Joined Jun 9 2015
64 years old
ALBERTA LONE WOLVE'S SITE
2016 My partner Denny and I just came back from an 8000 km (3 week) vacation. We started in Calgary, rode along the south (#3- Creston, Castlegar, Osoyoos& etc) route to Vancouver, and then to Victoria(Over 30 bikes on the Ferry-even the dock guys were impressed). We stopped and went to Butchart Gardens for a day and then did a ride from Victoria to Port Renfrew, Lake Cowichan and Nanaimo. The next day was Port Alberni, Ukulele, and Tofino. The subsequent day was a short relaxing ride to Campbell River and the next day we did the Campbell River Whale Watching tour all day in the islands…AMAZING!!! The following day was a short ride up to Port Hardy to be in the Ferry dock at 5AM. (There was a slingshot there too) We were 16 hours on the Ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert with an arrival at midnight. The next day was up to Terrace in the morning and then to the Lava beds by Ness camp. Dennis had a little bike trouble and we were never so glad to see an RCMP Officer. He stopped although he was on his way home…Nice guy. The next morning, after a quick stop at a Polaris Marine shop for a part, we were on our way again. Terrace to Prince George was the following day. We rode around Southern BC for the next few days, and spent one of our three ”good weather” days on the beach in Vernon. When we eventually got to Fernie and were supposed to go home, we both said we did not want to, so stayed an extra day. Out of three weeks of riding we had three days that were not overcast or “hot days”. The rest of the days we kept the rain gear close. Actually, even though it was gray, it was good riding as the temperature was between 15 and 20 degrees most days; And beautiful is beautiful whether it is cloudy or not. We live in a fantastic part of the world. It was a great trip with a great guy.
I am just purchasing a Victory Magnum Ness. Pics will be up as soon as I get them., Last year we took a great ride down to Kallispell (Going to the sun was avalanched in); to Boseman, to Yellowstone park, up Bearstooth (FANTASTIC), to Devils mountain. We rode a number of days in the black hills(fantastic- I'll do that again , loved Crazy Horse),. and back throughe through Stugus ( not during the week) and White Sulfer Springs. Going to the sun was open this time but construction there was very rough traveling and back to Calgary through Pincher Creek.
In April some friends invited us down to Pheonix for a ride up to Vegus.We trailered our bikes down and we had a lot of fun riding in the area, My bike of the time had clutch problems in Kingman and I had to leave it there to be picKed up on the trailer later. I did ride Route 66 , however!
Dennis, my partner, just bought me the bike of my dreams. I had gone to the bike show this year and came home happy because I only saw one other bike that I liked better than the one I was riding(Honda Stateline). That was the Victory Ness. I never thought much of it because it was rather expensive for me.However, when my Stateline broke down Dennis said he would get me the Victory for my birthday present... and he insisted... so what could I do? He is such a great guy... I am waiting for the Ness to come in the next couple of days