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    Re: Flying the bike - booked for Mid June for BC

    What if you flew to Calgary ,rode to Revelstoke,then on to Salmon arm

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    Re: Flying the bike - booked for Mid June for BC

    Same cost Calgary or Vancouver and I know the Vancouver arrangement.

    Trucking rates are up ...both places I tried were more expensive than flying and the bike ended in Abbottsford which added complications.

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    Re: Flying the bike - booked for Mid June for BC

    Mac maybe give these guys a try.
    https://jrhall.ca/

    I think adding in the cost of fuel and such is important when dealing with a trip of this magnitude.
    Theres Gas Food and lodging and then the days to get there vs flight or truck for bike and flight for person.
    The biggest thing is the days to get there.
    Some of us only have a limited time for holidays and the 4 or 5 days just to get there can prove to be very valuable.
    if it were me i would truck bike and fly out but that's just me
    I've done that ride 5 times and trailer once and flew and to me that's the way to go.

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    Re: Flying the bike - booked for Mid June for BC

    I would too but when truck is the same price as flying ..makes no sense to be without the bike for a week and have to get to Abbotsford.

    WIth my kid it was his need to get back in 3 weeks. I don't have that limitation riding both directions does not appeal. I may change my mind.

    Thanks for the reference.

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    Re: Flying the bike - booked for Mid June for BC

    Okay given up on trucking - same price as flying and as much or more money and way more awkward.
    ....thinking I might ride.

    https://goo.gl/maps/LiV1fT6rWZN2

    4,380 km door to door via fastest/slab ...averg 876 km per day. Not bad in June with the long days and that includes Chief Joseph Pass.

    4 nights $60,
    $240

    5 days fuel $50 ( $2.50 US per Gal 5 gal tank 300 km )
    $250

    5 days food $20.
    $100

    Thinking I leave Saturday June 9th - puts in Wednesday evening the 13th at earliest to Salmon Arm.
    Booking is for 15th ....so might need another night or two BUT I want the ability to either wander a bit once I get to Missoula or take a rest day or drop average to 720 km which I know I can handle tho adds a day.

    An extra day or two of food and lodging in pretty riding areas Glacier etc not really an issue and I do want to catch the Badlands this time and Chief Joseph Pass which would add a couple hundred KM

    This also leaves me bad weather adjustment for leaving. Might just be a plan.

    Then for sure would come back via Canada. 3780 km shortest through Canada but under Lake Superior. If I take 5 days thats 750 km a day. Bit more expense on food lodging and gas but I was expecting this anyways.

    My alternative was fly or do the US route outbound and always the Cdn route home BUT
    this also allows for weather to reverse it. Cdn out and US back.

    Now to get the bike serviced and some bloody local riding in grrrrr. Forks on Sat for sure....I bet it will be jammed.

    New tires and new stator are good things to start with already done and the Shorai battery has it starting even today like it has never done before.
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    Re: Flying the bike - booked for Mid June for BC

    If you want to take a slightly different route on the way west take 90 vs 94 and then in Sheridan WY take 14 or 14A (I did 14) across the bighorn mountain pass and into Yellowstone NP. That stretch of road was one of the most memorable stretches of road I've ever experienced in the entirety of the USA that I've travelled.

    You can then skip through Yellowstone, get the obligatory photo at Old Faithful, head out the west gate (@ West Yellowstone) and take 287 back up to the interstate again.

    Yeah, it'll add some time without question, but you won't regret it.
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    Re: Flying the bike - booked for Mid June for BC

    I've done Yellowstone a couple times already but missed Chief Joseph thanks to being brain dead on the GPS app and nattering with my kid on the SENA - we'd had a brutally hot ride through Yellowstone on Father's Day then lots of fun on Beartooth ...just got stupid heading east.

    ....once I get in the area I'll play it by ear depending on energy and weather. Appreciate the feedback

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    Re: Flying the bike - booked for Mid June for BC

    Mac just throwing this out there but don't be surprised if Going-to-the-Sun Road is closed.
    Sometime parts of it don't completely open till late June.





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