Thursday, June 21 2007
Weather: Rain, Sun & Cloud
Location: Burnaby - Merrit
Mileage: 262 kms
The BC Big Trailie Ride is organized by two members of the Adventure Riders website http://www.advrider.com
It's an annual (this was the second) event, designed for big dual-sport bikes, riding both on and off road some of the best places BC has to offer.
This year there was 21 riders from BC, Alberta, Washington and Oregon. There were three women, and 18 guys. All the women were riding GS650's.
The bikes were a mix of BMW GS 650's (3), 1150's (LOTS) & 1200's (2), HP2's (2), V-Strom DL1000's (many), one DL650, one KLR and a Buell Ulysses.
Thursdays ride was basically three of us heading up from the Lower Mainland to Merrit to meet up with the rest of the riders.
I met up with Bario & Dirty Curves for lunch in Port Coquitlam, and then rode up to Merritt.
Bario & Dirty Curves fueling up for the trip
(I didn't have to gas up the Vstrom because we all know how fuel efficient, and what big tanks they have... That, and I gassed up in Burnaby 10 kms before!)
The ride up to Merritt was pretty uneventful, a little wet, but not bad. There are no pictures from the ride up. We could see rain in the distance when we approached Harrison Hot Springs, so we suited up in our raingear. We "chased" the rain, but never caught up to it. It was very hot when we got to Merrit.
When we got up there, some of the crowd were already there.
And where better to get aquainted than the local pub?