Sadly, touring is out of the question for some time. I'm no spring chicken and although my health is excellent I have no desire to play russian roulette with covid.
Me too. I had my maps out, and a whole scheme (NM, CO) laid out. Put the maps away last weekend... breaks my heart...This is the part that hit hard on us this year, had plans to go for a 2 week ride..
Looks like i'll have to wait it out till mid/late summer and will be riding in BC only.
BUT: a couple guys on the FB .604 site have done Hope> Princeton > Merritt and return, and the Duffey (both directions). Pretty darn early for either, especially the Duffey, which was apparently really dusty and gritty, but good on 'em for just getting out and riding! OK, stay conservative and don't put yourself in the hospital, but. really. aside from gas stations, "separation" is what it's all about!
And I too look forward to a slow opening in BC and AB. There's plenty of great riding in the Interior, the Kootenays, the Rockies, etc... I actually thought about riding to Fort MacMurray just to see what oil sands country looks like, before it all closes up with $35 per barrel oil!