Category: Motorcycle Trip 2014

Motorcycle Trip 2014 – Calgary to San Francisco – Summary

Total Number of Day for Trip: 20 days
Total Number of Days Riding: 13 days
Total Distance Traveled by Motorcycle: 4749.2 miles / 7643.1 kilometres (most distance in least number of days) – an average of 587 per day
Warmest Temp: 43 in Death Valley – smoking hot!
Lowest Temp: 6 Whitefish, MT – yikes!…

Day 22 – The Ride Home – Kalispell to Calgary

Distance: 316 miles / 509 kilometres
Temps: Low 6 celcius (outside of Whitefish to border crossing) / High 18 Fernie, BC
Riding Time: 8:15 – 2:45pm

The last days of my summer tours are always a bit bitter sweet. I’m tired and glad to go home, but also I really do enjoy exploring and seeing new…

Day 21 – Clarkston to Kalispell, MT

Distance: 336 miles / 541 kilometres
Temps: Low 9 celcius Lolo Pass / High 15 Kalispell
Riding Time: 9 – 5:30 pm

Today was a relatively easy day distance-wise and the beginning of the end of the trip. As you go farther north there are less twisty roads to get excited about and the temperatures start…

Day 20 – Baker City to Clarkston, WA

Distance: 286.1 miles / 460 kilometres
Riding Time: 9:00-5:30
Temps: Low 18 Celcius (start of day) / High 34 Hells Canyon

Another awesome day of riding. 

Showers through the night disippated and left behind cloudless skies for today’s ride.

Today’s ride included Hells Canyon, Wallowa Mountain Road FR39 and the Rattlesnake Grade. 

I’d read about the Hells Canyon Rally…

Day 19 – Bend to Baker City, OR

Distance: 282.2 miles / 454 kilometres
Riding time: 8:45-4:00pm
Temps: Low 14 McKenzie Pass / High 32 Paulina

I really enjoyed my stay at the Old St. Francis hotel. Great vibe and atmosphere. The food was amazing – spicy prawn linguini (chock full of prawns). I had a sampling of some of the beers and really…