D2D 2017 - an epic motorcycle adventure

Discussion in 'Americas' started by soberjoe, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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  2. theshnizzle

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    Could anything be more Canadian? ! Setting up my "gps" on a Tim Horton bag..... 20170602_071651.jpg
  3. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    I'm thinking of riding 3 from Coalhurst to the AB 940 and heading north into Banff. It looks twisty


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  4. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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  5. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    I finally got onto some gravel today - smiling from ear to ear for over 100 kilometres - left the 3 at Coleman and rode the 940 (40) Forest Trunk Road. Saw an elk, about 8 deer and loads of prairie dogs [​IMG]
    Camping in Canmore tonight
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  6. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Looks like nice riding weather. What are the day and night temps.

  7. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    The temps are cool in the am/pm. I'm sleeping wearing my down jacket. I would say that I am wearing all my t shirts but I only brought 2 . Lol. Had some good sporting fun on 31A. Took the kootenay bay ferry and was speaking to a fella who was going to toad rock campground.

    I thought I would check it out. I rolled in.....and rolled out. Not really my bag, I think. The crusty biker dude said that there was some sort of shindig going on there this weekend,with a big draw,to win a bike, I think, a dinner and ALL THE BEER YOU CAN DRINK!!!!

    He seemed fairly excited about the third prize...lol. There seemed to be a lot of black leather and studs in camp so...I moved on. I'm in kaslo now and I think I want to retire here. A cool funky town. I'm having my tea looking at the snow capped mountains and kootenay bay.

    It's so nice and I'm so tired from only five days( oy, how I have aged since my last ride up!!) I may just park myself here today. Had a couple long days, 1000 kilometres day one and 1100 kilometres day....whatever...I didn't ever realize yesterday was Friday.
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  8. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    My current campsite.
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  9. theshnizzle

    theshnizzle Long timer

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    20170602_142849.jpg Crusty biker......

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  10. theshnizzle

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    That guys bike took about 15 to 20 kicks to get it started to roll off the ferry. there were wires and a down low hand shifter, and some other spinning thing that he said you had to be careful when riding. Gadzooks!

    I hope he wins the new bike this weekend. :D
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  11. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    It was hovering in the mid and low 20's all day; down to 3 degrees last night. Great weather for riding and for sleeping


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  12. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    Hahaha - you meet all the cool people.
    I almost met an elk. But that's another story.


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  13. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    A couple more pics[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  14. 123craig

    123craig Adventurer

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    Alas - I won't make D2D this year; though will probably pass most of you on the roads anyway - as I still plan to be in Alaska in July sometime.

    Enjoy, everyone - keep the rubber side down! : )
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  15. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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  16. Marcham

    Marcham Been here awhile

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    I'm guessing it's the Kaslo Muni campsite?

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  17. Old_Lion

    Old_Lion Crotchety Biker

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    Looks like the site behind the sign.

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  18. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    Yes, that's where theshnizzle was camped for the night.


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  19. soberjoe

    soberjoe Been here awhile

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    We reconnected in Lake Louise on Saturday and camped in Lake Louise campground. The setting is idyllic but you definitely need to be cautious

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  20. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Could you have used the pedestrian gate on the right..