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Old 08-14-2010, 09:56 AM   #9
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Day 6

Day 6 - Invermere to Trail

We got up and snagged some free continental breakfast from the hotel lobby, loaded up the bikes and got ready to roll again. Looked like we were in for another beautiful day on the road.

On the road out of Invermere around Windermere Lake:


Columbia Lake on our left as we continued south:

Watching the Rockies fade away in the distance behind us:

Brandi stretching her legs as we coasted down the hill into Kimberley for lunch:

The lower we got, the hotter it got... but it was time to stop for lunch:

Another roadside rest stop in the shade, stretching out legs and giving our road-weary butts a break from the stock Suzuki seats (even with the gel pads, I can see a couple aftermarket seats in our future):

One thing thats made these kind of road trips a little easier for Brandi is her new helmet. She picked up this Icon Airframe in carbon fiber and its really helped the neck strain she experienced with her previous helmet. Icon's literature said the XL version of this helmet is 3.1lbs. Her helmet is an XS, and I'm pretty sure its a hair under 3lbs.


We pressed on, traffic was getting a little thicker as we went through some of the orchard towns with the weekend approaching. We stopped at a fruit stand in Creston for a refreshment break:

Some of the sunflowers they had planted out on the roadside:

And back on the road to Trail - not far to go, now:

One more pass to climb up and over before we arrived at our destination for the day. It started to get pretty chilly here and we had to stop near the summit to add a layer before continuing, but it quickly warmed up again as we descended down the other side:

More awesome sweepers as we rolled through old mining towns like Greenwood:

That was it for pictures for today... traffic got thick as we approached trail, and it was too damn hot to stop for photo ops. It was 38 celsius when we got to downtown Trail.

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