As many of you know, Sunday is a non-riding day, except when a special circumstance arises, and today was the first Memorial Ride in honour of Paul Cassells a great guy, sponsor of BCsportbikes.com and a fellow motorcyclist. He had been battling cancer for a few years and thought he was cured, until it reappeared . . .
The weather wasn't so great as we navigated our way northward up the Sea-to-Sky Highway to our destination in Squamish BC at the Howe Sound Brewing Co for brunch. At times there were sheets of rain, periods of dryness, lightning and thunder, and later the sun also made its appearance.
Ena Cassells, Paul's sister
Ena is not a rider but today she was pillion and ended up with "helmet hair". In spite of having no riding gear, she made it relatively dry
Squamish Chieftain (the BIG rock in the background)
I have nearly finished packing my V-strom in anticipation of my departure to Hell's Canyon in a few days. Today I rode my fully packed bike to Squamish just to see how it handles on the highway. The only items not packed are my chargers, laptop, cameras and self inflating ground pad.
You will notice a mixed weather bag today. From spitting to torrential rain, lightning, thunder, dry periods and then a bit of sunshine. We travelled up the Sea-to-Sky highway northward to Squamish BC to the Howe Sound Brewing Company for brunch and it was being patrolled by helicopter so we kept our speeds down.
As much as I dislike removing tags from new gear, this was the first time I wore my new JR Alter Ego 11.0 Ballistic jacket in the rain. It was also the first time I wore my new helmet, even though I bought it last summer. Since I was in a group, I did not turn on my BlueTooth headset unit. I could not bear to wear my new TourMaster Flex pants so I made do with my older JR Alter Ego with rain cover on top.