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Jun 2nd 2017, 03:03 PM   #16
 
  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  Depends on my mood.
I rode Hwy 3 from Osoyoos to Hope. Low speed limits, a freaking ton of traffic. Hwy 1 from Hope to the 12 intersection was fantastic. 12 to Lillooet was not is good shape but fun. The Sea to Sky from Lillooet for the first few miles was sketchy, then it turns to miles and miles of motorcycle bliss to Pemberton.

When I was there last year they shut 99 down at Pemberton for 6 hours for a damn Triathlon! The only North South route and they shut the damn thing down! No detour. Stuck. Then when they opened it they made us follow the bikes, so from Pemberton to Whistler it was stop and go, bumper to bumper.

From Whistler to Vancouver it was a free for all. Lots of traffic. No fun.

The southern part of BC is no longer on my travel must do list.
Jun 2nd 2017, 04:09 PM   #17
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
Good to know about Hwy 3, it looked like fun on the map, but low limits = meh.

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Jun 3rd 2017, 05:04 AM   #18
 
  Jan 2016
  Kennewick

  Depends on my mood.
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Originally Posted by fiveohford
Good to know about Hwy 3, it looked like fun on the map, but low limits = meh.

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It has potential, but 100 KPH is the highest limit. For absolutely no reason I could see it would drop to 70 or 75 KPH, then a few Kilometers later pop back up to 100, then drop back down.

I rode it on a weekday and traffic was terrible. As you can see on the map, Canada has very few highways between here and there and no efficient alternative routes, (If any alternative routes at all) so everyone is jammed onto one road. Due to traffic, and some assholes in motorhomes who created a 40KPH rolling road block, it took over 4.5 hours to go 255 Km.

There is some sections that make the road ride worthy. when you get to the pass over the mountains, it is very cool, but there is a mine there. Where there is a mine, there are mining trucks. They will harsh your mellow.

The Hope Slide is worth stopping to see.

Hwy 1 that follows the Frasier River north out of Hope is freaking awesome. I can see where a bunch of bike could get impounded. Sea to Sky (99) between Pemberton and Lillooet is not to be missed. Again, a very good revenue spot for the RCMP.

Dusty
Jun 3rd 2017, 05:31 AM   #19
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
Maybe I'll do 97 to 5, then hit 1 out of Hope. Either way, looking forward to some gorgeous scenery

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Jun 5th 2017, 09:16 AM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle, WA

Duffy Lake Road. North of Pemberton is beautiful. Also the Bridge Lakes Region is pretty stunning with a great road and better scenery... Stay at the Alpine House in Whistler. The owner's a moto guy and will treat you right.
Jun 5th 2017, 12:30 PM   #21
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  Jan 2016
  Richland

  Yamaha FZ1, KTM Super Duke GT, Yamaha FJR, Yamaha XS650
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FWIW, a buddy and I are doing a similar trip to BC at the end of June! Check it:

https://trips.furkot.com/ts/WeSKgr
The Icefield Parkway between Jasper and Banff has incredible scenery. It's only about 180 miles but it took us all day because we stopped so many times to take pictures. We got passed by the same woman on a bicycle at least 5 times. Athabasca Falls is a must stop.

https://www.banfflakelouise.com/blog/11stopsip75
Jun 17th 2017, 05:29 PM   #22
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
That's a nice looking route, wish we had more time to cover more distance, but alas...

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Jun 17th 2017, 08:40 PM   #23
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

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Originally Posted by liberpolly
Contrary to the popular belief, it is possible to not exceed the speed limit on sportbikes. Not easy, but possible.

Have lots of fun! I am jealous!


See, the internet IS full of lies!
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