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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Jamie Z, Nov 29, 2020.
Maybe find a travel agency and ask there? Or the Bellingham airport?
[paste:font size="5"]Bellingham International Airport, Parking Lot A in Bellingham, WA. You must make an appointment to be tested at this site.
Testing here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/E...76409f68bbee6!8m2!3d48.7941442!4d-122.5298502
I think the phone number is: 360/778-6075
The site doesn't mention turn around time.
A Bellingham friend suggested going to:
She also sent:
COVID-19 Testing | Whatcom County, WA - Official Website
Register for an Appointment. For individuals with symptoms or exposure to confirmed cases ONLY, you can make an appointment in two ways:. Online at TestDirectly.com.Use the TestDirectly How-To (PDF) for a user guide. (Also available in Spanish and Russian).; By phone at 360-778-6075: this number is ONLY for individuals with symptoms or exposure to confirmed cases.
Airport it was! Got tested again; they claim 24-hour turnaround.
So hopefully either Walgreens or TestDirectly will come through.
I see you shaved.
I grew facial hair when I was young to look older, and shaved it off years later to look younger
It works for you also
Jaime just great stuff!!
The Zebras were on a ranch in this area.
I was riding south on Mattole road in 2017 when I just spotted them off in the field, I had no idea they were there it was just a lucky occurrence I saw them. I googled searched about them when I got home and found out that some asshole had shot and killed one a couple of months before I came through.
Go online ASAP, there are lots of clinics with immediate results.
I’ll be in Bellingham tomorrow, jumping on the ship to Skagway Wednesday, The clinic in Skagway will give me the (written) results immediately so I’m planning to be in Whitehorse that night.
Smoke in BC is awful, just like my last two days riding the 5 in CA and OR ‘cause I’m just slabbing to my ship Wednesday night.
I’m be leaving my GS in Anchorage in two plus weeks and storing it ($75/mo) there until the spring—I will NOT be slabbing it home to Palm Desert!
Great RR Jamie!
If I can take a moment to be serious, I think most people vastly underestimate the amount of work and time it takes to put together a really interesting ride report (I've certainly failed at that enough times to have some idea...). Trying to keep one up on a nearly "live" basis for an extended period of time is even more work and one ends up devoting a lot of trip time to working on the report. I know we're all enjoying this already, but now it's on each of us to enjoy it just a little more
Because of an incompatibility between our OP's schedule to reach Canada and when I had to be at work, I didn't think I was going to get to meet Jamie this time. Fortunately a quick call to Revzilla requesting they "misplace" his tires for a few days paid off, and Laura found this guy wandering our driveway just after I got home from Portland. She brought him in for some dinner, and after he had a bit of a chat with our boy he got to work on his report.
Here he is at 1am - seriously.
And here is eight hours later (also seriously). I spent most of that time sleeping. He says he did too, but there were no witnesses.
He did a little work on the bike,
We did a little drinking* and route planning,
*Jamie seems like an ok guy, but he turned down my best tequila, so...
We looked at some water,
took some selfies to put on the Instagrams,
remembered to put safety first,
and contemplated the architectural diversity of Seattle's post-war skyline.
I was lucky (pushy) enough to get invited (invite myself) to the Ram tour, after which I got Jamie to add a sticker to the GS,
and then he was gone.
Assuming you get across the border ok and head east on Canada Highway 3, a great place to stay for not much is the motorcycle-friendly Sal-Crest motel on the edge of Salmo, B.C., which is a spit n' a chew east of Castlegar. Run by a very nice young couple, there's a concrete pad on the lawn with a hose bib, curled hose & nozzle by a sign saying "Hog Wash" - and fresh towels, bucket & soap are gratis, or were when I stayed there before the pandemic. Simple, clean rooms, good showers... and a steak house across the road. The town's nice too with cafes and a bar or two, a dandy place to base for loop rides north, east & west.
Best to ya, and thanks again & again for the great report!
@Jamie Z https://dreamcycle.ca/ I've ridden by this place but didn't have time to stop. You might enjoy it if you're in the area of Sorrento.
In the South , they're called Fried Pies. I love them , everyone loves then. Apple , Blackberry , Peach , bring them on !
Jamie had editorial help at my house!
I just saw the last several pages of this thread. "A day late and a dollar short", as my dad used to say. I would have loved to spend time with Jamie showing him around my area. Best of luck to you sir!
@Jamie Z Enjoyed reading your RR. After riding all over the United States, Mexico and Cuba, do you have any thoughts or comments you'd like to make about the CB500X? Seems to have proved itself a pretty capable Half-Rica Twin, right?
Negative test results just came in. Time to pack up and head north.
Stay in BC as Alberta is cold and rainy for the next 10 days
Carefully following this part because I plan to cross into Ontario in a few weeks.
Question: Are you happy in your choice of the CB 500, given what you've been asking it to do? I'm thinking of my next bike and a mid-weight is on the list.