(coordinated by Dan Bard)
Gambrill State Park - Near Frederick Maryland
The day dawned damp and foggy (in places). As we rode up the mountain side to the meeting point the fog set in. There waiting for me (Dan) Ray & Chet was Nick. Time was about 9:30 AM.
Above, we see Nick and Ray (the GS1100) chatting. Ray came down from Guelph Canada.
We had a good ride across Maryland, into West Virginia (through the Civil War park of Harpers Ferry) then a few more back roads into Virginia. There, we made our crossing on a rather low bridge across the Shenandoah River where Nick was waiting to snap a few photos. I'm sure Nick will share those with us once he has them developed.
The weather was dry, a bit cloudy now and then, but many bright blue spots. The average temperature was about 72 degrees, with a good breeze out of the northwest. All in all, a perfect day for a ride.
We ended up in Front Royal Virginia at the "Royal Dairy" for some lunch. It is one that is well known by GSEditor Dan and Nick, as they frequent the place when in the area.
In the photo from the left are: Jeff, Chet, Janet, Mark, Ray, Jay and Nick. Behind the camera, your trusty GSEditor Dan.
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GS Regional Ride - Canada
June 23, 2002
GSResources Editor Dan & spouse went out to the Canadian Rockies. They flew into Alberta and rented a Gold Wing. They promptly went south to USA to check out Glacier National Park in Montana. On the way back north to Canada, GSResources Reader and story contributor Colin Ford met them at the USA/Canadian crossing heading into British Columbia.
Below, are some photos of that event, and Colin lead Dan and spouse on a spirited ride in and around his part of Beautiful British Columbia. It may not have been an official rally, but hey, who cares.
Colin has his GS650L there to meet Dan & spouse at the Canadian Boarder.
Colin snaps a photo at the lunch break of the ride
Here we see Colin and Dan at the overlook for Columbia Lake. It is the source
of the Columbia River which empties into the Pacific Ocean in Oregon.
Thanks Colin for hosting your own GSRegional Ride.