Friday, June 19, 2009

Lions and Tigers and Bears...

Ok no actual lions, but my bike is a Tiger, and I did see a bear. Just off the side of the highway watching the cars go by, a big black one!! Also saw my first moose!!
We stopped at the Ancient forest and saw trees that were hundreds of years old, and absolutely massive. Unfortunately we made quick work of the tour, since the mosquitoes decided that we were far too tasty!!

Had quite the disparate weather, everything from hot and humid in the forest, to cold and POURING with rain. Fortunately the worst of the rain came half an hour after we decided that the incoming clouds looked ominous, so high tailed it to the nearest hotel.

I felt a bit bad for ignoring some aspects of my bike. I had been so fixated on monitoring my tires I had overlooked my oil level and chain. Fortunately the new Triumphs have overcome the historical British stereotype for leaking oil. Not a drop burnt off, and after 5000kms the color was not looking too bad either!! Having never oiled my chain on this bike, I felt pretty bad about it, so after driving in rain today it was one of the first things I did when we got settled.

I think we are going to do a nice leisurely loop tomorrow, then hopefully a day doing wine tours in the Okanagan!!

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