This will be year # 2 for what I call "the numb-bum"/ "dumb-ass" ride. basically consisted of a solo 1 day 800ish km and 12 1/2 hrs total. Last year was the first year and weather was so good and ride was fantastic I have to do it again, but I am not sure if there are any hwy constructions that will damper my route or if I should reverse direction for traffic reasons.
Here was my route:
5:30am Hwy #1 to Hope: gas
Hwy #3 stop in Hope Slide and Mannning for views and pics, ride to Princeton: gas.
(Manning @ 7:30am is friggin' cold even in August - this year bringing the electric vest!)
Hwy #5A/97C to back side of Merritt: gas
Hwy #8 to Spences Bridge
11:30am Hwy #1 to Cache Creek: for lunch / gas
Hwy #99 Marble Canyon, Pavillion Lakes, Lillooet: stop, gas
" " Duffy Lake road-Pemberton(last year this part really sucked as I was getting hot,tired and following motorhomes on the last 1/3rd of the way to Mt Currie & not much if any room to safely pass)
Hwy #99 to Whistler: gas, stop
Hwy #1 Upper Levels: Finally home. 6:30pm
Not much in the way of traffic until heading to Mt Currie and a little on the #1due to an accident.
Let me know what you think.
ps I also did this ride on a friday not a weekend so I know that played a part in less traffic.
ps: I have not yet set a date or times yet but if anyone is interested let me know. pace was moderate to fast.