It all started in Jasper, a beautiful town in a beautiful area. I would go back in a heartbeat, just to see it again. I started late because of the weather forecast, that of getting better as the day progressed. I got one block and got a red light. George Merriweather, my sometimes roommate, caught me so I had to ride with him for a while, I hated that, but luckily my Vespa GT is faster than his Vespa GT so I easily pulled away, until I slowed for respect to speed limits to protect the Moose in the park. He ignored those and caught up. Luckily I had to stop for gas and let him go, only to catch and pass him again down the road.
I also caught and passed Doug Hagemann on the way, finishing easily 15 minutes ahead of both him and George, two of the top competitors.
Traffic was light all day and I was lucky to only stop twice all day. One fast gas stop and one very slow and confusing gas and bathroom stop. It didn't matter because as soon as I got back on Rocket, we started flying again.
My time for the day was 5:59 for 361 miles. I don't think anyone could do better than that today. I was passed only a couple of times and passed everyone else on the road. That, is a lot of fun for me.
And I have to say, Rocket is the Man! Coolest machine I have ever seen.
Early on the road in the Jasper National Park
Scooting in a Winter Wonderland
More winter. It was cold but fantastic!
a 75 mph selfie. I might not look it, but I was real happy.
Rocket and Me: A fine team.