"Good Morning Students"
"Good Morning Bill"
In today's class on riding we will discuss the bonehead move I made last night.
I had a meeting this morning in William Lake so I decided to ride up from YVR
So first off I decided to ride the S2S to see where my Olympic Dollars are going. Nice construction zone and I was only able to scoot to the front of the line once.
It did seem to me that some of you have set a very bad example with the RCMP. I was doodling along in the Construction zone when my trusty V-1 points out "Danger ahead" I look at my speed 58 in a 60 - seems fine but I roll off to 48 just because the tones are getting stronger and I can't remember which speed limit is where on the old S2S.
I fondly remember in 1987 when I was a Whistler - Van Commuter and I ran with a top watch a 59 minute run from the Blackcomb base to the 1200 Block parking lot on West Georgia - but I digress.
So there I was coming around a corner and all of a sudden I got a snootful of Agressive Ka Band from one of Canada'a finest. As soon as he saw the bike he began hard braking and started to move for a quick U turn... then I guess he looked at the speed and as I went by him he gave me a WTF look. Make no mistake these fine individuals are looking (hunting) for bikes on the S2S and especially in the Construction Zone.
I proceeded north and east on the Duffy Lake - what a piece of crap that road has turned into!!! It is not a road for "brisk" travel like it used to be.
So now to the crux of today's lesson. As I pulled away from the corner of 97 & 99 making a nice power on big lean left turn from a stop the mighty Wing decided that it would slide all the way across the road on the lovely layer of "Fresh Sand " that has been applied by the highway crew doing asphalt repair. I was so busy watching for the oily slimy asphalt cold patch I missed the sand completly- it was partially in the sahde but still no excuse.
I managed to stay upright but take care there
Northbound on 97 instant on radar was busy ( 2 rolling at me) and I was again saved once by Mr V-1 and once by the flashy flashy of Mr Ken Worth
At the Horsehoe Bay mess the West Vancouver, Police were sitting behind (100 yards) from the Radar speed sign, effectively hiding their own unit's signal. The V-1 Counter indicated 2 sources, apparently the individual in the BMW Z 3 was relying on his Escort far too heavily as he blew past me at 30 over his unit ringing away on his dash
Home today same route