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Published: July 30th 2021
Now I’ve done them both
This is the Southern end at Hwy 17
We had quite a thunderstorm last night. It came in waves from about midnight through six this morning so I kept getting woken up or maybe I would have woken up anyway. In any case I stayed in bed till 9:20 by which time things were drying up half decent. I dried of the bike which despite being parked under the awning got wet. Have a cover for it but it’s such a paid to fold back up I only use it if I can’t have the bike covered otherwise.
Bacon, eggs and toast started the day off and by the time I finished up the dishes it was about 11:30 so maybe that made it brunch instead. I changed into my riding cloths and took off for Hwy 129. If you’ve ever heard someone mention “the tail of the dragon” or “Deals Gap”in Tennessee it’s a well know stretch of road boasting 318 curves in 11 miles and is also route 129. Someone here is trying to exploit that number and it seems to be gaining traction. I don’t know how many curves there are on our “tail of the dragon” in Ontario but it’s 222Km
long according to Google Maps and a beautiful winding road. Because I didn’t get started till noon I didn’t have time to ride the whole thing but did take another nice road getting to 129 for a total of five hours riding today. There is a store called the trading post along the route selling shirts etc. with tail of the dragon on them and two dragon statues out front for photo opps.
I stopped for gas and a picture as did several other bikes and cars. I couldn’t resist a Klondike bar either but only ate half. Ice cream is definitely one thing I miss being a diabetic. Even the “no sugar added” ice cream has a fair bit of natural sugar in it. I did leave without a shirt though. I took the quickest roads back to camp with only one stop to fill the tank which got me back at 5:30.
I had one steak and one chicken breast thawed in the fridge and decided on the chicken because I had beef last night. I made Thai green curry chicken again. I bought two more cans of coconut cream before I left Sicamous and still
have some curry paste. I’ll start my weekend with a steak tomorrow night.
After supper I washed the dishes and prepared the trailer for the bike. It’s in the way but I loaded it up so I can leave early tomorrow without disturbing anyone by starting it in the morning. I split some kindling in preparation of a fire and then went to the office to see about redeeming my KOA points. When I checked in I was 15 points short of a $25 discount so the lady was versed enough to ask me if I had been at a KOA the previous night which I had. She said it can take up to 48 hours after checkout to receive the points so to come back to the office today to see if they had been credited to me. Sure enough they were and I got a $25 refund. I’m glad of that because this I likely my last KOA visit this year unless I end up at one for thanksgiving weekend but I seriously doubt it. This is the first season I’ve ever stayed at a KOA campground and as I believe I stated earlier, it’s only because
it was easy to book spots back in December when I planned this whole trip. That’s not to say I have anything against them, I just don’t normally go out of my way to search for them. They have much better coverage in the US than Canada.
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