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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:23 am    Post subject: Syncros at BC Overland Rally Reply with quote

This past weekend some Vanagons came out for the first BC Overland Rally at Hemlock Valley.
http://bcoverlandrally.com/
These events are geared to the overlanding crowd who mostly own Land Rovers, Jeeps, Toyotas etc. and the event features a range of presentations, demos and skills classes from wine tasting to trail welding. There are vendors showing off their camping and overlanding gear and this year there was even a Vanagon-specific company that makes custom bumpers and offers other gear for any vehicle.
http://allterrainoverland.com/
The organizers were nice enough to have a Syncro-only hour on the technical course and had three professional off-road drivers to spot, offer tips and guide us through the course, which was over preexisting roads and trails on the ski hill.
I think we really benefited from this time with the pros and they seemed pretty impressed with the capabilities of our hotels on wheels! Cool

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: Syncros at BC Overland Rally Reply with quote

Man, I wish I could have made it up there, but...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: Syncros at BC Overland Rally Reply with quote

Christopher Schimke wrote:
Man, I wish I could have made it up there, but...


Kind of ironic that happened while almost directly above the Washington Overland Rally! Wink

Hope you're on the road soon!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: Syncros at BC Overland Rally Reply with quote

Ouch .. that sucks, Christopher.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncros at BC Overland Rally Reply with quote

Christopher Schimke wrote:
Man, I wish I could have made it up there, but...
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Mmm, bummer!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncros at BC Overland Rally Reply with quote

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Looks like he is trying to push me over Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Syncros at BC Overland Rally Reply with quote

That was a pretty awesome chance to try some terrain that was a bit gnarlier than I've dared before, kudos to the organizers!
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