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2010 Mulholland Highway - California

2014 Trip Planning – Return Trip Itinerary

After some planning and looking at routes home from Stinson Beach I’ve come up with an itinerary that will get me back home with a few days to spare before my son’s birthday.

Lots of riding on this trip – over 7,500 kilometres in 14 days and that’s without side trips, detours or any additional spins off the beaten path.

Golden Gate Bridge

2014 Family Vacation and Ride – Stinson Beach, California

Our first family vacation will be a trip to California which will involve 2/3 of us flying (son and spouse) and 1/3 (me) riding there and back by motorcycle.

We will be spending a week together in the Bay Area of California, more specifically Stinson Beach and day trips around the San Francisco area.

Cordcutting – Update – Two Months

It’s been nearly two months since we cut the cord and stopped ordering cable TV from our local provider Shaw Cable. To be honest, it really hasn’t been that big of a deal. We really haven’t missed having cable TV at all.

We have upgraded to 50Mb/s data and get local programming over the cable as an antenna. Still get sports like hockey on CBC, TSN and occasionally on American stations. We still get local news…

Cordcutting – Cutting off Cable TV Subscription

Over the past few years as internet speeds have increased, television show quality decreased, and my interest in paying large sums monthly to large national corporations waned, I decided it was time to ‘cut the cord’ and discontinue Cable TV subscription.

Over the past ten years we have progressively cut down our TV watching as a general rule. We watch the news (national and local) and a handful of well-produced and top quality shows. More and…

Prairie Mountain Ridge

Hike – Prairie Mountain Ridge

Had a chance to escape the city today with my hiking friend Taylor. She’s always game to go for a walk, especially when it is in the mountains.

We were out in Bragg Creek last week and in certain dark hollows the ground has snow already. The dog days of summer indeed.

Today, we took a trail that is right across the highway from the Elbow Falls parking area. I knew nothing about it. The pictures weren’t…

Day 9 – Prince George, BC to Home

Final Day

Travel Time: 10:00am-8:00pm
High Temp: 28 celcius (McBride, BC)
Low Temp: 9 celcius (Bow Summit – Icefields Parkway)
Distance: 804 kilometres to the door of my garage! Whew!

The last days of a journey like this are always odd. Part of me doesn’t want it to end because I really love exploring. The other part is tired from all the riding and glad to get home and see family.

The bike is still performing weirdly but…

Bear Glacier - Hyder, AK

Day 8 – Hyder, AK to Prince George

Travel Time: 7:00am-8:00pm
Low Temp: 8 celcius (Hyder,AK)
High Temp: Stella First Nations Reserve (Gas Stop 30 celcius)
Distance: 703 kilometres

I awoke to rap tap tapping on my door. Who goes there at this ungodly hour? It’s only a few minutes after 6:00am. Turns out that David had indeed not set his watch back another hour and was still on BC time. He thought we were late getting out on the road. Haha.

The bonus of…