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Old 07-26-08, 12:52 AM
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jasper to vancouver?!

Hello everybody. Im in Edmonton at the moment but am thinking of going to Jasper the beginning of September and from there cycling to Vancouver. I think this sounds like an awesome idea, and am willing to go solo with a hammock tent and enthusiasm, but think the whole adventure may be made way cooler with an adventurist companion or two. Does this sound like an exciting idea to anyone from around here?
I am 27, female, and have experience riding, racing and up to two days touring only (Nova Scotia) but think that the 800km could comfortably be ridden in 10 days with considerations to weather and -so I've read- many hill climbs. well, would love to hear more from those who've done it, or those who have considered it, and especially from those who might think about givin er a go this Sept ... !
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Old 07-28-08, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by kristina View Post
...Jasper the beginning of September and from there cycling to Vancouver.... I think this sounds like an awesome idea.
Yes, it does sound like fun.

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I am 27, female

I knew this thread was a troll.
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Old 08-04-08, 04:20 AM
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Hello Snow_canuck .... whatcha mean by a troll ... ?
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he means this
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Old 08-11-08, 02:39 AM
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An Internet troll is someone who posts controversial and usually irrelevant or off-topic messages in an online community, with the intention of baiting other users into an emotional response or to generally disrupt normal on-topic discussion......

Gosh! I was serious about the post! thats crazy ...
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Old 08-13-08, 03:58 PM
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Yeah, troll is also an often abused label here on the BF.

How's the trip planning coming? I actually just drove the route and i gotta say, the Coquihalla does not look like fun. Real mix of traffic and movng way different speeds and poor shoulders. I did see cyclists on it, but I don't think i'd want to do it myself, and i'm a fairly experienced highway cyclist. Which route were you planning on taking?
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Old 08-14-08, 10:43 PM
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It strikes me as odd that you post your age and the fact that you are female, on an internet forum. If your post is genuine then fine. But it reads like a troll. I hope no freak tries to "cycle" with you. This is the internet, be safe.

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Old 08-14-08, 10:45 PM
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Don't want to have to read on CBC's website about a female cyclist that got in to trouble with her cycling companion in the middle of nowhere. Be safe, please.
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Old 08-18-08, 03:05 AM
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Your right, thanks for the concern. I had not thought too much about that. But after talking to more folks here have been better directed to avenues where I can find good people to ride with. I put down age/gender with expereince as I figured it created a picture of ability and probable daily pace. Will learn more caution, I appriciate your concern and will consider when using internet as an option in the future. How do I close this thread?
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Two (other) things to worry about:

1. Days are getting much shorter in September. Around Sept. 21st, there are 12 hours of daylight, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Since these are very busy highways to cycling in the dark, it means you'll have to deal with short cycling days.

2. You should be OK for daytime temperatures, but expect cool or downright cold nights.
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