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Day 19 – Nelson, BC to Calgary, AB – End of Trip

Distance: 644 kilometres
Temperature: Low 11 (Nelson) / High 18 (Fernie)
Travelling Time: 6:15am – 2:00pm (loss of hour crossing time zones)

I got up early thinking I’d catch the first ferry across Kootenay Lake and get one last run down the 3A to Creston. When I checked out and loaded my bike I changed my…

Day 18 – Wenatchee, Wa to Nelson, BC

Distance: 628 kilometres
Temperature: Low 24 (Start of day) / High 30 (Tonasket onward)
Riding Time: 7:30am-5:30pm

The trip has come full-circle. This is the bookend to what has been a terrific riding adventure. It’s somewhat fitting that the journey ends where it basically began with the VFR meet. It’s also nice to have one day…

Day 3 – Nelson, BC to Merritt, BC

Distance: 530 kilometres
Temperature: Low 16 / High 34
Riding Time: 10:15am – 6:30pm


We had a really nice day for riding. It started out really sunny and beautiful in Nelson. We both needed a bit of extra sleep so we didn’t get things going today until after 8am.

We had a delicious breakfast at the Hume…

Day 1 – Calgary to Nelson, BC

Distance: 635 kilometres
Temp: Low 8/High 22


We made it successfully. Fiona did especially well on her first long day ride. No mishaps or issues to report for our first day.

The start was a bit of a concern as the temperature in Calgary was only 8 degrees, cloudy and threatened rain. It was a very chilly…

weekend trip to nelson, bc

what a fantastic weekend of riding.
the trip began in calgary with a destination of nelson, british columbia. beautiful weather in the high 20s to start.

picked up another rider in okotoks, just outside of calgary and headed out to longview, which soon after we realized who was going to ride and stick together for the…