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Kelowna

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 6:33 am
by Rich-lj
Wasn't sure where to put this, so opted for here...

We are moving from the UK to Kelowna (awaiting visa's at the mo) but we are going over to visit some friends there in September. While I'm there I would like to tag along and do some off roading if possible. Does anyone know if there is an off roading club in Kelowna, if so whats it called?

Also if there are any members here that live there it would be good to hear from you as I have a ton of questions :D

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 11:26 am
by Ruby
Lot's of offroad guys in Kelowna and area. I live only about 1.5 hours from there, very close. Try bc4x4 and crawlinbc.

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 12:38 pm
by Rich-lj
Thanks, I'll have a look and see if they have a website

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 1:46 pm
by Rick Friesen
My wife and I will moving to Kelowna at the end of summer. I'll be going to school there for three years. I'm hoping to have the LJ81 finished so I can take it there with me too.

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 4:18 pm
by Ruby
Rick Friesen wrote:My wife and I will moving to Kelowna at the end of summer. I'll be going to school there for three years. I'm hoping to have the LJ81 finished so I can take it there with me too.
UBC Okanagan? My wife went there for a year. Guess we'll have to have our own LJ meet around there. :cool:

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 5:17 pm
by Rick Friesen
I'll be at the Okanagan College for two years and then one at UBC Okanagan. Getting my B.Ed. with a trades and technology specialty (to start with anyway).

That'd be totally sweet to have a mini LJ meet while I was there!

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 9:08 pm
by Ruby
Roseanne did the 1 year teaching certificate program, back when it was OUC. She was saying there was a big demand for trades teachers.

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 7:15 am
by grantwt
I'm currently living in Vancouver, but my dad lives in Keremeos (1.5 hrs south of Kelowna) and I typically end up wheeling around there. We have kinda started an annual whipsaw run sometime in September or October, but we haven't set out dates yet (Whipsaw is a great trail near Princeton and kinda as this will only be our second annual). I'll try to keep you informed.

Grant Wright

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:18 pm
by Ruby
Since Moab is looking like a no go, we should try and do a mini meet in the fall.

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:23 pm
by stevec
Sorry to hear you won't make it to Moab.

If you do get a meet together, be sure to post it in the "meets" section.

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:13 pm
by tattoo
An LJ run in September sounds fun :cool: .
I'm in Coquitlam and picked up an LJ81 a couple months back - off BC4x4.com (theres another tricked out one 4sale now ).
Used it a few times and have big plans - only if I had the money :roll:
I have to get a trailer 1st
I'll keep watching for plans

Colin

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:24 pm
by Ruby
tattoo wrote:An LJ run in September sounds fun :cool: .
I'm in Coquitlam and picked up an LJ81 a couple months back - off BC4x4.com (theres another tricked out one 4sale now ).
Used it a few times and have big plans - only if I had the money :roll:
I have to get a trailer 1st
I'll keep watching for plans

Colin
Welcome Colin, let's see some pics! The tricked out one's owner is on here and it used to belong to me (way before all that work).

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:31 pm
by Rich-lj
A mini meet in Kelowna while I'm over there would be good if thats possibe? :D

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:27 pm
by Ruby
Rich-lj wrote:A mini meet in Kelowna while I'm over there would be good if thats possibe? :D
When in September will you be there?

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:03 pm
by Rick Friesen
I'm not sure what my schedule for September is yet, but I'm really hoping we can do a mini meet.

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:03 am
by Rich-lj
Ruby wrote:
Rich-lj wrote:A mini meet in Kelowna while I'm over there would be good if thats possibe? :D
When in September will you be there?

From 11 Sept - 24 Sept, but we are going to a wedding on the 19th I think

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:58 pm
by Ruby
Then maybe the weekend of the 12-13th will work. :cool:

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:43 pm
by Rich-lj
Not long now guys, do we have any other takes for a mini meet on this weekend? Would be good to meet up with a few of you and maybe gain a bit of local knowledge from you all before we move out there perminantly.

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:46 am
by Ruby
Will be here in no time. So far it looks like:

Aaron (that's me)
Rick
Grant
Colin (tattoo)

maybe's that live near:
Tyrel
zukster
Joof
Pidder

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:11 pm
by Rich-lj
Excellent, I'm looking forward to meeting you guys. You will have to let me know where we are going to meet and how to get there etc before I leave the UK because I won't have satnav over there.

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:45 pm
by Tyrel
i should be able to make it

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:10 am
by grantwt
Are we planning on doing some trails? Just so long as wherever we go we only need to be trailer legal, I'm sure that my dad will bring along his LJ based rock buggy.

Anyways, I have officially penciled in the 12-13 as LJ meet so we should finalize some plans as to when and where we are going.

Grant

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:40 pm
by Ruby
I propose all us "locals" try and come up with some areas to go. Trails would be mandatory I think. I'm not road legal, either is Tyrel so I think you will be safe. Suggestions?

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:32 pm
by woodchopper
Sept 12-13, with a stock LJ-81 I might be able to go one day. September is going to be crazy for work

Re: Kelowna

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:57 am
by Ruby
woodchopper wrote:Sept 12-13, with a stock LJ-81 I might be able to go one day. September is going to be crazy for work
Hey that would be great.