Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby Mr_Bob on Mon 26/Apr/10 8:15am

Moab sounds awesome.
And geographicly speaking, it's almost easier if I fly direct to Vancouver, then get across the border into the states from there I'm thinking :rolleyes:
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby scatter on Mon 26/Apr/10 8:36am

Be prepared to be grilled at the border if you do.
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby wgtngrl on Mon 26/Apr/10 8:39am

way_downsouth wrote:
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.

Totally - inland gets crazy hot (Kamloops 08: avg during race = 46, max 48; litres of fluid from start of race to next pee = 6; hrs before pee after race = 5 and not much came out!)

scatter wrote:Be prepared to be grilled at the border if you do.

Haha - yeah - that's an experience in both directions when your licence plates are from thousands of miles away.
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby scatter on Mon 26/Apr/10 8:44am

Him-with-whom-I-live can tell a story about flying into Vancouver one day, then driving down (in a car full of Kiwis) to Seattle the next.
US Border control were highly suspicious :lol:
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby Mr_Bob on Mon 26/Apr/10 9:18am

so..., after a couple of phone calls, Flying late june (borderline busy season, right before the NZ school holidays) I'm looking at $2600 (approx) for return airfares including transfers to Washington state, Flying Qantas and American airlines
Plus luggage allowance is 2x pieces under 23kgs, I'm allowed to have one of those as a bike box, but it has to be within:
L140cm
W 30cm
H 80cm
Not bad....
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby Jay1491 on Mon 26/Apr/10 10:27pm

Hey guys,
I'm heading over to Vancouver in October. I know its going into the winter at that stage but does any one know the outlook for jobs in outdoor/bike shops. Out of school that's the kind of place that Ive been working and would love for it to continue...Looking to stay for around a year, buy a bike and play. In the process of getting my citizenship too.
Any advice is welcome :)
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby wgtngrl on Tue 27/Apr/10 8:45am

Jay1491 wrote:Hey guys,
I'm heading over to Vancouver in October. I know its going into the winter at that stage but does any one know the outlook for jobs in outdoor/bike shops. Out of school that's the kind of place that Ive been working and would love for it to continue...Looking to stay for around a year, buy a bike and play. In the process of getting my citizenship too.
Any advice is welcome :)

Have a look at the mtbr.com forums - they have geographical sections - I've made some great contacts in the eastern canada forum, and there's a western canada one too.
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby Mr_Bob on Thu 13/May/10 1:33pm

Okay!! So I have 24 hours to come up with a schedule to go to the states! :o
Flying into San Fran is the cheapest option
Where to from there :paranoid:
Colorado, BC Canada, Moab...
I need some suggestions, and pretty soon too :D
Any advice appreciated!
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Thu 13/May/10 1:36pm

San Fran has all the manwhores you could possibly want, I'd stick to there.
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby YANKEEHOTELFOXTROT on Thu 13/May/10 1:48pm

The Four Corners is a good place to base yourself for trips to Moab, Fruita, Durango, Crested Butte, the La Sal Mtns, Flagstaff.
San Fran has great riding within just a few hours or less. Santa Cruz is just down the road. Downieville the other way. The list goes on and on.
The question you have to ask is : how heat tolerant am I?
Moab is amazingly hot in summer. Try this:
1. Turn on the oven
2. Let it warm up to 40 degrees.
3. Hop in with all of your kit on and pedal like mad.
The last time I was there was in June when it was 100F before noon. Accordingly, we started our rides at daybreak and tried to finish before 11:00. Then we hid in the shade like true desert dwellers.
Same in Fruita.
Stick to the high wooded mtns and you'll fare much better (i.e. Durango, La Sal Mtns east of Moab)
And then there's the rednecks of that region to deal with.
Or stick to San Fran...
My pick would be to stick to the west coast and get all of that in. It's hard to beat Northern Cali, Oregon, Washington, B.C.
If you're in Portland I can hook you up with some locals who'll show you round.
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby dbr18210 on Thu 13/May/10 1:56pm

If you can fit it in http://www.mtbikeoregon.com/ might be worth checking out. I have never been to the actual event but the trails around Oakridge are amazing - imagine intermediate grade Rotorua style tracks but much longer and more elevation drop.
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 13/May/10 2:00pm

I know nothing.
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Thu 13/May/10 2:16pm

You two should hook up for good times. :sly:
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby Bigfoot on Thu 13/May/10 3:27pm

I likely wont be anywhere publicly accessible :huh:
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Re: Tripping It To The States & Canada

Postby I-Love-My-Bike on Thu 13/May/10 4:29pm

Into San Fransisco and then go to Vegas! From there bootleg canyon!!!! That is where it is at!
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