I am planning a ride from Vancouver Island to the Ducati Rally in Nelson BC at the end of June.
Here are details for the Ducati rally in Nelson:
Here is my basic itinerary:
Thursday June 25th:
Take the ferry from Nanaimo on the morning, ride up through Whistler / Pemberton / Duffy Lake Road (AWESOME!), and spend the night in Lillooet.
Friday June 26th:
Ride to Penticton, spend the night there.
Sat June 27th:
Ride to Nelson, stay there nights of 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th.
Wed July 1st:
Ride to Winthrop, WA. Spend the night there.
Thurs July 2nd:
Ride Hwy 20 to Anacortes, catch the ferry to Sidney, and return home.
Highway 20 in Washington is literally the #1 motorcycling road anywhere near the west coast...phenomenal!!
Here is a google map of my proposed route:
Here is some more info about Hwy 20:
http://www.motorcycleroads.com/75/634/W ... -Pass.html
If anyone wants to ride all or part of it with me, we can sort out details, but FWIW, I am not a huge fan of covering large distances in a single day. More than around 400 km in a day starts to feel like a marathon to me, and I enjoy the experience a lot less. I like being able to stop for a swim, to check out some interesting things on the route, etc. A couple of hours riding in the morning, leisurely lunch, then a couple more hours riding in the afternoon is a pace that I enjoy. Having said that, life does not always allow a leisurely pace and I will work with you to define an itinerary we both can live with if you are interested in going.
I am open to camping to keep costs down, and happy to bring along tent and sleeping bag...BUT I am a fair weather (i.e. perfect weather) camper only. Anything less than perfect weather, and I would definitely prefer to stay in a hotel or motel.
I will be riding my 2013 Ducati Multistrada. I am a very experienced (30+ years) rider, and I enjoy a quick pace. I have no problem stopping to wait periodically for anyone slower; every one needs to ride at their own pace to be safe and have fun.
So, there it is!
Let me know if you are interested. I can be reached by email at:
dougmgreen (at) gmail dot com
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