So as some of you know I recently got back from vacation and people are wondering how it went.
It all started by me riding my bike out to the kootenays about 1000 km's so it should be a good ride I thought. Nice in Vancouver when I left and weather called for sunny breaks all across southern BC. Nice, I thought, good day to ride. Chilliwack, small sprinkles of rain nothing too serious, closer to Hope, steady light rain, still alright. Gas and full rain gear on in Hope, going over the Hope/Princeton, got freaking soaked beyond belief and rain gear not holding up too good Only about 800 more km's to go!!
Heavy rain and fog until Osoyoos and then stopped raining in Grand Forks. 5 km's outside of Grand Forks...Rain. I'm still guna tough this one out I thought and kept on going.
Going over the Salmo/Creston......SNOW...hahaha gotta take that stuff SLOW. So I was soaked to the bone and going through snow and freezing my ass off, but laughing at it cuz things can only get better right?
Wrong. Late Thursday afternoon I arrive in Sparwood at my Mom's house shivering but happy to be there and ......nobody home...hahaha. So I chill out at the neighbours house and shower up and get into clean dry clothes. Then my parents come home, couple hour visit and I want to go for a ride(wierd because I just rode over 1000 km that same day) So I go for a little rip
Riding down the main drag and downshift to first and hit about 7500 rpm and BOOM!!!! sputter sputter sputter. I turn the bike off and start freaking out cuz I thought I blew it up. After a couple of phone calls to Fish(extremeriderz)
I got my bike apart and find one of the spark plugs completely out of the hole.
Wierd but I thightened it up and threw it back together and vroom fired up and sounded normal
Next Morning my digital camera wont turn on. Thought, hmmm must have got a little damp from the ride and let it dry out. Rest of that day pretty uneventfull. That night however, I saw a cop pull a handcuffed guy into a huge bon-fire and when people were scrambling to get the two guys out of the fire three more cops are swinging at peoples knees who were trying to drag the guys out. Damn... what a wierd night that was.
Next night was our little towns Caberet. Cheap drinks and lots of old friends. Untill after when some people are acting all tough and fighting. I go in and break up this completely unfair fight and push the aggressor back and told him to cool off. Then, I turn around and there is this cop standing there, probably about 23 or 24 and he pepper sprays me!!! I didnt get a direct hit so I turned away and then back again to talk to him and he got all freaked out cuz it didnt really phase me, and I was trying to tell him that I was stopping it. At this point he was reaching for his club so I step back and another cop comes in from behind me and sprays me again. Direct hit, I take a knee and they arrest me. FUN!!!!
After talking with some witnesses they decide to take me down to the station and clean me up and then give me a ride home. And this is only Day 3.
After all that I pretty much stayed inside and in slow moving cars untill it was time to head back here.
The ride back was totally looking up with beautiful weather across the province. Full tank of gas and I'm off. Back to the city.
I took an excellent route back with lots of detours and twisty raods. Awesome just bloody Awesome.
I get to just east of Princeton and looking forward to being at home and then BOOM!!!! again same as before but this time it took all the aluminum threads with it and I could not tighten the Spark plug back up and try and lag it back home. Had to call the Roomate and he came out and got me, Three hour drive east just to get to me and thenback to Van.
Now I am driving my car and the bike is @ 5th Gear getting fixed.
DAMN!!!!!! what a crappy trip