Well I got here. Turned out it took a bit longer than I anticipated.
Much to my surprise they cut off motorcycles for the ferry. One other unlucky guy and I got left behind with all the cars.
Bike is still getting run in. I ended up staying on the highway rather than use the scenic coast road.
I am a bit slow. I was laying down on the tank like a crotch rocket at 100 or 110.
North of Campbell River turned out to be further than I thought took me over 3 hours. I forgot how high and cold it is.
I found I was happier at about 80 to 90 particularly when it got cold. Not much traffic, I let a few past.
It got dark and Iím not supposed to be out after dark. Spent a lot of time riding into a setting sun. I figured best to keep to a comfortable speed and get there. On two wheels, in once piece. rather than try riding faster than my abilities. So it got dark.
I updated my ETA at Campbell River. Still was optimistic. Missed it by a ways.
Couple of things I need for longer rides. Decent luggage rack. Warmer gear. Or more layers. A windshield. It had been hot in Vancouver. Even riding up to Campbell River was warm enough.
I was pretty dam cold when I got here. Fortunately it didnít rain.
I hit a lot of bugs. Some pretty big.
Well the headlight is pretty darn good. Way better than my old bikes of decades ago. Even the low beam lit the road well.
Not that I should know this cause Iím not supposed to be out after dark. When I head home I will be starting in the morning.
I never thought about a better tool kit or tire repair kit. I should have those.
Enjoyed it. Would have been much better if I had set out earlier.
Bottom line the Street Twin is tougher than I am.