RubiKon Adventures

Tales and travels of "GrizzLee", "Looksha Lori" & "Yukon Johann"


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Three Days, Two Wheels, One GrizzLee - Full Feature


An aborted multi-day expedition turned into a fantastic three day ride up north of the border in British Columbia. Hey, "make hay while the sunshine's" is how the saying goes. When riding back country, one always has to be prepared to adapt and change plans based upon conditions. Great ride along East Harrison Lake over remote mountain passes (all on gravel/logging roads) to Lillooet via the Texas Creek road. Then I take you on a journey over Hurley pass to an abandoned town flooded by the dams in the Bridge River Complex. All fun and very beautiful.

 

See Discussion on ADVRider here



Friday, March 9, 2018

Three Days, Two Wheels, One GrizzLee - Teaser Trailer

An aborted multi-day expedition turned into a fantastic three day ride up north of the border in British Columbia. Hey, "make hay while the sunshines" is how the saying goes. When riding back country, one always has to be prepared to adapt and change plans based upon conditions. Great ride along East Harrison Lake over remote mountain passes (all on gravel/logging roads) to Lillooet via the Texas Creek road. Then I take you on a journey over Hurley pass to an abandoned town flooded by the dams in the Bridge River Complex. All fun and very beautiful.

Full production coming soon.



Three Legged Horse

Picture of Lee Sr (my dad) on his 3 legged horse named Pepper. Accordign to my mum, he was about 20 years old at the time. Unfortunately, my dad passed away from cancer at age 36...

Always thought dad looked like Marshal Dillion form the TV Series Gunsmoke.



Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cariboo Moto Trek Adventure - Movie

British Columbia has some of the finest country on the planet. The Cariboo Gold Country is another example of the splendor that illustrates that indeed British Columbia is "SUPERNATURAL". Join me, GrizzLee and fellow riding buddy, Farmer John, as we tour this fantastic country on our bikes. This production spans over the course of two exploratory treks. Join us in discovering that adventure is never far away and so is the scenery that is pleasing to, not only the eyes, but the soul as well. Abandoned gold towns, scenic rivers, mountains, lakes and wildlife are frosting on the cake. As always, it's the journey; not the destination that makes it all worthwhile.

Thanks for Riding Along,
~GrizzLee

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Meet the New Girl

Meet Heidi. The newest girl in the ever growing stable of bikes found on the RubiKon Ranch

She's lean mean and sports all the latest bike tech including dynamic sports and enduro suspension modes, anti lock bracks, dynamic traction control, rain mode, enduro mode and enduro pro mode. She's a real sweety and a treat to ride.





Will Heidi replace my beloved Gretchen..


Only time will tell, but for the moment, Gretchen has the upper hand. She has a bigger fuel capacity, already fully farkled and most importantly... she has a nose for the north. She has been there so many times, all I have to do is hop on and she will lead the way. Fantastic bike.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

A Cariboo Back Country Moto Adventure (Trailer)

British Columbia has some of the finest country on the planet. The Caribou Gold Country is another example of the splendor that illustrates that indeed British Columbia is "SUPERNATURAL". Join me, GrizzLee, and my friend Farmer John as we tour this fantastic country on our bikes. Adventure is never far away and so is the scenery that is pleasing to, not only the eyes, but the soul as well. Abandoned gold towns, scenic rivers, mountains, lakes and wildlife are frosting on the cake. As always, it's the journey; not the destination that makes it all worthwhile.

Teaser Trailer

Before the B.C. summer fires started... We were lucky.

Full Production Coming soon.....

Last Ride of 2017... Maybe?

It's the end of September and the 2017 Riding Season is more than likely over for me. I type this up one handed as I am recovering from shoulder surgery. It has been a strange year indeed. We had massive amounts of rain fall followed by the 2nd driest summer on record in Washington State. The story doesn't end there. My second home, British Columbia, set the record for the worst fire season ever. Even now fires are still burning in parts of the Chilcotin country and will probably do so until November when the first heavy snows come. Idaho, Oregon an northern California saw extreme heat and massive fires as well. All-in-all, a horrible year for riding, hiking, canoeing and just about anything else to do with the outdoors in the PacNW.
It was unfortunate, as I acquired a new adventure touring bike early in the summer and got very little time to ride it. It didn't help the matter when I sold the cabin home and moved to a bigger spread a bit farther north. It was an extremely busy year moving and settling into a new home that along with unusually high heat this year made it very interesting and challenging.
Looksha Lori and I did manage a fantastic ride on some new routes before I had to hang up my helmet for the year.

The New Girl - Heidi - A 2017 R1200 GS Rallye whoopee

Lori Coming down the mountain in the dusk evening light

Mt Baker

Skagit river

Heidi and Mt Baker in the background

Skagit River from Finney Road, looking west

Skagit River from Finney Road, looking east


The happy couple in Walker Valley

Lori found some fall huckle berries to eat

Yummmm

Mountain ponds provide fodder for the camera




GrizzLee being himself

View from the saddle

A parking mishap

Samish Lookout

Heidi on some dirt

 Until Next time.....