Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Victoria BC Canada
Model: 1985 GL1200 Limited Edition and 1995 GL1500 SE CDN Edition
Fireshine - you are going to enjoy your trip. Lots of road time and no reason to stop. So far, lots of gas and places to stay. Roads up to Dawson Creek the way you are coming will be good.
Short update for Day four - 27 June. Staying at the George Dawson Inn just as you ride into town from the south. Reasonable rates, and lots of amenities. Car wash to clean your bike 2 doors down, pay by the minute. Tim's, McDs, Canadian Tire, Walmart and other restaurants very close. Downtown only 1.3 Km.
You get a breakfast and dinner chit with your room. The dinner chit is for a get one drink - second free, or $5.00 off your meal. Went in last night, Sonya had two Caesars, and I had the $5.00 off. We had soup and sandwich, and got to choose whatever sandwich was on the menu. My sandwich was a Reuban - made with roast beef - don't ask, Soya's was a Monte Cristo with cheddar cheese instead of mozza - don't ask. Both were pretty good, but the bill wsas outstanding. Sonya's drinks were free because we were staying at the inn, and I got $5.00 off the soup/sandwich price of $9.00. With tip - 20% - under $20.00 CDN.
Will be doing the breakfast this morning.
Two older gents came in last night so I took the opportunity to have a chat. They are on their way home to Wyoming and Utah after being on the road for some four weeks. Asked about the top of the world highway, specifically the section between Jack Wade and Chicken. They've been up here several times and have never rode this section as it is gravel, and apparently quite nasty. The border guards do not recommend touring bikes take this section on. Apparently a fellow on a GW last year tried, but had a fatal accident. Until it gets paved, won't be doing this section. Intend to ride a portion of the road to say BTDT.
Overcast day today. Hopefully no rain. Doing a walk about of Dawson Creek.
Forgot to mention that your biggest concern will be the drivers. On day 2 heading to Jasper and following a newly licensed driver (we have those stickers on the cars denoting this) crested a hill - two lane road - and saw a semi in our lane, passing on the uphill and not a lot of places to go. Quite interesting. Glad I was behind a slower driver, more time to react.
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