Took BC Hwy 6 west to the ferry across Arrow Lake (not sure if we were on upper or lower Arrow Lake!). Hwy 6 was very nice to ride. Stretches of twisty turns interspersed with some fairly straight stretches. The temp started out at 15C and there temp went up and down as the altitude went down and up! 😂
I’m the background on the ferry, you can see 4 identical rental motorhomes, who rode in a slow tight formation ahead of us. Took us many many miles to get safely past them only to come across a passing lane a few more miles along!
Before going any further, I should introduce my riding buddy Jim. In 2018, Jim bought a 2013 F6B, and traded it in this spring for the 2018 Harley Road King you see in the pictures. Jim and I went to university together and he and our wives have been friends since. Here’s Jim with his F6B in 2018.
After the ferry ride today, we rode through Nakusp then over to New Denver for lunch at the Valhalla Inn. We stayed there a few years ago. Interesting town in the shores of Slocan Lake that was home to a Japanese Internment camp during WWII. They have an informative museum there.
Following breakfast, a walk downtown revealed a number of murals, so as homage to Doc, I took some photos. Alas, I didn’t ride my bike there or include it in the photos, but it bought I’d share the murals on their own. (I acknowledge that Doc posts better pictures!)
Our Thursday morning ride took us to Creston for lunch (picture below) then after lunch we ride up Hwy 3A north from Creston (probably the best motorcycle road in BC!) to the ferry across Kootenay Lake from Crawford Bay to Balfour. Then a quick ride up the west side of the lake to Kaslo to meet up with Kerry @edmKC and Renny @armsrn and another former member of the GWOF.
Friday - nose day of riding with the GWOF crew. Breakfast at the “Tree House” restaurant in Kaslo then we all rode north on Hwy 31 about 40km to the end of pavement at Meadow Creek. Then turned around and headed back to Kaslo.