Tuesday, May 30, 2017

ScooterBob Attends Saturday Morning Coffee

While there are no stellar photos in this post, our initial intentions were to find some covered bridges for ScooterBob.

Alas, we were waylaid at Saturday Morning Coffee and just rode home for lunch after.

BobSkoot used to enjoy attending coffee when he was in town so we had to take him for his first Corvallis outing at Coffee.

It was a small group that showed up for coffee with only 5 in attendance, but we were all on bikes.

(ScooterBob with 2 Tiger 955's, a Versys 300, a Ducati Monster 1200, and a Daytona 675)
No, your eyes do not deceive you, there were two Triumph Tiger 955's in Lucifer orange.  PolarBear replaced his stolen black Tiger with an orange one to match Troubadour's.

(The bikes get a closer view of ScooterBob)
Troubadour thinks this looks like when a dog wanders into a cow pasture and they all get a close up look and are curious as to what it is.

I took one last picture of the crew with ScooterBob.

(L-R-Troubadour, Polar Bear, Melissa, and Josh)
We are hoping to get out and get some proper pics and give ScooterBob a nice tour, but with prior obligations it will take a week or two.

Stay tuned.

- Troubadour & Trobairitz

Saturday, May 13, 2017

iMBC 2017

This airplane on a stick was in Princeton, BC, at the local airstrip. I thought it looked kinda cool and a good Scooterbob backdrop. Shortly after this picture was taken, we were across the border into Washington headed for the Hood River. I met with YouTube RV vloggers (not moto-vloggers) Tom and Lori who were workcamping as campground hosts for the Toll Bridge County Park. I have not met very many retired couples before who were full time in their 5th wheel RV so it was an interesting conversation.

After a stop in Vancouver, WA, to unload stuff from the truck. I headed down to Corvallis, OR. On the way I picked up moto-blogger, ChrisL of everydayriding.org, at the Portland airport. Dropping him off turned this from simply a hand-off to a moto-blogger meetup. Scooterbob is now onto new adventures with Troubadour and Trobairitz (they're the ones on the left).

BTW, I couldn't figure out if it was ScooterBob or Scooterbob. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Almost Through Canada


Today's travels took us on a familiar road with a midday stop at the Williams Lake Visitor's Center. They had great free Wi-Fi and an Indian food truck in the parking lot. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

End of the Alaska Hwy

We made it the the other end of the Alaska Highway this afternoon. So, unlike the sign says, we are exiting the "World Famous Alaska Highway". 


Here is a better view of the sign. Usually this place is packed with every one wanting their motorcycle/bicycle/SUV or whatever in front of the sign. Today, we were the only ones there. 


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Finally Heading South

Scooterbob is on the move again. We are heading down the Alaska Highway except we are doing it backwards compared to the "norm". The first stop was Birch Lake about 70 miles southwest of Fairbanks. Theoretically it's on the Richardson Highway and not the Alaska Highway. Still a little bit of ice. 

The end of the Alaska Hwy is usually a busy place. But we are still well before the normal tourist season. The visitors center was still closed for the season. 

We stopped at the border to get another popular photo stop for just about anyone visiting Alaska. Again, no one else around. This will prove to be the norm for the next couple of days. Canadian customs is still 20km down the road. 

After an overnight stop in Whitehorse, YT, we got an early start. The bridge is where the Alaska Highway crosses the Yukon River. 

Muncho Lake was still pretty frozen. This is in the Canadian Rockies and is one of best locations to spot wildlife. Going through here we passed about two dozen caribou. Later on, a couple of rock sheep, about 30-40 buffalo and one black bear. The bear looked like it was waiting for a bicyclist.