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Old 09-06-2006, 10:26 AM   #16
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It was hot here. We were thoroughly cooked by the time we got to Cache Creek. Our faces were like red cherry tomatoes. Water, Gatorade, gas and off we went. It was a bit after 3pm, and we still had a couple of hundred miles before making Revelstoke.

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Old 09-06-2006, 10:42 AM   #17
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Lake Savona was very green and pretty. It was a nice change from Cache Creek. We rode slowly through this area to enjoy the sights. Soon enough we got into Kamloops -- a small city. We ran into the commute traffic, but it wasn't too bad. I missed lanesplitting though.

With the Sun steady on its descent, and another 200 Km to Revelstoke, we kept on moving. Wouldn't want to be caught in the mountains without some daylight. We made another water break up on Jade Mountain near Sorrento. The general store we stopped had a good view of Shuswap Lake. As we were heading into the mountains, I took a couple of minutes asking the owner some questions about the road ahead. We were still about two hours away from Revelstoke, and I was worried that we would run of daylight soon.

Once we got back on the road, we were lucky to find another rabbit -- a woman who is in a hurry to get home. We kept pace -- 20% above the speed limit. Did I mention that this stretch of 1 is twisty and fun? She took us all the way to Salmon Arm in no time.

Gas, and go again. After another 32Km, we were greeted by the mountains. Huge mountains on the horizon. The temp dropped to a comfortable 72F. We were in cruising mode at this point as we were the only two people heading east on this road. Animals were the biggest concern. And we're still losing daylight...

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Old 09-06-2006, 10:44 AM   #18
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:52 AM   #19
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Awesome pictures

Great pictures. Looks like something from Motorcycle Escape magazine.
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:53 AM   #20
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Very nice country that you rode through, I've been over most of those roads (in a car) and love the scenery along the way!

I'm really impressed with the kind of mileage that Gsxrgirrl was putting in on a gixxer, definitely not a bike that most would choose for long mileage like that!
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:53 AM   #21
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Eventually, we caught up to a commercial trucker. He was flowing through the twist and turns like a pro -- can't say the same about most motorists. With the dwingling light, I made a decision to stay behind him at a good distance, so that he could maul down any errand animal instead of us.

We paced him the entire way through the Enchanted Forest. Everything is enveloped in a blue-ish gray, with an occasional shot of orange and red through the trees from the last remaining light. We past quite a few small lakes which were gorgeous and serene in this light. This stretch of road between Malakwa and Revelstoke is by far the prettiest and most spiritual to travel through on a bike. I would not hesitate to do this road again.

We got to Revelstoke just before it went completely dark. Checked into our motel. And had Emo's for dinner

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Old 09-06-2006, 10:56 AM   #22
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Food! Gsxrgirrl had a Kokanee... and I had some very feminine sounding drink...

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The next morning, we took a walk into town for some coffee and pastries. It's a smallish tourist town, but un-pretentious. I liked it alot. Everything a travelling motorcyclist would need (coffee houses, hardware stores, auto-parts, laundromat) is within steps. Next time, I think I will use Revelstoke as my basecamp.

If you are ever in this town... This motel is the place to stay. Inexpensive. Not much to look at from the outside... but feels like Hilton inside.

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Day 4, 178 miles

After a stroll through town, we finally got on our way at 10am. Continuing east on Trans Canada 1, we headed for Banff. Now, we were beginning to see the giants...

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Around every bend, there is something to look at. Something to make you feel really really small... Bikes at rest atop Rogers Pass:

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