First Long Motorcycle Vacation
(Courtenay, BC, Canada)
Our Trip Route
Hello ladies: Awhile back, I posted on the forum about me being nervous of taking our first long motorcycle ride through the Rockies. I ride a Suzuki Boulevard S40 and I am in my third year of riding. All of you who posted...THANK YOU! Your tips/advice really helped me. I am happy to say that we put on over 2,800 kms (1,700 miles) on the bikes that week and I experienced mountain riding, hairpins, gravel, mud roads, riding in the pouring rain (luckily only one day). It was the best vacation ever! Don't let the hills, curves, etc. scare you, know your ride, breathe easy and enjoy! That is what I did. Was I cautious on some curves, etc. YEP, but each curve, etc., I gained more confidence. Oh, and if anyone says a S40 can do long rides, etc. Yes it can! While not the greatest bike to do a trip like this with, she was a rockstar ;) But, this trip also madem me realize that it is time I upgraded my bike, so the hubby and I are going to do some online researching over the winter. Can't wait for our next trip on my new bike (whatever it may be).
Safe riding everyone and, again, thank you! I love this forum.