Getting ready for our 2013 adventure - BMW Luxury Touring Community
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old Jun 12th, 2013, 2:06 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
gerhard's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Exeter, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,536
Getting ready for our 2013 adventure

Cherie and I will be leaving on our trip to Canada's west coast in a week. Cherie has been asking me about what to pack for a couple of weeks now, every time she asks if I need this or that I respond less is better, hope I get some socks and underwear though. I just made a chocolate bar that we will give to folks we meet along the way, so if you see two lost souls on a motorcycle come talk to us and Cherie may just have a chocolate for you. We did that last year on our Newfoundland trip and it was a great icebreaker for starting conversations and getting recommendations. Anyway hope to see some members during our travels.


gerhard is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old Jun 12th, 2013, 3:45 pm
Senior Member
Bighopper's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 696
Re: Getting ready for our 2013 adventure

Make sure you got the RAIN gear...It seems like it rains every day lately.....

BGB 602
2016 R1200RT LC Purchase March
2003 R1150GSA Black Beast (purchased Nov 2011- 32,372klms)
2006 K1200LT Grey
(Purchased 2008, 7,350 mls) Trade in on 2016 RT at 80,600miles
1975 Norton John Player Replica (Sold When I got Married)
1973 Norton Interstate
1965 Atlas 750
1971 Triumph Trail Blazer(Rode from London to Sydney Aust, no maps for that)
2014 Tour Balkans
2017 3 mth tour of Australia
2018 Tour Namibia,Botswana, Zimbabwe

2019 Tour Peru
2020 Tour Greece (Sept/Oct)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Bighopper is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old Jun 12th, 2013, 4:11 pm
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Cannington, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 609
Re: Getting ready for our 2013 adventure

We've made the trip a couple of times and had a great time. Rain gear is a must and something warm for those long wet days and evening riding. We travel very light expecting we can always buy what we need along the way. Have you decided on a route? My preference is the Yellowhead. I found the trans Canada boring but did rather enjoy the curve. I think it was in Sask somewhere. Those chocolate bars are an excellent idea. If you decide to go retail with them let me know.
TWheels is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old Jun 20th, 2013, 10:03 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
gerhard's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Exeter, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,536
Re: Getting ready for our 2013 adventure

Well I am officially on my way. Have time to meet with a couple of friends on route as long as I am at the Calgary airport Monday evening. Here are a few photos from the day.


Crossing the Blue Bridge

One of the most pleasant border crossings ever, no wait no fuss

At the Mackinac bridge

On the Mackinac bridge
gerhard is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Adventure BMW Chesapeake City, VA rkimmel2 Dealer Experiences 4 Mar 15th, 2014 6:24 pm
Registration Open for 2013 Georgia Mountain Rally R100RT_Mark Rides, Rallies and Get-togethers 2 Apr 21st, 2013 12:00 pm
Short guy wants a GS Adventure mpillis GS Series 10 Feb 17th, 2008 10:22 pm
Alcan5000 dougholck Northern California 3 Apr 4th, 2006 7:08 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome