A Shortcut Tommy!
Tommy from Chile next to his BMW sidecar he bought in Switzerland to the USA in Princeton, British Columbia, Canada
Lake Roche Campground to side of the road near Heliotrope Ridge Trailhead (spider camp)
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Day 16 - I left Roche and aimed for Vancouver. I took some breathtaking roads to Merritt before finding a windy road to Princeton. As I navigated a U-turn I saw a green machine and a man named Tommy from Chilé (not Chilli). I hit it off with the mechanic who’d owned the bike, shipped from his time in Switzerland, 40 years ago. A true adventure rider with his dachshund companion he’s done over 400k miles. Sharing a brotherly hug I got to Coalmont where the lovely store attended told the only way West is a hazardous dirt road. I followed her instructions to a tee and landed on the 5 South. I got lost and ran out of time and bypassed VC (Sorry Kirstin Oliver!). I left Canada and pushed to Mt. Baker where I slept with the spiders off the road. I’m not joking, the forest floor was teeming with them. Cute, but creepy! 😱