First Long Road Trip - Need Advice
(Courtenay, BC, Canada)
I am in my third year of riding and I ride a Suzuki Boulevard S40. I know she is considered a "beginner bike", but I love her ;) My husband and I have done overnight trips, etc. but this August we are planning our first week trip. We live on Vancouver Island, BC and our route will take us to Kelowna, Banff, Jasper, Kamploops, Whistler and then to Victoria, BC for the Labour Day long weekend / Blues fesitval. My husband rides a Suzuki VStrom so he will be carrying a lot more than me ;) My fear is the mountains and the curves...I don't know why. I am a cautious rider, I am "all the gear, all the time", I do RIDE MY OWN RIDE, and I don't speed. I do look through my curves and always look at the horizon. I said to my husband, I don't care if I am doing 40-50 kms around curves...the people behind can enjoy the scenery until I get to the straights where they can pass me. But I am scared because of the "unknown". I am getting more confident everytime I get out there and ride, but I don't want my nerves to get the best of me. We also have bluetooth communication system so we can easily talk back/forth to each other which will help me.
So for all the ladies who have gone through the Rockies or any mountain riding, taken week long trips, I WELCOME ALL tips/tricks.
Thanks ladies, this site has always helped me.
Enjoy your summer and the open air!