My riding partner is good buddy 'Jeffro' on his new to him very clean low mileage '02 R1150 GS Adventure.
The machines posing at the meeting point for the trip, the Union 76 gas station at Ken's Truck stop in North Bend.
Jeffro ready to rock on his first foray into the World of BMW Motorcycle ownership.
Our first stop for the day was the Starbucks in Moses Lake. We would gas up here then head North twards Canada.
Coffee is good :)
Sitting in traffic on the way up.
Stopped at the Grand Coulee Dam for a break and some pic's...
Really stoked to be riding the big GS again, feels like getting together with an 'ol friend.
We arrived in Nakusp B.C. just as it was getting dark. It was pouring down rain for the last hour with deer all over the road. We wimped out and got a Hotel room for Day 1 and Day 2 since the weather was not supposed to improve. Here's the traditional end of day GPS pic showing the milage for the day.
We went to check out the camp site on Day 2, pretty nice place indeed.
This guy was something of a phenom at the Rally, he's been around the world on this bike proving you can do a RTW on any bike.
This was one of 3 Black 1150 Adv's at this Rally, pretty good showing for the Black/Yellow model. By comparison, I had the only Silver/Red model there... go figure.
This 1200 Adv was from Germany, the rider had taken a year off of work and was heading up to the top of AK then to the Southern most tip of South America. Lucky dog...
This tire was on the 1200 Adv from Germany, apparently a small tire company in Germany makes these and I don't believe they are available here in the states.
Pic of the front tire... I really like the tread on these tires, a good compromise between knobbies and street tires.
This is the trailer that was attached to the phenoms bike... it rolls on a bicycle tire.
I had to show Jeffro the Toad Rock Motorcycle only campground since we were in the neighborhood on Saturday. I've stayed here many times with the Brothers during the Horizons Unlimited events over the years... a truly cool campground.
Settling in on Saturday evening in camp, Jeffro with beverages :)
My home for the weekend...
This guy was my neighbor and had the cleanest '81 R80GS that I've ever seen. This is the bike that started it all!
One of only 2 new F800's at the Rally, this one was all done up with all the farkles.
This is Eddie from Holland. He's another lucky dog with 1 year off to travel to the top of AK to bottom of South America. Really nice guy... good on ya Eddie!
Eddies bike for the trip, an '89 R100GS he picked up used in Vancouver. They had a valve adjust tech. session on this thing on Saturday night that was very educational ;)
Another nice neighbor making some coffee with the Jet Boil.
The Selkirk Inn was our home for the first 2 days... not a bad way to go considering it rained for 2 days straight.
Waiting for the free cable Ferry on the way out of town on Sunday.
En route accorss the water, only 15 minutes from side to side.
Jeffro loving the new machine and ready to lay down 500+ miles for the ride home.
There were a few other GS's on the ride over...
The end of trip GPS shot showing over 1200 miles for the 4 days. A truly fantastic 4 days even with the foul weather we had for a good portion of it.