New to the board -- hi!
Hello all! I was tipped to this site by a fellow rider when on the ferry to Vancouver Island, and I'm impressed with the amount of info available, it'll certainly make it easier to plan rides. I ride a 2006 Ducati Multistrada 620, and my husband rides a 2003 Vulcan 800.
We're also planning a cross-Canada ride from Vancouver to PEI and back, but we don't have a whole lot of time to do it; only a month, from August 17th to September 16th. We have two weddings to attend in Toronto and Montreal at the end of August and beginning of September, and decided that this would be the most fun way (and possibly cheaper?) way to get there.
But we've never toured before; neither of us have had our licences a year yet. We got our licences last July and promptly went and re-learned the meaning of defensive riding in Bangkok; after that, Vancouver traffic looked downright tame!
So, my question is this: We've got 9 days before the first wedding in Toronto. What's the most direct, semi-interesting way to get across the plains that doesn't involve the Trans-Canada? We'd like to wander a bit, but given a choice I'd rather spend my time on the east coast that wandering the plains.
My apologizes to anyone whom I might offend -- I'm not bashing the plains, I actually think they're beautiful, I just don't have the time on this trip to explore them fully.
I've read through some of the other cross-country touring posts -- any suggestions would be very welcome!