Day 1 - 832kms
Setting out early Saturday morning, we headed through Sumas crossing with Saint Nick and his gang. Weather was cloudy, but dry until Marblemount when the it got misty. Nick and Co. decided not to bother with the Cascade if it's going to stay misty. Mark and I continued on as our plan was to ride through Washington and then back up to the Kootenays.
Luckily for us it cleared up after Marblemount, just in time to take on the Cascade twisties. It's my first time through the Cascades and I must say it's a beautiful stretch of road. A series of tight esses gave my legs a warmup.
We stopped for lunch at Winthrop at a place called Three Fingered Frank's (read Saint Nick's post for smart remark of this place). For those who haven't been, tt's an interesting cowboy town with authenticity down to the wooden plank floors. The only missing is the bandit and sheriff showdown on the dusty road. As we saddled up again after lunch, we couldn't help to notice an interesting V8 Harley. A Boss Hoss conversion to be exact. If you look at the pictures, you'll notice the seriousness of this conversion. You definitely don't want to drag this thing at a stop light.