My buddy Jack and I were supposed to ride Going-to-the-Sun last May, but he had some churchy thing that came up so we postponed it indefinitely. August rolled around and we decided to try again over the Labour Day long weekend. The plan was to meet in Osoyoos, BC (since he lived in Kelowna and I'm in Victoria) and head east along the Crowsnest Highway, then down to St Mary MT and back west from there. The Players: Jack, (who isn't a member here, so I can talk shit about him ) has been riding for 3 years and has a Yamaha Road Star Silverado. It's a shiny cruisery bike with cruisery studded leather saddlebags and a cruisery gas tank that's good for exactly 235 km (146 miles). Jack had never done an overnight bike trip before, but had good highway gear and wasn't one of those cruiser dough-heads who wear a skid lid and a sneering disdain for the laws of physics. I've been riding street bikes since '84 and for this trip was on a Honda ST1300. It was my first overnight on this bike and I was looking at the ride as a shakedown cruise before I drive it to Arizona next month. The Bikes: (any closer and you'd see the bug splat all over 'em) .