All in a Days Ride (all pics can be clicked for higher resolution)
Rode up to Chehalis Lake British Columbia today. A decent logging road that takes you through shady forest areas to vistas with views to die for….temperature changes throughout the ride. No cell coverage so I brought my SPOT just in case. Here is the link to my track…
Not a very far ride today but it did take me most of the day. Worst hazard was when I hit a stump shifter side. Good thing I was wearing my boots. I think I would have broken a toe or two. Shifter got a good smack but was easily bent back into place. Having said that I did not bring tools with me….not too smart. Had my SPOT but no tools.
It was warm out so I got a good work out even though the road was not technical. Lot’s of loose gravel, pot holes and sand. Road was mainly dry so no “ponds” to wade through. But I did manage to hit the one stump that appeared out of no where.
No matter how many times I ride out this way, it always smells and feels different depending on the time of year. You can veer off the main highway, 7 and ride up dykes when you hit the valley. Always a nice little detour.
I am making a video, took a lot of clips today just playing around. I really still suck at editing. I think it’s because I do not have the patience to wade through the clips and edit properly or take the time to learn more about iMovie but it’s fun anyway. I will get it done soon.
We have not had a lot of rain at all this summer to be honest. You can tell here. An off shoot of the Fraser River and all water levels to me seem down. Good news though the Fall is coming and what that means to me is the Bald Eagles in a few months will all be coming back from Alaska after their binge on the spawning salmon to eat our salmon come Nov-Jan. Where I rode today is the area I visit every late Fall/Winter to see the thousands of Eagles that come to the Chehalis Flats near Harrison, BC. But that will be another post. I do one every year.
It felt good to get out. I have a pretty bad case of bilateral bronchitis and a cold. Sneezing and coughing in my helmet made for an interesting day but I needed to get out and ride. I feel the craving for a long trip. I know I went on a X Country trip this year all ready but it seems like May/June was so long ago. I am planning on going back to Alaska June 2015 though. So, something to look forward. No planning, just taking the same gear I always do and follow wherever my GPS takes me. I will probably not ride the Dempster like I did in 2011 but still go to Dawson. Will ride the Dalton again. So, stay tuned for Alaska Revisited 2015.
Here the rest of my pics in a gallery…like I said always great to get out and as for the soloing part…getting used to it.