Those who know me know very well how hard it is for me to wake up. On weekends, there is no hope seeing me before 10am and wait until noon to make sure you have an answer if you talk to me.
Now I have witnessed something interesting, each and every time I go on a motorcycle trip I am able to wake up.
Naturally I have come to the conclusion that the bike has an effect on my day/night cycle, possibly through chemicals released by the tires or the exhaust. I think that's the only plausible conclusion.
That or excitement.
And there was a lot of excitement this morning, I wanted to make a round-trip to Whistler, site of the Winter Olympics 2010. Not that I care about hockey (I hope no Canadians will hear me say that). Simply that the Twisties Theorem states that Mountains = Curves = Fun. What was supposed to be a 200km loop turned into a 600km ride across two valleys.
|Going up the Horsheshoe bay, BC, HW99|
|Whistler Olympic Village in Summer|
|Whistler Olympic Village|
So back to Whistler, that looked like a nice mountain resort to me. I'll leave to the appreciation of the Annecy crew the validity of this fact. Leaving the town, I had two options. Going back to Vancouver, 100km. Or venturing further in the mountains and getting back to Vancouver after that. On the GPS that looked like 250km. Turned out to be 500km. Tomorrow I'm buying a map :)
|With so much driving I had to stop for Montclair. Bangkok fine wine lovers will appreciate.|
|400km of this ... :-)|
So after that day in the mountains I'm back in Vancouver. Last night at the hotel and tomorrow I really start the "adventure" part. Heading north to Yukon!
Now and that is completely unrelated, I need your help on two things.
- The bike needs a name
- I'd like to get a big sticker on the panniers (the luggage cases) what should be on it?
Please leave your ideas in the comments :)