I enjoyed Nelson, it’s fast becoming a favorite place. The town is full of skiers, motorcyclists, mountain bikers, kayakers, photographers and the like.
I thought two difficult motorcycle trips this summer would mean that the third time might be the charm.
I didn’t get soaked and frozen this time, but “charm” probably doesn’t describe it either.
Jasper to Kamloops is beautiful riding, first on BC16 to Valemount, then down 5 to Kamloops. Enjoyed the views, but didn’t stop much once I passed Mt. Robson. That’s another area I’d like to come back to and it will have to be a different trip.
The weather remained “unsettled” as it has been for much of the trip, with clearing promised in the afternoon. As on previous days, I was tempted to dunk myself into the cold water where I could, but the weather wasn’t quite warm enough.
I rode northeast on the Trans-Canada, initially in the direction I came from, but I turned north onto the Icefields Parkway near Lake Louise. Weather was variable, at times chilly, but mostly pleasant enough despite the overcast and occasional haze.
All in all a miserable trip, but probably not a bad choice for a shakedown cruise, both for the bike and myself. Logged close to 700 miles, which is less than I had planned for, but not terrible given my condition and lack of recent distance riding.