ST1300.us.com  

Go Back   ST1300.us.com > Riding & Touring > Motorcycle Roads, Routes & Rides > Ride Reports

Ride Reports Want to tell everyone about your latest trip? Post it here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 2nd, 2017   #1
red dirt cowboy
New Member
 
red dirt cowboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Redlands, CA
Posts: 29
Rep Power: 0 red dirt cowboy can only hope to improve
Default Redlands CA to Canada RT Five Parks, six hot springs

Total miles: 4,644 (7,473 kilometers).

July 14: Redlands, CA to Cedar City, UT. July 15: to Lava Hot Springs, ID. July 16: to Grant Campground, Yellowstone Natíl Park WY. July 17: To Canyon Campground, Yellowstone. July 18 to Deer Lodge, MT via Chico Hot Springs and Livingston, MT. July 19: to Fish Creek Campground, Glacier National Park, MT; July 20: To Waterton Town Campground, Waterton National Park, AB via Going to the Sun Road, border crossing at Chief Mountain. July 21: to Two Jack Main campground, Banff National Park, AB via Kananaskis highway;. July 22: to Invermere, BC. July 23: to New Denver, BC via Ainsworth Hot Springs. July 24: to Kamloops, BC via Nakusp Hot Springs. July 25: to Ferndale, WA via Sea to Sky highway, border crossing at Blaine, WA. July 26: to Salt Flats campground near Port Angeles, WA, via Seattle and Bremerton ferry; July 27: To Sol Duc Hot Springs campground, Olympic National Park; July 28 to Port Orford, OR; July 29: to Davis, CA; July 30: to home, Redlands,CA.

Most valuable players (besides the ST 1300): New (to me) Cyclops LED lights, turned night to day; cooling vest (wouldnít go touring without it, saves your ass on hot days; beadrider over RDL seat (saves your ass literally); new mat Exped SynMat Mega 12 LXW, like at home, a huge improvement over my old neoair; ; my trusty old North Face Arches tent, which stood up to a hailstorm in Yellowstone and 90 mph winds at New Denver BC. The RipPac traveler pack, a little backpack sold by Eddie Bauer that folds up into a tiny package to stow. Camelbak, gotta stay hydrated. One of my saddlebags is now a cooler thanks to a softsided cooler made by Norchill, keeps stuff cold up to two days on a bag of ice. Vstream windshield, a big upgrade over stock.

Something I learned: the Highway between Waterton and Banff, more precisely between Pincher Creek, AB and Longview, AB, which I have ridden twice, is apparently know to Albertan riders as very dangerous due to high winds. Iíve ridden it twice, first time must have been an exception because it wasnít very windy, this time it was very unpleasant and unsettling. But someone I spoke with said his buddy got blown under a semi there and died recently. Careful on this one.
red dirt cowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2017   #2
echo
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Redlands CA to Canada RT Five Parks, six hot springs

I have a tent Northface Toulumine that my brother and I sheltered in during a thunderstorm one night on Algonquin peAk in New York State July 14, 1974. Lightning hit the peak hundreds of times that night and the wind blew 100 miles an hour at times.

Thank God for that tent!
  Reply With Quote
Old August 3rd, 2017   #3
drbuzzard
Senior Member
 
drbuzzard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: 42.23n/83.33w/636
Posts: 190
Rep Power: 0 drbuzzard can only hope to improve
Default Re: Redlands CA to Canada RT Five Parks, six hot springs

sounds like one heck of a ride, glad you had fun
__________________
'93 gl 1500se
'99 ST 1100
'79 super-K
STOC 8900
IBA 58509
mile eater
HAT
drbuzzard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2011 ST1300.US.COM