In, the always lovely, September I rode out to British Columbia for my annual visits to Salmon Arm, Salt Spring, Mill Bay, Castlegar and places in between. Oh and I bought another Motorbike "Blue Demon."
Day 1 - Calgary to Salmon Arm. 600 km on Highway 1, mountains, rivers and sunshine. Staying at Pascal's and having dinner at Crown and Anchor. Good times. Thanks man.
|Let's go Stryker!|
|Entering the Mountains|
|Teardrop Trailer, kinda cool?|
|Back to BC|
|What a day|
|Wild cut through |
and runaway lane
|Three Valley Gap|
|Under the road to the Beach|
|Not too shabby|
Day 2,3,4 - All the way to Salt Spring Island and Johnny and Jessica's place. I absolutely love old Highway 1 after Kamloops! And normally I love a good ferry ride, but at the end of the day to get to Sydney then to Salt Spring it a less desirable late arrival.
|Highway 1, 20 km out of Kamloops|
|Wide open near Cache Creek|
Riding along the Thompson River, oh baby!
|Nice train tracks along the river|
|What a camp site|
|Fraser Valley, Rocks and Curves|
Fraser Valley on Highway 1 between Lytton and Hope Curves 6/7 Road 8 Traffic 3 View8.
In to Vancouver to take the ferry across first to Sydney, drive out, take a U-turn and come back in to head to Fulford Harbour. Then ride 20 min to destination.
|Highway 1 Bridge while on route 17.|
|Good to have a motorbike|
straight to the front.
|Lots of Bikes at $75 Bike/rider|
|Looking to Salt Spring|
|Mask rule for outside?|
|Steve Zissou taking photos of |
his lizard model
|"Take me to Church I'll worship like a dog..."|
Good Morning Salt Spring at John and Jessica's Organic "Bright Farms" which you can buy from at the famous Saturday markets in Ganges town.
Hike out for a cool refreshing swim. Not as desirable when the temperature was on the low side at 21 C.
|"Cold as Ice I know!"|
|Jigger and Cougar|
|Nice spot, Vesuvius Cafe|
A quick chilly dip!
Day 5 - With an opportunity to use a friends sail boat I cut my visit short one day and invited John and Jessica to join me for a sail in Maple Bay. Holy Crap! Thank you Vlado!!!
|San Juan 25|
San Juan 25 owned by Vlado in the marina and on the water sailing.
A little time on land in the Maple Bay area.
|Great bike parking|
|Shipyard restaurant and bar|
|You hear about painters|
setting up, but I rarely see it
|You own the house,|
but not the docks...
A little Vid tour of the Float community
|Catch ya later |
Day 6,7 - Arts and Craft Beer with Brian and Dallas in Mill Bay. Brian joined me on the San Juan 25 for an afternoon and then we took his new boat out for a rip the next day. A great stay with these friends from back in the Colt Old Days.
|Squirrel picnic table|
|Electrically burnt table|
|A pen for Brad from deer antler|
|Turn that S.O.B.|
|Ripping around with the new boat|
|Thanks Brian and Dallas|
Day 8,9 - 700 km to Castlegar from Mill Bay. One ferry, another slowdown on Highway 1 getting out of Vancouver and then amazing riding on Highway 3. A quick stop in Grand Forks to see the end of Game 7 between Colorado and Dallas at some Russian Resto "Omega". Then on to Luke and Jess's for a few family filled nights and of course a massive Chinese food dinner on the first night where the left overs last 3 days or more!
|What time is it...early!|
|Getting off the Island for the Long weekend|
|Ferries passing in the Morning|
Back to land, slowly East on highway 1 for a few hours in to some serious head wind. Then highway 3 into the desert of Osoyoos at 37 degrees!
|Another crash on hwy 1|
|Hope to Princeton, love it!|
|Passing a crew of young guys|
riding nostalgic bikes
|Quick stop at Omega to see|
Dallas win game 7
|Another great day on the rd|
|Incredible reflection in the water|
|Pretty, I always take a photo here around |
|37 degrees C!!!!|
At Casa Luke and Jess for a few relaxing days
|A cool $250 in Chinese food|
Luke had to have tempera
|Zenin wanting to eat like Brad|
|Zaxton showing us |
some serious gaming
|Jess's brother Paris ripping up the guitar|
|True so True!|
|Luke, Jess, Zayden, Gaby, Zaxton, Zenin|
|Worst fortune ever|
Day 10-12, Via Highway 33 C5/6,R7/8,T3,V6/7 and the backway to Chase off hwy 97 for 450km back Northwest to the Shuswaps, Anglemont for a visit with my old Boss and Friend Art and his son Ben. Get a little swimming, golfing and relaxing in at their cabin. The bonus to this side trip was avoiding a cold snap in the Eastern BC area. Swapped 9 deg C for 21 deg C.
|Coming back past |
|On to Highway 33|
|Looks like some fire damage|
New section of road near Big White ski resort on highway 33.
|On to the back way |
|Chase Falkland Road|
Chase Falkland Road where I saw a Black bear, but the little guy wouldn't hold for a photo.
|Anglemont golf course|
Good for drinking
|great view on hole 8, Anglemont|
Few photos from our round at Talking Rock which is a step up from Anglemont as you can see.
|Cart partner Benny|
Day 13 - All the way back 650 km to my house on a relatively nice day around 18 C. Another great trip which I always hesitate to do, especially this year, but so happy I did it.
|Leaving Shuswaps for another year|
|Well inside the Rockies again|
|Part of Roger's Pass|
|I'll take it out of the tip|
|Very focused Ryan sharpening |
my Iconic Graf's no longer in
business. Ryan's still in
business in his garage, haha.
|Chris, Jenny, Adam and Holly|
|Time for a shave?|
|Yes I have a mouth|
|Reservoir looking good|
|Little outdoor band practice|
|What more do you need? 24 of AGD|
and the Whiskey Bible winner for 2020
made right here in Calgary!
|Garage is getting full|
Stryker meet Demon
|How did Dillon even ride this moto?|
Met him in Red Deer, the halfway point.
|This is fun!|
|OMG Korean chicken!!|
|Colt catch up with Simon |
on the links
|Amazing on Suncatcher|
Super Memories! The boys and me on my 16th birthday dressed for outdoor drinking at a near by park in December... -15C I believe it was. And then an end of the year photo for grade 11 or in our case I think only Mike was finishing Grade 11 on pace to complete high school in 3 years.
|Ben, Mike, Damian, Tyler, Bubba|
|Add Darren in to the mix|