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    Default Trip through BC

    We had an non-essential travel ban here i BC until June 15th....I got my second vaccine back in May so I decided to go ahead...apparently it's ok to travel in BC as long as you are from another province...lol
    I planned the trip back in January and we had originally 18 guys that went down to 12 because some were not comfortable travelling...
    Anyway I decided to leave a week early on my own and meet the guys later....week on the road by myself..so nice.

    I took the 7am ferry and my wife got up to take this pic at 6am...first big ride since my accident and on my new GSXS1000F


    New Givi bags worked great. And of course I had a new helmet painted to match my bike lol



    Day one I rode to Osoyoos BC...it's our version of a desert...it was 37 (100) degrees but I had a pool...stayed there for two nights and did a day ride the next day...





    Outside my hotel



    And of course a trip for me wouldn't be complete without to getting a performance award certificate...lol
    The guy was super nice and totally interested in my bike and the upgrades...asked lots of questions...we talked about his boat etc...30 min he says I have to give you a ticket....I was doing 127 in a 100 and he said "I will give you the minimum....$138 and 3 points...I asked for a warning and he said "can't do that"....then he said..."I suppose if I asked you for proof of insurance, you wouldn't be able to provide that"?...I said...sure "it's under my seat"...he says "I suppose if I asked you for proof of insurance, you wouldn't be able to provide that"?....lol...I said "oh no I can't"....he wrote me a ticket for no papers...$81 and no points...$56 if I pay it in 30 days.
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    We have some amazing roads in BC
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    Copper Mine

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    You will notice a theme of very little traffic....covid lock downs aren't so bad..lol


    Checked out a dirt road I have always wanted to see...glad I did

    Took another ferry over to stay with a buddy in Revelstoke



    My buddy just put the finishing touches on his awesome Bandit


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    Then in my second week I made my way back to Merritt to meet my buddies


    Took them on the dirt road after I knew it was a good road..



    Our must stop place The Empty Kep Brew pub They remembered us from last year and asked us to sing another song like we did..lol

    Our waitress was amazing...I had gotten to know her because I was there a few nights prior...she was so positive and knew what we all had from the night before...we come to find out she lost her house to an electrical fire 3 days before...and a single mom....insurance out her in a motel....we did a little impromptu fundraiser and scraped together a few hundred dollars for her...she was moved to tears as we were...the stuff that happens on the road can be such a blessing.
    On to Nakusp

    And another Ferry


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    Then our final night as a big group was in one of my favorite places to stay...Toad Rock Motorcycle campground...with cabins





    The gang left for home and me and a buddy spent a few more days on the road...

    Home sweet home...my wife was being cheeky parking her passport in my spot...lol

    14 days on the road and 3908kms covered. Loving my new bike!

    Oh and my hip held up not too bad...

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    Great Story and pics, Trevor. Thanks for sharing. Love the Cop/ticket story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich82GS750TZ View Post
    Great Story and pics, Trevor. Thanks for sharing. Love the Cop/ticket story.
    Lol...thanks Rich...had a great time..it was great to realize I have not lost my love for riding since the accident.
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    Excellent write-up, Trevor.
    ---- Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimly View Post
    Excellent write-up, Trevor.
    Thanks Dave
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    We had some fun with our Harley guy too...lol



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