Over the next several days I will try to tell the story of our adventure on the British Columbia Railways and Trip to Alaska.
My Daughter, Missy has just graduated from High School. She will now be moving off to go to college now. So what does that mean at our house???? Time for a ride!
So I asked Missy what she would like to do to celebrate graduation???? "Maybe I asked what ride did she want to do?"
Anyway she said Dad lets ride to Alaska, and all I want to do is see Grizzly Bears in the wild and Kayak with the Whales.
Of course I know that means bears on bikes and don't get the girl hurt, mauled, drowned..... OK, Mom
So with some planning, we would try to do it. We will Truck the bikes to Washington State, then ride Canada to Alaska!
About our adventure: Some of you like me love this stuff:
2 weeks, 2500miles, not the paved routes, mostly back dirt roads, some abandon railroad beds, should be really cool
It's a "Big Bike Ride", 200 to 300 miles per day, maybe more if I blew it. Missy is riding a Kawasaki Versys 650, KLE650 Kevin is riding a BMW HP2 Enduro.
Ride starts on the Trans Canada route of the Kettle Valley Railway Trail, 3 days of abandon Railroad Beds
Lost of water crossings, mostly very remote ferry's, but who knows? (a little bit of the Roulette attitude here)
Ride finishes with a ferry down the "Inland passage" to Vancouver Island. WOW
It's Just Missy and I, no more Parent-Kid attitude, she may have to save me..... (were not messing around here, Remember Grizzly's?)
Our plan is to carry all our gear for the 2 weeks, but each evening to stay in Cabins, Yurts, Hostels, and Motels. Many evening we will have internet access, so we will try to send out an email update about our daily adventure including pictures. (So you are now on our email list and for the next couple weeks will get email)
Slide Show of our preparation for the trip
So I thought Missy should be prepared to achieve her goals of meeting a Grizzly Bear in the wild. See the training we did.
Mom don't worry, the Bears probably won't get us, it's the Moose we have to worry about.
Can you see us doing this on bikes? Chase the Moose
BTW, this may be my last opportunity to lecture her, so each day we will be discussion life.... Theme each day and by the time the 13 days of lectures are up, she won't ever let me lecture her again!
Upcoming BC Railways Ride 2013