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Riding the Kootenays

Wow! And we thought yesterday was good. Now that we’re back in B.C. the rides just keep getting better. We were told that the Kootenays offered some of the best riding in the Province but I don’t think either of us was prepared for this. 

NMBL and I had the usual casual morning consisting of breakfast, coffee, and a leisurely tear down of our camp. We packed up the bikes and hit the road for another day of fun but relaxed riding. It was that and more! 

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Fossils and Rides – A Day in Drumheller

We like natural history. We also like riding our motorcycles. Today we put the two together.

We’re in Drumheller, Alberta. It’s where you want to be for anything dinosaur in Canada. Drumheller is home to the world famous Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, a treasure trove of dinosaur fossils from the area. As I write I are am sitting on top of one of the largest fossil deposits in the world. That’s not hyperbole. Dinosaur fossils are pulled from the ground around here almost daily. The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a natural offshoot of that embarrassment of riches.

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May Long Weekend – Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast: Part 2

Sunday morning we got up early, had breakfast, struck camp, and made the 5 minute ride to the ferry. We knew it wasn’t going to be a long day of riding since the ferry from Courtenay to Powell River would take up a chunk of the morning and we wanted to camp on Okeover Inlet, just across the peninsula from Lund. Plus we really didn’t want to be in a rush on this trip as it was all about enjoying the scenery. And that scenery was spectacular! The ferry trip alone was beautiful but what really made it was the Sunshine Coast Highway ride. Continue reading “May Long Weekend – Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast: Part 2”

May Long Weekend – Vancouver Island & The Sunshine Coast: Part 1

May 28, 2016, DES reporting.

N and I had an amazing trip on the Victoria Day long weekend this year. We decided to take four days and meander our way up Vancouver Island from Victoria to Courtenay and then down the Sunshine Coast from Lund back home in Vancouver. This was way more time than we needed but we wanted to have a relaxing trip, free of any deadlines or stress. It was definitely relaxing and stress free. We left Friday morning in time to catch the 9am ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island. It’s a good thing we’re on Continue reading “May Long Weekend – Vancouver Island & The Sunshine Coast: Part 1”

Pac Northwest Day 4: Homeward Bound

March 28, 2016, DES reporting.

We woke up to ice on our bikes and tarps. Woke up might be the wrong turn of phrase. The cold kept both of us from actually having a good sleep. Fortunately neither of us was damp from the rain/ice as that would have made things worse. Being in a hammock was great but I was having issues with my under-quilt in particular and my feet were freezing as a result, even with wool socks and my good sleeping bag. Continue reading “Pac Northwest Day 4: Homeward Bound”

Pac Northwest Day 2: The Whoops and the Wee

26 March 2016, DES reporting.

So, the hammock camping advice out there in the interwebs tells you all about making sure you don’t hang too taut. But, I haven’t seen anything about hanging too loose. Nada. Nothing. My advice: don’t do it.

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