem here. Go for a year. Buy a van. Take bike and snowboard. :)

The big question is what tyres should Bob take? :eh:



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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby james on Wed 13/Jan/10 3:54pm

I ridden almost of the places suggested 18months ago, they all suck now, so I wouldn't bother going.

fly direct to vancouver on Air NZ it's worth the money, take a bike that you can ride at altitude on climbs 1000m+
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby METZ on Sat 16/Jan/10 6:31pm

Im heading over on may 23 this year bob! im flying straight into vancouver and plan on riding whistler/sunpeaks/silverstar/mt washington and where ever else I find out about. I think ill just stay in the BC area i think.Definately staying for crankworx and coming home Aug 21st. If you're around those places between those days we should meet up ae. Im having the same deliema as you with bike choice haha.
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby METZ on Sat 16/Jan/10 6:36pm

im thinkin this shore but with all the bits off my Konig and a Vivid
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby Flyboy on Sun 17/Jan/10 6:10pm

can you get a visa Bob? working visas in canada arent that easy to obtain from what I hear
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby happybaboon on Sun 17/Jan/10 6:14pm

Don't forget to go give Bigfoot a big hug :thumbsup:
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby StyledAirtime on Mon 18/Jan/10 10:47am

working visas are pretty easy to get. costs a bit of money.
Look at IEP.co.nz
However ,the canadian Govt have just pulled the ability to renew the Visa for a 2nd year.
we just get screwed and have to come home a year earlier than planned.
this only came about last week.

so dont work to much while your here ,we worked ,saved and planned to travel in the 2nd year ,we have spent alot of time in whistler and Vancouver. but we dont get to do half of what weve been saving for.
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby wgtngrl on Mon 18/Jan/10 11:17am

If you're planning on basing yourself in one area rather than travel from place to place, www.craigslist.ca and www.kijiji.ca are great for renting/buy-sell/etc. And discover Costco - $55 membership fee (in 2008), nationwide (US too), great wholesale prices on food and heaps of other stuff, and you get the membership fee back when you leave. I stocked up on non-perishables and things like huge tubs of gatorade, boxes of protein bars, etc. Oh the memories... giant boxes of cereal, huuuuuge tubs of jam :thumbsup:
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby Mr_Bob on Sun 25/Apr/10 7:06pm

*dredge*
well..., the progress so far, I'm possibly looking at going over to Washington state in or around July for a friend's wedding, But I may stretch it out for a few extra weeks, maybe spend say 1-2 weeks in the US, ride a few of the hot spots, and make it to my friends wedding. then spend the remainder of the time in Canada, visiting an uncle, and if I get as far a s whistler, rent a big bike for a day and do some more riding :rolleyes:
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby wgtngrl on Sun 25/Apr/10 7:22pm

I'm off to Ottawa in just over 2 weeks - for 4 months! No winter for me this year :thumbsup:

Sounds like you're going to stay out west your whole trip - nice and hot and dry out there. I'd make a beeline for Moab!
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby Mr_Bob on Sun 25/Apr/10 7:37pm

I might be up that part of Canada too Lisa, I'll let you know (Or if you need any Nz chocolate, i'll bring some with me) ;)
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby wgtngrl on Sun 25/Apr/10 7:40pm

Whitakkers caramel please :thumbsup:

Definitely let me know if you come out that way - Ottawa puts on a great show for tourists in the summer :)
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby way_downsouth on Sun 25/Apr/10 8:58pm

wgtngrl wrote:Sounds like you're going to stay out west your whole trip - nice and hot and dry out there. I'd make a beeline for Moab!


Get ready to cook if you head to Moab then.
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