PRESSING TO FT SAINT JOHN
Trip Start Jul 16, 2010
15Trip End Jul 31, 2010
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No need to talk about the mundane riding except to say that I would never tour the great northwest any other way except by bike
As it turns out, we were supposed to stop in Ft Nelson for the night. Instead we ate supper in Ft Nelson and continued rolling through the night (literally) and landed in Ft St. John around midnight Wednesday night. Frankly, riding at night on these roads boarders of stupidity. The construction sites can kill a biker on a clear day much less in the dark—not to mention the animals like moose that you really don’t want to meet. The guys had to pry my hands off the handlebars once we finally got to our hotel. But it’s a good thing we pressed on because the next morning we found out that a few hours after we passed a rail road crossing just outside of Ft Nelson, there had been a collision on the track resulting in the train derailing. The Alaskan Hwy was closed indefinitely that night. Had we been on the other side of the tracks, we would have never made it back to Seattle by Saturday.
Along the way we stopped at Liard Hot Springs and took a dip for a couple hours, saw some great four-legged residence of the area, and enjoyed some more beautiful scenery.