Monthly Archives: July 2010
A great time was had by all. Nobody died (although there was one crash resulting in a broken leg). My bike ran fantastic but I did experience one issue that may or may not be something akin to vapor lock. Saw some old friends, made some new friends, ate a lot of good food, imbibed a few adult beverage, and just generally had a lot of fun. This will probably be the last trip for the Harley saddlebags and the orange tin, so I took a few more pictures than normal.
Here’s the plan. Leaving Wednesday morning. Arriving in Nelson Thursday afternoon or evening. Taking “the scenic route” (as if there’s a non-scenic route in the Kootenays).
I purchased the Track feature for my SPOT GPS Personal Tracker, so I don’t have to hit the ‘OK’ button to mark a waypoint on my Google Map (link in the side bar). The map above is the plan. Could change a bit. If I make good progress Wednesday I might jump over to Banff and/or Lake Louise. I’m planning on averaging 360mi per day. Easy on a super-slab. A little more taxing on two-lane twisties with lots of tourist on the road. May not make it all the way to Radium the first day. Probably take Friday ‘off’ in Nelson and do a day ride with the gang on Saturday. Home Sunday.