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(Roadworks! With warning signs for miles before you actually hit them...what a travesty!)
Above, approaching Fauquier - which coincidentally echo our feelings towards the Merc driver...
The lake is a similar size to Baynes Sound near Denman Island.
|Preferential treatment to motorcyclists - first off, not an official policy but this guy was great, much to Mr Mercedes' chagrin. After us, he was the second vehicle, but the first Fauquier, off.|
|Above: Info stop about the Ospreys...|
|Breakfast after a few hours riding. Typical lone Beemer rider didn't deign to converse with us mere mortals on a Suzuki. Funny, we saw him later in the States and he waved, perhaps the boxer was blurring his vision and he thought we were on a GS650?|
|Nakusp is a beautiful little town, well cared for and upbeat.|
5 New Denver: - This is the start of one of the best rides in BC, but before that, some food.
6 Sandon: A side trip to an ex silver mining ghost town with trolley buses, trains, and a dirt road...It's a few clicks down a dirt road, but even 2 up, the VStrom was great.
6 to 8: New Denver to Kaslo - the best road I've ridden in BC (DH5?!). DH1 is said to be the Whistler to Lillooet road. Nope. This IS it. It is mind blowing. Curve after curve after vista after curve, you can see why this is closed periodically in Winter. And with New Denver at one end and Kaslo at the other, this is motorcycling nirvana. Hyperbole? Not a bit. Ride it. You'll see. Pics and Vid below. The vid is 8 minutes long. I cut a lot out... Traffic is light, the road surface is pretty good.
Ahh, the ride...Told you...
9 Nelson. What can I say? I was disappointed. So many people had told me how "beautiful" this town was that when we got there, it just didn't hold a candle to our expectations. New Denver, Kaslo, Nakusp...they were beautiful. Nelson...nice setting, great weather, lovely lake, grand view from the bridge on the way in. Worth seeing, but hopefully I brought your expectations down so you'll appreciate it more?!
New Denver to Nelson segment of the track is available here.
Next: Phase Three: Nelson to Omak (WA).