Friday May 3, 2013
We spent yesterday morning/afternoon up at the Ducati/BMW dealer in West bank as Eric wanted to look at a used BMW motorcycle that he thought he might like to add to his collection. It was a Red 2002 Rll50RT touring. It has the 2 cylinder air cooled Boxer engine and it looked like it might be a good bike for Mexico. After looking it over and being well informed by Tanner the young salesman Eric decided to take it for a ride. We had to come back at 2pm so we went up to Winner’s so I could get a baby present for our new great nephew, Cooper who is Ian’s son Jason and wife Deb’s new baby. Then off for some lunch at Happy Jack’s Pub before returning for a ride.
I had climbed aboard earlier to see what it felt to sit as a passenger and I did note it had quite a cramped leg position for me. Big Red (the Harley) gives me lots of room to stretch my legs. I waited in the truck while Eric and Tanner went out for a ride. The final verdict… not quite what Eric wants. Even though the bike is red….a huge deal in Eric’s world the leg riding position was a bit difficult. However it is 300lbs lighter than Big Red and handling it is much easier. At this point is undecided as well as wondering how many motorcycles he really needs. Only only time will tell!
Today we left Kelowna at about 7:15am on our way to Prince George. It was a rainy day between Kelowna and our home in Terrace yesterday so not a good day to drive and today it was all sunshine so that was a good thing. The drive from Kelowna to 100mile going through Vernon, Falkland, Kamloops, Cache Creek is slow as the the highway is windy and up and down all the way. From 100mile north to Prince George it is a much easier drive. We stopped at the side of the road in 100mile for lunch, made a couple of fuel stops along the way and were into Prince George by about 5:30pm. We are plugged in at the Bon Voyage motel where we always stay going south and north and as well there is a good restaurant for dinner which means I don’t have to cook which is a bonus. A long day today but that will make tomorrow shorter and it will be nice to be driving in sunshine on our way home to Terrace.
More bad news on the trailer tire scene as the left front tire is separating. We bought this tire in Arizona and it went to Mazatlan and home to Terrace last year and Terrace to Mazatlan and not quite home this year. It is the same thing that happened to the Goodyear tires that came on the rig and the TowMax tires that replaced them. Hopefully it will make it home before it blows apart.