Author 2022 IVM (Rob's out of bread. Again...)  (Read 4983 times)

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    Re: 2022 IVM (Rob's out of bread. Again...)
    Reply #80 on: Jun 26, 2022, 02:46 pm
    Jun 26, 2022, 02:46 pm


       
      Great photos as usual, Gustavo. Sounds like a ride to keep you on your toes. Well overdue after sauntering around ahead
     of the big V for several days wondering when it might catch up.
      I'm not sure that I'll have any photos as my point and shoot seems to be suffering from some after effects of hitting the
     pavement at 80 kph in Newfoundland.

     Here's the map of the last three days of my start back to Nova Scotia.

      https://goo.gl/maps/CpfCthaiM59kKxCb9

     From Kelowna  I joined the Trans Canada eastbound through Revelstoke, over Rogers Pass to Golden. As we climbed the weather became more grey, drizzly, and chilly. The temperature over the pass dropped to +1c and I was glad of heated gear and a barn door of a wndshield.
     Between the top of the pass and Golden there was a lot of construction as they are twinning the highway. Messy and slow as it is the construction is impressive. Mega cranes are mounted on temporary pads set on steel pillars to swing prefab pieces of highway and equipment where they want them, flanked on one side by the mountain and on the other side by the deep ravine.  To the amateur eye it looked as if it wouldn't take much for a crane to topple.
     It was difficult to get a good idea of what was going on because of the heavy stop and go traffic and the muddy surface. Keep yer eyes on the road, Rob   :5: .

     Golden was basically a strip with pricey services, but the bed was good and the food hot.

     From Golden the road continued on to Lake Louise and then onto the Icefields Parkway, heading north to Jasper. The Parkway is over 200 km of curves that climb and dip between glacier filled mountains and wide shallow rivers fed by snow melt. The views, both close up of sheer cliff faces that go straight up for hundreds of feet, as well as  more distant views of  snow covered mountain peaks and ridges are incredible. Over Bow Summit, a little over 6700 ft, the temperature once again dropped to +1c but was back up 15c by the time I reached Jasper.

     After fuel and food in Jasper, I started down the mountains eastbound for Hinton where I spent the night and then yesterday came north to through Cache Creek to Grande Prairie. The road runs through the eastern foothills of the Rockies and, and while not as stunning as the Icefields Parkway I did see both a brown bear, or maybe a grizzly, grazing among the  scrubby bushes along the roadside as well as a lynx ambling across the road not too far ahead. Also, north of Grande Cache, evidence of coal mining as well as huge forestry operations with the inevitable landslips where they have cut on slopes that are too steep. With respect to sustainable resource development Canada has a long way to go  :003: .

     From Grande Prairie the route continues east and south east into the flatlands of the high prairie. In a couple of days time I should be near Winnipeg, which will close the loop of the western part of the trip and put me back on the route On which I came out here.
     
     Here are some maps of the recent days.

     Kelowna to Golden.

     https://goo.gl/maps/mHLdTGqmTiPV2mah8


     Golden to Hinton.

     https://goo.gl/maps/bQhxspvXeQRvwu9K8


     Hinton to Whitecourt.

     https://goo.gl/maps/gLp7hreaGVCY3oo1A.

     From here in Whitecourt it will be 2-3 days to Winnipeg.

     Rob.

     




     
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    Re: 2022 IVM (Rob's out of bread. Again...)
    Reply #81 on: Jun 27, 2022, 03:40 pm
    Jun 27, 2022, 03:40 pm
    *Originally Posted by uralrob [+]

      Great photos as usual, Gustavo. Sounds like a ride to keep you on your toes. Well overdue after sauntering around ahead
     of the big V for several days wondering when it might catch up.

    No, that was never a concern.  I knew that if I stop for long enough, the big V would eventually catch up...    :whistle:



    *Originally Posted by uralrob [+]
      I'm not sure that I'll have any photos as my point and shoot seems to be suffering from some after effects of hitting the
     pavement at 80 kph in Newfoundland.

     Here's the map of the last three days of my start back to Nova Scotia.

      https://goo.gl/maps/CpfCthaiM59kKxCb9



    Wow, that is quite the ride.  I didn't realize you were planning such a long detour before heading east.  I'm jealous  :012:  I wasn't able to join you for that leg of the trip.  It's been a long time since I last visited that part of Canada, and some of those sections are completely off the map for me...   :biker1: :biker1:


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    Re: 2022 IVM (Rob's out of bread. Again...)
    Reply #82 on: Jun 28, 2022, 09:29 pm
    Jun 28, 2022, 09:29 pm
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    Re: 2022 IVM (Rob's out of bread. Again...)
    Reply #83 on: Jun 29, 2022, 12:26 am
    Jun 29, 2022, 12:26 am
    Your bread will be stale by the time you get home.

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    Re: 2022 IVM (Rob's out of bread. Again...)
    Reply #84 on: Jun 29, 2022, 01:59 am
    Jun 29, 2022, 01:59 am
    I think he ate it all before he even went back across the border.   :whistle:


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    Re: 2022 IVM (Rob's out of bread. Again...)
    Reply #85 on: Jun 29, 2022, 04:58 am
    Jun 29, 2022, 04:58 am
    Greedy bugger.

    You might have to look after him again if he cannot resupply locally.

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    Re: 2022 IVM (Rob's out of bread. Again...)
    Reply #86 on: Jun 29, 2022, 01:14 pm
    Jun 29, 2022, 01:14 pm


     That's the plan.

     After what I saw of the Oregon/Washington/Idaho border area I'm filing for adoption and will be moving my retirement base out there for a more accessible supply of bread and some of the best riding in the world.

      :whistle:

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    Re: 2022 IVM (Rob's out of bread. Again...)
    Reply #87 on: Jun 29, 2022, 03:15 pm
    Jun 29, 2022, 03:15 pm
    From what I saw of Northern Ireland, my retirement is looking in that direction, for the same reason as yours Rob.

    Major benefit of NI is the lack of Americans.
    Where you are headed it will be awash with them.

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    Re: 2022 IVM (Rob's out of bread. Again...)
    Reply #88 on: Jun 29, 2022, 04:22 pm
    Jun 29, 2022, 04:22 pm
    I know young men make rash decisions, and at Rob's age, one doesn't really consider health insurance costs and other such trivialities, but wait until he realizes how much does it really cost to live here...   :211:

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    Re: 2022 IVM (Rob's out of bread. Again...)
    Reply #89 on: Jun 29, 2022, 04:29 pm
    Jun 29, 2022, 04:29 pm
    *Originally Posted by Stewie [+]
    From what I saw of Northern Ireland, my retirement is looking in that direction, for the same reason as yours Rob.

    Major benefit of NI is the lack of Americans.
    Where you are headed it will be awash with them.


    We were having lunch in Elk River and a very pale white woman was wearing a cap that had a map of Idaho and said "Sorry, we are full" on it.  It was a lot funnier than she thought, because we were in Nez Perce territory and because she didn't get the irony...   :138:


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