We are now in Valleyview, Alberta which is about 75 miles east of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Due to an extremely slow internet connection, there was no updates done July 8. This is now July 9 and I'm doing this from a Honda dealer in Gtande Prairie, Alberta.
We left Saskatoon under bracing 56 degree weather and bright sunshine and our thirteen iron horses thundered Northwest in three or four different groups. Again, the Goldhead Route (TransCanada) was mostly deserted and we enjoyed the canoli fields (bright yellow) which I mistakedly called flax. Here is a field of canoli for making the oil.
I am always admiring the grain silos. Here are a couple of pictures ....
Here is a vintage grain silo in Sasketchewan ...
Interesting thing ... most of you who know me are aware that I love coffee. I brought along two Irish creamers and after thousands of miles of jostling, it looks like cream or butter. Still tastes all right!
Ahhh ... electric coffee mug with LED temperature readout set at 144 degrees.
Here is my camera and GPS, There will be a 2-hour DVD I am giving to each biker and you can order online later if you wish. By the way, if you look at my speedometer, I am doing just 70 MPH. The speed limit here is 110 KM/HR which is roughly equivalent to 70 MPH.
It warmed up to 72 degrees but stayed mostly in the high sixties (doesn't that sound wonderful to our friends in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas ... now don't you wish you came with us?).
Open road and beautiful scenery!
Great riding companions! Daniel Whitmore on his Gold Wing and Dean Geronime on his BMW, both from Michigan.
We covered 539 miles today and are looking forward to the Alaska Highway tomorrow. Due to "iffy" internet connections, there may or may not be updates for the next few days.