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The Bartender, blueflamegsxr, and I looped the above and back to Vancouver via Hope on Sunday - 750 kms. Hwy 7 to Hope was deserted. Probably the best time I've ever spent on the Hope- Princeton: nearly no traffic, altho the pavement - while clean and dry - is getting pretty choppy in places. Cold on the run up to Allison Pass; hot in the Interior. 5A north to Merritt dittos Hope Princeton. Hwy 8 to Spences Bridge was great - a very few fallen rocks, but otherwise not at all sandy or even dusty. Light traffic home down the canyon too. I imagine this will change with the long weekend, as people start to travel within BC more, but riding is pretty ideal right now. Many many bikes out, btw!
 

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Good info, almost went that way after doing the Duffy on Sunday.

Duffy conditions: Early season, plenty of sand on the centerline and anywhere offline. (Plus all the way across the road on the way up going East, at one of the first "Trucks entering highway" signs, which added some tail wagging and excitement at 1xx km/h). Definitely need to stick to the traveled part of the road to avoid the sand.

Pavement was smooth enough, but I was on the Super Tenere, so that's relative. I didn't notice any really bad frost heaves, though the part right by the lake which they narrowed is a touch bumpy. They're putting a new bridge in right at Lillooet, replacing the 1 way with a 2 way bridge, but should be only minor delays.

The run down to Lytton was smooth and clean.
 

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You were a good lead rabbit Don! It's so tempting when the traffic is light like that and really lets you get into a good flow. Slept like a rock on Sunday night, but good to work the muscles and get prepared for the rest of riding season.
 

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Definitely a fantastic start to my riding season. Thank you for leading Don. The lack of traffic has such a dramatic impact on the ride. Less stress from needing to pass slower traffic. More flow linking turn after turn together. Perhaps fewer relaxing moments taking in the scenery, but that can wait until i'm stuck in traffic. If the border does not open this summer, then i expect that becomes a common ride for me this year. Although maybe we shouldnt talk about how good it is, and just let everyone else stick to the Duffey. :)
 

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Nah let the cat out of the bag more bikes isn't 'traffic' they're comrades! I think it's super cool how there seems to be a greater percentage of bikes out vs cars this year.
 

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Although maybe we shouldnt talk about how good it is, and just let everyone else stick to the Duffey. :)
I had a text from RubHerDown, who rode the Duffey on Sunday. "Much better condition since the spring rains washed off the sand. Still a strip of that in the middle..." " Traffic...light and passed without slowing." (which for RHD generally means close to going plaid!) Actually, that sounds about typical for May on the Duffey... And there's not as much auto traffic this year to help blow off the sand either. I'm in no rush...
 

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I had a text from RubHerDown, who rode the Duffey on Sunday. "Much better condition since the spring rains washed off the sand. Still a strip of that in the middle..." " Traffic...light and passed without slowing." (which for RHD generally means close to going plaid!) Actually, that sounds about typical for May on the Duffey... And there's not as much auto traffic this year to help blow off the sand either. I'm in no rush...
5 of us did the Duff Loop on Sat, such a treat to have so little traffic, including our return on the S2S through Whistler, crazy quiet, what a treat!!

Next time it'll probably be the loop you mention above, thanks for the update!
 
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