07/15/19 – Grande Prairie to Fort Nelson, British Columbia

Really got lucky with the tire. The first place I called had one. Not the style I would pick if I was back in Coldspring, and ordering off the internet, but it’s the right size and I’m 3,000 miles from home.

New Tire

Got it installed and we were on the road before 12:00 noon. Rides and handles pretty good. Hope it last till I’m back in Texas.

Today we rode 440 miles after getting the tire, and got into Fort Nelson about 7:30 PM local time. We are now on Pacific Time, and 2 hour behind Texas time. Both the Colonel and I are beat.

British Columbia

It rained off and on for much of the trip, and the rain gear strategy worked pretty well; put it on and it’ll stop raining. But the temperature dropped from 72 to 59 and stayed that cold for about 2 hours – burrrr.

Along the way we saw two black bears. One was pretty small and we did ‘t get a picture; however, the second one was full grown, maybe 400 lbs. He was eating berries and paid no attention to us. Bears like berries.

Black Bear

Tomorrow it off to Watson Lake and the Sign Post Village.

Later, Bud…

Author: Bud Campbell

I consider myself an Adventure Motorcycle Traveler with over 50 years riding experience. Been to all four corners of North America, and always thinking about my next ride / adventure. I have a stable full of motorcycles and check the adds and forums regularly for another one; however, limited space keeps me in check, so I only have five right now. Just started a new adventure by buying a Sidecar rig. Man, (and ladies) this is totally different. So different I thought it needed a blog all to itself. Might have to change my handle from Lowrider Bud to Sidecar Bud. I'll let ya'll know how it goes. Later, Bud...

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