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  • bctrout
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    Out of curiosity I looked in to see if anything was being done to rebuild my favorite road stretch. To my surprise the Province has stepped up big time and reconstruction is well under way. I'm glad for the locals up there that rely on Hwy 8 for home site access. However, I do anticipate that the new construction will smooth out all the twists that made the old road my favorite to go to.

    https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/t...ects-highway-8
    Last edited by bctrout; 05-25-2022, 12:57 PM.

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  • spedxprt
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    Originally posted by bctrout View Post
    On a rather selfish note - Hwy 8 is gone. One of the best stretches of road in BC, you could easily chew off a 1/4 “ from a softer compound tire inside of 30 min on one of the most enjoyable roads I new of.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BradleyFr...050795520?s=20
    Sorry to hear of all the flooding. I think we road Hwy 8 out of Merritt through Spences Bridge together. You are welcome any time in Arizona to ride, Gordon.

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  • Stevo555
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    What a year it's been in BC , it burns all Summer when you want rain , then it seems have saved it all up and dumped it at once .

    Looking forward to heading South early and often in 2022 .

    Gord , hwy 97c from Merritt to Ashcroft is not a bad second choice . A few extra miles in your loop !
    Crazy devastation though . I don't see the Coquihalla opening for 9 months or more !

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  • bctrout
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    Originally posted by gregness View Post
    Well that sucks! Sorry to hear of your disaster up there... you just have to come down here to ride next season...
    Darn tooting, I’ll be down as soon as both governments drop the COVID test results requirements. Seriously, being double vaccinated is not enough?

    I have more masks than all the mittens and gloves I’ve ever owned. We can go to most any venue with our double Vac bar code for scanning to gain access to eat drink and enjoy entertainment but still have to wear a mask as we go in and are escorted to our seat. Then we can un-mask to drink and be merry but if you got to go, put on your mask to Pee. I get the rules but sometimes they go beyond science and logic.

    The US boarder towns are dying without Canuck buck tourism and trade as we typically contribute a big part of their income. We just want to come spend money and party. Since when has the US been not willing to take in money. It’s a boarder trap that getting tired. We’re actually thinking of going north to play in what’s generally not that cold anymore. Might be tricky to find hard packed snow to easily build a shelter. I got cabin fever & need out!

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  • CrazyTrain
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    Glad you're ok and able to post!

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  • gregness
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    Well that sucks! Sorry to hear of your disaster up there... you just have to come down here to ride next season...

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  • NATURALBORNKILLAR
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    ok

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  • bctrout
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    On a rather selfish note - Hwy 8 is gone. One of the best stretches of road in BC, you could easily chew off a 1/4 “ from a softer compound tire inside of 30 min on one of the most enjoyable roads I new of.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BradleyFr...050795520?s=20

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  • bctrout
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    Missing Spoke - BC Hwy 8

    SW BC was well swatted earlier this week and many are just figuring out what to do next. After many weeks of rain, it came on more and until we hit a 100 year event. Countless mud slides, massive multiple region flooding, loss of lives, evacuated and cut off towns, numerous road sections out, loss and disruption of infrastructure, shortages, and agricultural hardships.
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