That's awesome. You don't meet too many riders in Canada and the USA who tour on small displacement bikes. While I'm a bit spoiled with big bikes today, I've done lots of long distance on 250's myself and never found it to be a problem. A few questions:Yeah it's a 250
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I love stories like that, it reminds me of my youth when I'd head out on an adventure not worried about anything, I'd just figure it out along the way. My first trip at 18 was 12000 km from Toronto to Vancouver to Tijuana then back home on Route 66.Excellent!
Nice pix! Hmm curious about the big arch bridge, mouse - truck. You camped for the trip.
15L Jerry can - I have one that will strap to my cargo rack, and I'll use my pillion seat for my luggage, etc. My VTX will usually go about 240-270KM before I have to hit reserve under normal conditions, barring an extreme headwind. Riding at the, uh, elevated speeds on the JBR I'm figuring probably 200KM per tank, so that 15L jerry can will give me another 200KM which gets me comfortably into the midway fuel station. If consumption on the first tank gets out of hand at the faster speeds (worst scenario would be extreme headwind plus the high speeds), just slowing down dramatically after the roadside fill-up from the jerry can is the plan - again, that will get me comfortably to the midway station.What are you doing for fuel ??
Probably motelling I think, yes - can't say I'm too excited about the prospect of camping in bear country, even though I know all the precautions (and I carry bear spray when camping in any questionable area), but regardless, leaning towards motels at this point barring problems getting accommodations reserved.I assume you will post up more details as it gets closer....might want to take along. Are you motelling?
I wanted to do the power dam last time and did not