Day 4 – Montney BC to Liard Hot Springs YT Tuesday, June 18 - 399 miles – 64F Rain We departed at 9:30am under sunny, clear skies. It started raining about 60 minutes later. The rain did not let up until 10 miles from Liard Hot Springs. We stopped at Boston Pizza in Fort Nelson to dry out, warm up, enjoy lunch, and escape the weather shitshow going on outside. I met Kim from Calgary filling up his R9T at the gas station next door and invited him to join us for lunch which he did. Kim elected to get a room for the night instead of pushing on to his destination. We mounted up for four more hours of riding in the rain to Liard Hot Springs. It was in this stretch of riding that Rick discovered a problem: The steel sidestand he had installed on the AT was slightly too long making the bike stand up too straight unless deployed on a leftside downslope. This, coupled with the damage to his pectoral muscle, made it difficult for him to dismount the AT safely without the bike falling over. When he could find a suitable slope, I steadied the AT while he dismounted.