So far, Ruby has carried us (Ed, Cathryn and Axle) over 3,200 miles…that’s about 5,000 Kanadian miles, from Windsor, Ontario, to Surrey, British Columbia. She’s resting in the garage as I write this, but has an appointment at the hawg dealership tomorrow, for a new front tire, oil change, and minor damage repair from a hitting a bad pot hole somewhere out there. Yes, Tim, the Harley made it all the way across the country…just follow my oil slick.
Although it’s been nice to get off the bike for a few days, we’ll be back on her soon enough, heading to Seattle next, to visit an old friend. We’ve had a mixed bag of weather, but none of it bad enough to stop us. A couple of close lightening strikes did give me pause.
Although we found some great riding in South Dakota, the best route so far has been along B.C. Highway 3 West, which is mostly a two lane highway, through the entire width of the Rocky Mountains. For you other bikers to understand, imagine the Dragon’s Tail times 25, on steroids.
Add small towns, giant logging trucks, dozens of deer, and even a lynx; the mountain roads are loaded with scenery and driving challenges.
We short-changed ourselves in Kewlona and didn’t have time to see more than the Mission Hill winery, so we spent today touring some wineries and a cidery, in Langley, just outside of Surrey, and about 10 k’s from the U.S. border.
Granville Island was a highlight in Vancouver. It’s amazing how they re-vitalized a rotting old industrial area. The Brewery was a perfect lunch stop.