(DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT GOOD AT REMEMBERING NAMES SO HEREBY MY APOLOGIES FOR NOT MENTIONING YOU)
My 1st ride report. Not much of riding, more like meeting with travelers from around the world. About 160 of them from Australia, Germany, Japan, England, Ireland, Alberta
As I was leaving home at 7:30AM on Wednesday the sun was 'ashining ;D ;D and heading to Rocky Mountain House only to meet an AlbertaDualSports rider with his wife on his way to GS (BMW) challenge. Had some coffee with them at the local Timmies. Thanks for the stickers.
Stopping at Moraine Lake (above Lake Louise), worth the ride even if among many cagers
Before the snow sheds on Hwy 1
Next stop was Golden, The Dualsporter advised to head to the Wolfsden (or such?) but I did not make that, instead rolled into the municipal campground. There I caught up with some Dutch tourists that were a bit lonely...? Good to speak a bit of the old mother tongue once again. Also gave them some advise as they were still going to be in Canada for a week.
Galena Bay ferry, loaded with HU meeting bikes.
Next day got up and made my way to the local MackPukes on Hwy 1, got some breakfast and lunch at the same time and headed out the door. Revelstoke here I come.
Japanese biker from Tokyo, on his way down south after been in Alaska - broke an expensive Hepco Becker case, hing snapped.
The meeting was at Nakusp, a beautiful area in the Selkirk mountains British Columbia, in between talks I made my way up (half) a forestry trunk road. Bolders were getting a fair size and my front tire was complaining. even though a good experience to try it.
People mostly arrived at thursday afternoon, one after another, many on KLRs and BMW GS1200. Also many on trusty V-Stroms.
registration after 2pm was well organized.
Camping was at a first come/first serve basis. Just pitch your tent wherever there is space, makes for interesting camping. With picnic tables thrown in for good measure for evening chatting and drinking
German Africa Twin - one of 2
If you want BIGGGG cases on your Strom ask this man from Idaho - home made and very easy to ride with according to rider.
many people from around the globe.
camping all over the campground, after the first day they had to go to the overflow camping.
admiring a nice bike.
have to get me one of those Kermit chairs, fold up next to nothing and quite comfy I might add.
people swapping ideas and stories, some more exaggerated than the other.
in the evenings we had supper together at the local Legion hall, moved there after they found out the seniors center would not hold 150 people for supper.
talks were very entertaining with many good shots of various parts of the world, parts that i will not see. (most likely..?)
In my wanderings around Nakusp found this picturesque house
Grant and Susan Johnson - founders of horizons Unlimited.
even at the evening's Show & Tell meeting 2 guys showed up, a bit late..excused as he is from Ireland.
a lot of good food and conversation... topics ranging from Peru, Deutschland, Bulgaria to the local road to New Denver.