This cloudy morning seven bikes arrived at the start location for this ride today. George, Richard, Stan, Brent, Mike, Dave and Ed. Hwy 1 east to Hope where we stopped for gas and to meet up with four more riders. Louis, Wayne, Ken and Glen. Now eleven bikes heading east on Hwy 3 and first stop Manning Park for a short break. Next stop Princeton to refuel. The stops are important so everyone can have a few laughs, tell stories and discuss any funny or strange sights on the way. Now heading for the half way point of the ride, but first a stop at the historic Coalmont Hotel. Had to have a picture with today’s bike at the Hotel. Next destination before turning back the way we came is Tulameen and Otter Lake. The road in from Princeton had 5 or 6 places with a lot of gravel or mud on it from a recent flood and looks like maybe a mud slide or two. The use of caution was useful to prevent any unplanned events.
Once back in Princeton finding a restaurant that wasn’t full was a challenge, and we decided on Billy’s Family Restaurant. It took a long time to get our meals, but they were very good and I thought price was good as well. We were a little behind our schedule so we road straight home from Princeton without any stops. The weather turned to sunny and not too hot with a high of 30 in Princeton. The Hwy 3 was much better than last time we were on it with a lot of new pavement.