I ended up sleeping on the couch at the Community Hall, as the keys somehow went missing, and there was too much food and booze to leave the building unattended. After a few more pieces of wedding cake, I was able to crash until the early morning.
After our goodbyes, the visitors from the Okanagan and Alberta headed east. I decided to head up the Fraser Canyon and in an easterly direction, with the goal of hitting the Sturgis North gathering north of Vernon.
My grand nephew is growing.
Considering the state of affairs of the local provincial government, perhaps a new BC convention is in order, with the goal of changing the way things are decided in Victoria....
A mock-up skeleton of a Sasquatch
Some of the finely-woven baskets of the local first nations tribes. These people fished the mighty Fraser and lived right in the canyon...
A clip from the Patterson movie
A T-shirt made from the clip's image..
After Yale, I travelled up the Fraser Canyon. The weather became progressively hotter. After a brief lunch stop in Lytton, I headed through Spences Bridge and Cache Creek. The temperature was over 36 degrees, and the bike started missing and surging. I rode through Kamloops, and towards Monte Lake and Falkland.
I stopped on these corners outside of Westwold. Over 45 years ago I was riding on a brand new BSA Scrambler that I had purchased from Trev Deeley in Vancouver for $1150.00 My girlfriend was on the back, and the rear tire blew. I managed to get the bike stopped without incident, but the potential consequences of what could have happened scared me, and it was soon after that event that I sold that particular bike, and did not really ride again for 40 years..Hindsight being what it is, I should have quit drinking and kept on riding...
Grandma is ensuring that he gets to read 1000 books before Kindergarten ...a true teacher.
One of the mechanics' bikes intrigued me. It was a 1994 Ducati Elephant.. I had read about these bikes, but never seen one. The mechanic told me that it was a 900cc bike, and that he had a 1100 cc motor that he was going to install next winter. A great looking bike, which reminded me of a TransAlp, with a similar headlight set up.