I've been on a few __too many__ roads that I don't care to go back to. After reading this... I wanted to do a dry run (in my car) so that I know what to expect. I'm not ready to go on this 600 Kms loop with a bunch of hotshots.
I'm shaking my head for about 70 Kms between Pemberton and Lillooet. No way is this stretch any fun on a sportbike. For a paved road, on a 1 to 10 scale, it rates a 2 on many parts. A "1" would be a death trap. This will be the first time for me to encounter a piece of pavement where the posted speed limit is too *high*. Nothing on this stretch of road rates any higher than a 6! Sure glad I didn't plan a days riding around this loop.
-- loose debris, sand and crumbling pavement everywhere
-- rocks, the kind from rock slides, sharp and mean looking kind, plent of those
-- patches on top of patches on top of patches on top of patches
-- small bumps, big bumps, bumpy all over the place
-- lots of blind corners
-- maybe 6 single lane bridges of the scary variety
-- the road is plain too narrow, shoulder, what shoulder
-- "you dead" drop offs without barriers or warnings
-- painted lines must be original, who knows how many years old
And the piece between Lillooet to Lytton (60 Kms) is only so so. Now that I've seen it, I'm not going back on a sportbike.
If you are going to try this, please slow down. Set aside 12 or 15 hours. You will want rest stops. Did I mention you are dodging huge logging trucks too?