Exploring the Thompson Valley – We met a new rider out of Whistler who has been riding for the past 50 years, he didn’t ride like your typical 60 year old I will tell you that.
We started the day early, which meant a cool trip up over the Duffey Lake Road to get the morning started. As we made our way up the tight switchbacks and into the Alpine region the road opened up beautifully and the traffic was light. The sun began peeking over the snow covered mountain tops and shining in our faces and it was obvious it was going to be a great day. The trip over the Duffey was perfect, no traffic and sunshine mixed with 200 corners over a span of 100 km’s is a perfect way to start any motorcyclists day. We grabbed fuel in Lillooet and began planning the next leg of the journey. We had a few ideas that sounded fun but our friend quickly stepped in with a master plan that topped ours and who can really argue with wisdom?
We had our plan, tanks were full and lunch was packed so we headed North. The road North is really something special, it offers a very diverse riding experience as you leave Lillooet it climbs gradually up and up and up overlooking the Fraser River and Lillooet. The road is very smooth with gentle corners that just flow along, next your encounter a near perfect right hander followed by a 180 degree left into a one-way underpass into an washed out off-road section and then back into some really neat tighter corners. The road is made for motorcyclists.
We find our road, it takes us from the smooth pavement to a double track path that twists its way up and over this mountain. It had great traction, lots of fun whoops, cross ditches, tight corners and the scenery is amazing.
These beautiful roads went on forever through ranches and across mountains and down into valleys. It was an epic full day Adventure