Looks like my trip is a go.
I'm leaving on Aug 6th for Alberta / BC and coming back around the 27th.
Gonna book the ferry tomorrow.
I'll try to do a ride report
My stayovers going out will be SSM - Dryden - Moose Jaw - Castlegar BC
Unless you are really into boats... skip the ferry. $40 and adds 3+hours to your trip.
I reccomend the Ambassador Motel in SSM... 'Been there several times.
I'm leaving for Vancouver on the 3rd or 4th myself
Probably go Wawa, Emo, Grenfell, Pincher Creek Penticton, Vancouver
Shane I just did an oil change at work using a crane witch is a brilliant idea btw so I'm ok to take off.Good to see all these trips out to the Rockies.
I think I will now go mid August for 3 weeks since work is quite flexible. I can’t wait!
Where are people getting their oil changes done? I figure I will do one just before I leave, will need to do another one near Prince George before going through Prince Rupert and down to Vancouver. Then will do another one in southern Alberta on my way home after riding around the island and the Rockies for a bit.
I’m also optimistic that one new Road 5 rear tire will last the whole trip, which seems it will be around 15k.
if you're unable to get anything there kileyI was hoping to spend 3 nights in Lilloet exploring
this place looks perfectif you're unable to get anything there kiley
town of Cache Creek, east end of 99
I've stayed at this place a few times
clean, affordable, kitchenettes, groceries across the street
guest BBQ, safe for bikes, good owners, ideal spot for a bike tour
I see.... Yes.Leaving from Kitchener and hating the 400 I thought it best to take the ferry...plus I like how it breaks up the ride.
Ambassador Motel is at 1275 Great Northern Road.I was planning on staying at Holiday Motel as it right beside an Italian place but thanks for the Ambassador recommendation....I'll have a look into it.
From my place on the east side of the GTA the mileage is about the same, and yes, it does add a few hours (basically the actual sailing time) to the trip, but it's down time that you can sit and relax which has merit. And for those coming back the same way, well, it does avoid doing the same boring (in spots) stretches of road twice.Unless you are really into boats... skip the ferry. $40 and adds 3+hours to your trip.
It's been my experience that if you show up to a powersports place and explain that you're on an epic trip and are from out of province (with the licence plate to prove it) and then grovel to the service manager a little....they will squeeze you in. Or, alternately, just make an appointment somewhere at one of your planned stops.Where are people getting their oil changes done?
Unless you have a Vstar 1100. Then you have to take half the bike apart to change the oil.For those without facilities...
Once you source your oil/filter
Dollar store receptacle to catch old oil.
(Socket/wrench should be in your tool kit)
Change oil in a Canadian tire parking lot and leave waste oil (in a sealed container)outside their shop door.
They'll deal with it.