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 13

At the next stop, somewhere around Medora, North Dakota, we stopped to look at the landscape, as it was very similar to Drumheller in Alberta. There were wild bison here, although I didn’t see any. DId I mention I am a very lucky person? Just going back over these photos I feel like I won the lottery – it was such an awesome trip. I happened to glance down at Dave’s tire and...

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St. John’s to Vancouver and Back Part 9

Leaving Jasper was quite cold, and we got a bit nappish somewhere along the way – and pulled over into this little village in the middle of nowhere. I suggested going down a dirt track (had to get some offroad riding in) and Dave valiantly steered his fully-loaded bike down the path to the train tracks. Pulled out the old blue tarp and had a bit of a nap. I love how the clouds just hover...

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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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