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Kelvin is a lucky
guy. His wife bought him this trip. On his first trip to Canada he stole
the heart of one of our Canadian girls and took her back to Australia.
I heard they like
beer in Australia. Kelvin was no exception and enjoyed a beer or two after
every ride. Kevin and Dana joined in and we had a great time riding and
telling stories. It was fun listening to the riding tales of Australia
are deciding who is going to clean this bike!
Home Base Tour
personalized vacation package for a father, his son and their close family
friend Paul. Lee and Brian don't get enough opportunity to get together.
Brian has moved to another state and now has a family of his own. The
two retired friends are just like two kids enjoying their retirement -
that is so great to see. They logged 5280 miles on their vacation traveling
by car across the USA and Canada. Meanwhile, Brian flew to meet them in
Kalispell MT. The Beaver Lodge at Jim Smith Lake was the perfect setting
for these guys to get together again - just like the old days.
quotes---- "I have looked at all your pictures and I am very
impressed at your ability to capture the experience. Dave, you have enriched
our lives with the tour you have crafted and personalized for all three
of us. All of us loved it and want to do it again." "Please
say Hi to Brenda for me. She seems like the backbone of your organization
and helped us a bunch.,"
"Thanks for an outstanding experience."
Lee Musson, Rochester hills, MI.
Paul's quote--- "Glad
you left the railroad."
Brian wrote a very
amusing poem about their daily adventures and presented it to me on a
"thanks" card. It was great!
trip I'll remember forever! Thank you for everything." "There
should be more people like you."
Brian Musson, Rio Rancho, NM
Home Base "A" Tour
Don and his good friend
Keith came up from Silver Springs, MD. They helped out and joined in on
the Speed TV ride then joined up for a ride with John Dolllison from Australia.
Don is the owner of Woodsblaster Off-Road Performance Products and responsible
for all the cool bark busters and accessories on our bikes. These two
guys are always entertaining to ride with!
John Dollisson came from New South Wales, Australia. He had a great ride
joining in with Don, Keith, Mike and Ryan.
laid back guy on the left is my nephew Mike Johnson, he has been guiding
with us since he got his license at sixteen. He doesn't look fast in the
picture does he? Awesome guy to have along on the tight trails. Mike loves
the single track. He's the guy who has helped lay out and maintain the
technical "A" rider trails. Even though he works mostly full
time at his regular job, built a new home, and is now a proud husband
and dad, he still somehow manages to find time to join in on our rides.
guy on the right is Ryan Farrow. A very interesting and talented young
man who joined us this summer. Ryan contacted Backroads Adventures hoping
to complete a practicum requirement of his Adventure Tourism Course. He
has all the right credentials - loves to ride, great personality and a
licensed bike mechanic. He now has his adventure tourism guide certificates
and possesses a true zest for adventure. It was a real pleasure to meet
and work with Ryan. He is now in school again taking the Advanced for
Leaders Adventure Tourism Course. He has a great future as a guide.
Base Training Tours
Base Rider Training Course" arranged by our friend Noritaka Nagamochi,
E&G International Tour Company based in Tokyo, Japan. Our good friend
Barry Brooks showed up to guide and help us with his Japanese interpretative
We had a blast with
these guys. I was quite surprised at the skill level of some of the riders
during the basic skills sessions, especially the pylons - something they
obviously have practiced. I was told this is a very strict part of the
Japanese motorcycle license exam.
basic skill sessions proved very valuable when we progressed to the logs
and technical trails. .
This training tour
was incorporated into a scenic tour of the Rockies. Our enduro and expert
pylon riders were keen to help the other riders by showing off their skills.
On the more technical sections we separated the group. Some rode a different
route with guides Bruce and Barry to give all rider abilities a fair chance
to practice their learning objectives. We all learned from the experience
and improved our riding techniques. We wrapped up with a few local Kokanee
beers, a night out for dinner at our favorite restaurant followed by a
midnight campfire party. This tour is scheduled again for next year with
E&G International however anyone is invited to sign up to join them.
A great way to improve your riding skills, have a great ride and meet
some new friends. Check our website schedule for the next tour dates.
One on One, Personalized
Home Base Tour
Nagamochi from E&G International contacted me with a request for
a one on one guided off road tour. A single supplement fee is charged
for this type of ride. However, this is a great way to get the most
out of your vacation time. When time permits I am happy for the opportunity
to ride with a smaller group. It's a great way to kick back, relax and
spend time getting to know our guests. For those who are a little shy
and uncomfortable in a group this is a great way to enjoy the ride without
having to change preferences for the other riders. Nanako really enjoyed
touring on the many miles of high grade scenic backcountry roads. This
lady likes speed. In Japan she rides a sweet CBR, a dualsport bike and
a sharp looking black Nissan sports car.
I am much obliged to you,
during my trip I remember the kindness of your friends. As for me. It
was pleasant that I ran by motorcycle in nature of Canada. I will send
the photographs of my motorcycles and my car, please present them to
Doug and Kevin.
hope to see you again!
Nanakko KAMIJO, Tokyo, Japan"
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