Pre-trip St. John’s to Vancouver Motorcycle Ride

It is official. My work has granted me the month of July off to take a little trip across Canada. My father, Dave, and I were supposed to do a trip like this after he retired. Back in ’92 though, retirement seemed like forever, so In the meantime I decided to put on a backpack and take off to Australia for a “walk-about”. I eventually landed a cool job with the Queensland...

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St. John’s to Vancouver and Back Part 8

St. John’s to Vancouver and Back Part 8

After Drumheller, we decided to pick up some oil at a Walmart, and while we were there I picked up some panties and hair elastics, and toothpaste. The girl at the cash burst out laughing, and had a hard time keeping a straight face, she said “I am not even going to ask what you are doing with motor oil, panties and hair elastics, I know what the toothpaste is for!” We all had a good...

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St. John’s to Vancouver and Back Part 15

Made it across the border with no problems, and landed at my cousin’s place in Grand Bay, on a beautiful sunny day. The reflection in the mirror says it all. My cousin Angela cookin up a scoff. So, it is July 29 – and tomorrow I could go to the U2 concert, or head for the ferry and go to the Soiree. My cousin was going to the concert, but after a month of freedom and big skies, the...

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St. John’s to Vancouver and Back Part 10

The Story of Merritt, BC From the great Canadian Bike Rally web page. I was surfing around the web looking for cool things to see in BC, and I stumbled on this website for The Great Canadian Bik Rally. I added their facebook page, and noticed that they enroute to one of the places I wanted to go. They had logos like: BC Supermoto, BC Motorcycle drill team, Harley Owners group etc. and a...

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St. John’s to Vancouver and Back Part 14

Another great campsite at the Driftwood park, a couple hundred kms West of Ottawa, on the Ottawa river. Getting wood for the fire. And coffee. It was such a nice spot, I took lots of pictures. The weather was nice, but some thunder clouds were rolling on the horizon, so we used a tarp for extra protection, although it turned out it wasn’t necessary. It is the last site – nestled into...

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St. John’s to Vancouver and Back Part 11

Hidden treasure in Sprague, WA One of my favourite places of the trip was this little spot near Spokane Washington. We were motoring along at the time of the evening when we were keeping our eyes out for a camping spot. I saw this building from the road, so we took a detour onto a dir road to check it out. The light and the sky were amazing so wandered around for a bit. Dave Noticed this sign up...

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