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PostSubject: Ideas for Labor Day Weekend Ride   Ideas for Labor Day Weekend Ride Icon_minitime1Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:22 pm

Gents, I am looking at several options for a Labor day Ride. I've pretty much wore out the Olympic Peninsula, as far East as Leavenworth and South as Mt ST Helens, and looking for options. I have 4 days off from work and want to RIDE! Will pack a small sleeping bag and tarp/poles with bungees, but plan on roach coach motels for the 3 nights. Will do all these eventually, and leaning towards the South to the Redwoods, but I really want to see Canada and Lake McDonald, want to see if North West Canada is as awesome as the NE.  NS and PEI are two of my favorite places on the CONUS.  Open to suggestions too, these are just first drafts. I'd like to hit Glass Beach in CA, but that is a bit too far unless I take super slab and want to limit that.


Ride 1 - Ride North into Canada, through Victoria, up on that Peninsula thing then back


Ride 2 - Ride West out to Lake McDonald


Ride 3 - Ride South on the Coast to / through the Redwoods

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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Labor Day Weekend Ride   Ideas for Labor Day Weekend Ride Icon_minitime1Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:06 am

I can't comment on the US side, but Vancouver Island is absolutely spectacular. If you have time to make a detour to Tofino (west coast of the Island) you should do that: I think it is the most incredible coastline I have ever seen.
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PostSubject: Re: Ideas for Labor Day Weekend Ride   Ideas for Labor Day Weekend Ride Icon_minitime1Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:08 pm

California Loop: See excellent route suggestion from Harry [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. This will get you started from Salem, OR.

Avoid the Oregon coast. Lovely but typically choked with Winnebagos. Strongly suggest you extend the loop a little bit south if you can. CA Highway 3, Yreka to Hayfork is stunning. CA Highway 36 to the coast will leave you gibbering with adrenaline and theosophical wonder.

Canada Route: Strongly concur that Tofino is not to be missed. Only problem is that it is a deadend. Good call on the Sunshine Coast loop to east coast of Vancouver Island. Alternate, for another day, is Whistler - Pemberton - Duffy Lake - Lilloett, then east...
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