Originally, a relatively short trip was
planned along Hwy 7 with Hope, British Columbia as the final destination.
However the beautiful weather and great running Buells tempt us to push it further.
Duffy Lake Daytrip
Our modified day trip included the
"Lillooet Loop", which is a diverse region of Southern British Columbia. Rural
evergreen forests lead onto the highway escorted by the Fraser River for a bit until the
turn off at Lytton. Proceeding West along Hwy 12, the meandering road was deserted except
for a few vehicles travelling in the opposite direction.
You still had to be aware of
fallen rocks and deteriorating pavement. As passenger, at one point I was looking over the
edge of pavement into the abyss. (Yikes!) Thank goodness there is a great trust between
passenger and rider.
After a quick fuel stop in
Lillooet we headed South West along Hwy 99. Riding through snowbanks in higher
elevations, the twisting road offers magnificent views of the glacial mountains and ice
Shortly after passing through Pemberton
heading south along Hwy 99, there was a slight mishap with John's X1. Apparently the
muffler mounting strap gaveway and alas, the Supertrapp lies wounded on the roadway.
We had to come up with a solution
to this dilemma. As most Buellers capable
of overcoming roadside obstacles (chuckle, we know who we are), we wrapped my scarf around
the pipe to protect the paint on the X1 as John had to carry the offending pipe for the
remainder of the trip.The bikes put on about 600 Kmh and we managed to get home without
any further mishaps.
Another full, fine
day of Buelling!