3 Flags Classic Motorcycle Tour 2017
Abbotsford BC to Puerto Penasco Mexico

Friday Sept 1, 3:00AM - Sunday Sept 3, 2017

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Cyan  is route Aldersyde AB to Abbotsford BC,  786 miles
Green/Magenta is 3 Flags 2017 route
Abbotsford BC to Puerto Penasco Mexico, 2,128 miles
Yellow is route home via Denver CO, 2,433 miles

Good, readable, PDF of the FULL map v-August 25-17
Detailed PDF of Aldersyde AB Abbotsford BC
.GDB file Aug 25-2017
.GDB file Sept 5-2017
GPX Aug 25 file for load into new Goldwings
GPX Sept 5 file for load into new Goldwings

Google Real zoom-able Map to the Abbotsford BC start  http://www.brianhooker.com/3Flags2015/new2a.gif
Google Real zoom-able Map of the 3 Flags Tour Abbotsford to Mexico
Google Real zoom-able Map of the ride home from Mexico
 
Not bad… 3 countries (Canada, USA, Mexico), 4 of the best 15 roads in USA, One of the best roads in Montana, AND a 3 Flags Classic Tour in 11 days.

2,213 miles or 3,561 Km's in 3 Days
2017 3 Flags Tour, one way!
(We finished in 3 days,
1 day earlier than most)


Website Last Updated: Friday September 11, 2017  11:35 AM

Brians Individual 3FC 2017 Spotwalla Trip Page
Follow the group on this epic adventure, real time. (Live Aug 30-17)
*** HINT:  once at the above page,... top menu click "3 Flags 2017" for a drop down menu
choose "Adjustments" > "History" > change to bottom option "ALL",
% Fill = All (to show ALL the track points) or adjust to less.

Spotwalla works best with Google Chrome browser.
The Spot device tracking was really hit & more miss on this trip. Replacement needed.

The 2017 SCMA 42nd Three Flags Classic website

SCMA August 2017 Newsletter (3 Flags etc

Official Ride Flyer 2017 3 Flags Tour


Total Round Trip Mileage
5,575 miles, 8,972 km's
in 8 Riding Days,
11 Days Total Tour.
(95 hours in the saddle)

Pilots:

Brian Hooker
Kim Coubrough
Ron Syroishka
Suzanne Shaver

Lyle Higgins

Barry Lammle
 


Brian Hooker
"Iceman"


Kim Coubrough

 

Ron Syroishka
"Rockin Ronnie"


Lyle Higgins



Suzanne Shaver

Barry Lammle

 

2017 3 Flags Classic Tour route description:   As a .PDF, with pictures
The 2017 Three Flags Classic (3FC17) is starting in Abbotsford, BC, Canada on Sept. 1st and finishing in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico on Sept. 4th.
We can handle 350 entrants at both ends.

OVERVIEW of ROUTE and HIGHLIGHTS of the 42nd 3FC

From Abbotsford we cross the USA border in Sumas, WA. From Sumas the route will take us
through Sedro Woolley, Everett, the Wenatchee National Forest, Ellensburg, and Yakima. We
then ride some of the White Pass Scenic Byway westward on US 12 to Randle where we then
turn south towards the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Carson, WA.

The distance from Randle to Carson is about 80 miles (130km). Some of this stretch is twisty
and a bit bumpy in spots. Allow yourself at least two full hours to do this stretch of road. There
are many stretches of wide open road later on this route and absolutely no reason to “rush
yourself” through Washington. On the road there are usually a few choices to make along the
way. Here’s one that may be worth noting. From Carson the route goes east on Hwy 14,
following the north shore of the Columbia River, to the Hood River-White Salmon Interstate
Bridge. This bridge is a long metal grate type of bridge with a $0.75 toll payable as you come off
the bridge. Hood River is the first checkpoint this year. The exact location still to be determined (TBD).

The next leg continues south through the Mount Hood Wilderness and National Forest areas on
US 26 through Madras and Prineville. From Prineville we go straight south to US 20 and then
eastward to Burns, OR. You’ll want to FILL UP in Burns! The next gas station is in Fields, OR and
is about 112 miles south of Burns. The Fields Station store is open year round, but closes at 6pm
every day. From Fields it’s still another 121 miles to Winnemucca, NV so plan accordingly.
Winnemucca, NV will be the second checkpoint this year (exact location TBD) and at this point
you’ll be almost half way to Puerto Peñasco. Leaving Winnemucca we go east, on I-80 for a few
miles of freeway driving, to Battle Mountain where we turn straight south again. Once in
Austin, NV we’ll travel east on US 50, “The Loneliest Road in America”.

3FC Fun Fact: After forty-one years, the 3FC has never had us drive on the eastern end of US 50
between Fallon and Ely. We’ve only done some short stretches of US 50 at the western end.

Continuing east on US 50 we go through Ely, NV and get almost to the Utah border before we
turn southeast on SR-21. This highway takes us to Minersville, UT and here’s where we turn
south again on SR-130 to Cedar City, UT and the junction of SR-14.

SR-14 runs about 41 miles from Cedar City to the Long Valley Junction. This highway has been
designated the Markagaunt High Plateau Scenic Byway and is part of the Utah Scenic Byways
program. As it ascends from Cedar City (elevation 5,800 feet) to Midway Summit (elevation
9,896 feet), it passes through some dramatic scenery including several tall cliffs, mountain
terrain, and alpine forests. This area is part of Dixie National Forest and from SR-14 there are
places where you can look down into Zion Park. At the SR-14 and US 89 junction we turn south
again to the third checkpoint in Kanab, UT. Exact location still TBD.

Leaving Kanab the route goes south on US 89A towards Fredonia and Jacobs Lake. This
interesting stretch of road is five miles shorter than going through Page on US 89.
SPECIAL NOTE: When you’re in Jacobs Lake there is a side trip on SR 67 to the North Arm of the
Grand Canyon. Round trip is close to 90 miles but it is one of those nice pieces of road that you
may not get a chance to ride very often. So, if you’ve never been close to the Grand Canyon and
have a couple of hours to spare, you may quite enjoy this ride.

The very last leg of this year’s 3FC is going to be hot! Coming out of the mountains in Flagstaff
it will start getting quite warm around Phoenix and, depending on the time of day, will continue
to be quite hot all the way to Puerto Peñasco. Therefore, for the first time ever...
...the FINISH will open for ONE hour on Tuesday
morning with the banquet still on Tuesday night.
This will allow riders to hold up somewhere cool for the night and get an early start Tuesday
before it gets too hot. Finishing at 8pm on Monday and feeling “forced” to ride through 100
or
more, just to get your buckle, isn’t going to be necessary this year. If someone wants to spend
Monday night around Phoenix somewhere and ride to the finish early Tuesday morning, that’s
not a problem. I’d rather see a hundred more riders come now because it will be “so much
easier” than have riders not come because they don’t like riding in extreme heat.

...riders will be able to leave Abbotsford anytime between midnight Thursday and 8am Friday
a numbered poker chip and a container in the hotel lobby, rider’s will have to put their chip in this
container before they leave Abbotsford. Therefore, for the first time ever...
These chips will be used at the Finish when drawing for prizes. If your chip doesn’t
get collected at the Start then you’ll be ineligible to win anything in Mexico.

The Trip

 
“Plan your ride, and ride your plan”    .XLSX Spreadsheet

 

 

To the Start:

Okotoks AB to Abbotsford BC

To the 3 Flags Classic – Wednesday August 30, 2017    
Aldersyde AB to Abbotsford BC
  797 GPS miles
   842 Brian’s GW bike miles   1,355 kms
4:16 AM – 6:08 PM =  13.9 hrs Riding time
Map PDF: 2017 to 3 Flags - Wednesday             Google real Map
Pictures HERE (Not many today, forgot camera): 2017 to 3 Flags Wednesday
842 miles so far = 1,355 kms

 

Wheels were rolling at 4:16 AM from Aldersyde AB. Arrived in Abottsford  BC at 6:08 PM.

Low temp 9 degrees C and high of 34. 

We experienced an awesome lightning show going into Fernie which was followed by a heavy rain which had pretty much subsided by time we were leaving Fernie. Smoke was in the area during the entire trip. 

Crossed into Roosville BC/MT at about 7 am.

Took the Yaak River Road, NW of Eureka MT and on US #2 across the top of Montana, Idaho and Washington onto highway 20 (Cascade loop).

We got caught in a parade of vehicles near Marchmount WA, not sure who was leading our group at the time but that was extremely boring.  The boredom ended when the “Ice Man” took the lead and we were again up to half speed.

Over 4 mountain passes, and the Cascade Mountain range. There were a lot of fantastic and awesome panorama views.

Then on to Sumas border crossing, north on number 9 highway.

The Yaak was a fabulous ride with some gravel sections.

There is a reason the Yaak road is one of Montana's best and Cascade loop is rated as one of the best 15 roads in the USA. The twists were exceptional!

The riding group was good and everyone seem to find there space and adjusted nicely to the 3 Flags style of riding.

 

 

 

 

The 2017 3 Flags Classic Tour

Abbotsford BC to Puerto Penasco Mexico
2,223 Miles / 3,578 Kms
in 3 Days

Buffet Opening Dinner

Swag

The 3FC17 ride Passport

 


3 Flags Classic Day 1 - Friday Sept 1, 2017    

Abbotsford BC to Hines OR
  741 GPS miles
   768 Brian’s GW bike miles = 1,236 kms
     and Checkpoint 1 at Hood River OR
4:00 AM – 6:46 PM =  14.75 hrs Riding time
Map PDF: 2017 3 Flags D1-Friday             Google real Map
Pictures: 2017 3 Flags D1-Friday
1,610 miles gone so far = 2,591 kms

3 Flags Classic Day 2 - Saturday Sept 2, 2017    
Hines OR to Kanab UT
  807 GPS miles
   834 Brian’s GW bike miles   1,342 kms
     and Checkpoint 2 at Winnemucca NV
5:30 AM – 7:20 PM =  13.75 hrs Riding time
Map PDF: 2017 3 Flags D2-Saturday             Google real Map
Pictures: 2017 3 Flags D2-Saturday
2,447 miles gone so far = 3,938 kms

3 Flags Classic Day 3 - Sunday Sept 3, 2017     
Kanab UT to Puerto Penasco Mexico
  598 GPS miles
   611 Brian’s GW bike miles   990 kms
     and Checkpoint 3 at Kanab UT
6:40 AM – 5:20 PM =  10.7 hrs Riding time
Map PDF: 2017 3 Flags D3-Sunday             Google real Map
Pictures: 2017 3 Flags D3-Sunday
3,065 miles gone so far = 4,933 kms

Monday September 4, 2017 Finishers Day Pictures

3 Flags Classic Banquet - Tuesday Sept 5, 2017    
Penasco Del Sol Resort
Puerto Penasco Mexico
Pictures of the day and the Banquet

 

Thanks to our friends and buddies that made this trip wonderful:

All the volunteers at the checkpoints that made this all possible.

 The Ride Home:
Puerto Penasco Mexico to Aldersyde AB.

Map of Track for entire Tour - PDF
Map of Track for Entire Trip - GDB file

Garmin .GDB file of complete Routes, Waypoints, Tracks of entire Tour

Wednesday Sept 6, 2017    
Puerto Penasco Mexico to Durango Colorado
  789 GPS miles
   817 Brian’s GW bike miles   1,315 kms
     and US 191 Highway (Best 15 roads)
   5:30 AM – 7:38 PM =  14.2 hrs Riding time
Map PDF: PP Mex to Durango CO Wednesday Sept 6-17             Google real Map
Pictures: PP Mex to Durango CO Wednesday Sept 6-17             
3,882 miles gone so far = 6,247 kms

U.S.191, Springerville to Three Way, Arizona http://www.motorcycleroads.us/roads/az_us191.html

Thursday Sept 7, 2017    
Durango Colorado to Buffalo Wyoming
  767 GPS miles
   793 Brian’s GW bike miles   1,276 kms
     and Million Dollar Highway (Best 15 roads)
   7:14 AM – 7:34 PM =  12.3 hrs Riding time
Map PDF: Durango CO to Buffalo WY Thursday Sept 7-17             Google real Map
Pictures: Durango CO to Buffalo WY Thursday Sept 7-17             
4,675 miles gone so far = 7,524 kms

U.S. 550, “Million Dollar Highway”, Montrose to Durango, Colorado http://www.motorcycleroads.us/roads/co_us550.html

Friday Sept 8, 2017    
Buffalo Wyoming to White Sulphur Springs Montana
   474 GPS miles
   483 Brian’s GW bike miles  793 kms
     and Bear Tooth Pass Highway (Best 15 roads)
   7:20 AM –  3:47 PM =  8.5 hrs Riding time
Map PDF: Buffalo WY to White Sulphur Springs  MT Friday Sept 8-17        Google real Map
Pictures: Buffalo WY to White Sulphur Springs  MT Friday Sept 8-17                     
  5,168 miles gone so far =  8,317 kms

U.S. 212 & WY 296, Beartooth Pass Highway and Chief Joseph Highway, Red Lodge, MT to north of Cody WY* http://www.beartoothhighway.com http://www.motorcycleroads.com/75/676/Wyoming/Chief-Joseph-Scenic-Highway-Bighorn-Mountains.html

Saturday Sept 9, 2017    
White Sulphur Springs Montana to Aldersyde AB
   393 GPS miles
   407 Brian’s GW bike miles 655 kms
     Boring I-5 interstate & #2 Hwy home due to forest fire smoke west of that.
   6:00 AM –  12:20 PM =  6.3 hrs Riding time
Map PDF: White Sulphur Springs  MT to Okotoks AB  Saturday Sept 9-17        Google real Map
Pictures: White Sulphur Springs  MT to Okotoks AB  Saturday Sept 9-17                            
  5,575 miles gone TOTAL =  8,972 kms
 

 

Our Garmin MapSource file of the actual trip tracks as ridden as a PDF.

2017 3 Flags Classic Tour Statistics:  .

3 Flags 2017 entrants (tickets sold)

350 (??)

3 Flags 2017 Official Starters
   (Rider cards handed in)

USA:193, Canada: 119, Mexico: 3, Other:

First year of 3 Flags Classic tour

?? new riders

Didn't finish

 

Number of Women riders

Average age of entrants

 

Oldest Male Finisher:

Bryan Sowers, 86 years

Oldest Female Finisher:

Judy Wagner, 74 years

Youngest Male

Liam Grant (21)

Youngest Female

Julianna Bulger (18) Honda CBR500

Oldest Team

Bryan Sowers, Yvonna Allan  168 years

Most Miles to get there

 Ronald Garret, Massachusetts

Most 3 Flags Tours

#39 for  Danny Fox, & Gloria Amesqua

Bike Makes

 97 Honda, 71 Harley Davidson, 69 BMW, 19 Yamaha, 11 Triumph, 4 Suzuki, 3 Can Am, 2 KTM, 15 Other.

Smallest CC bike

500 cc -  3 way tie: Julianna Bulger, Allan Hurst, Darlene Fung

Oldest Bike

 1983 Honda Goldwing, Don …(?) – Same Goldwing he has ALWAYS done 3fc on.

Best Checkpoint:

Kanab UT

Highest Poker Hand

Ron Paproski

Poker Chip

Max Marker Next year 3FC ticket

New riding Suit

Colin O’Brien &

50/30/20 draw winners

50% - $1,640, 30% - $963, 20% - $642

Longest riding day for us

Getting to the start, Wednesday August 30.

Aldersyde AB to Abbotsford BC, 842 miles, 1,355 km,  13.9 hours riding time.

Cost to do 3 Flags 2017 CDN $$

Ticket: $372.65 ($275 USD), Fuel: $545.95, Lodging: $1,487.37, Food: $550 

Mexican Insurance: $104.62

 = Rough total: $3,061       (say $3,500 CDN)

 

Gas record for Brian's 2012 GL1800.

Date

Time

Day

Where

Miles

Mileage

Liters

US Gallons

Total US$

Total CDN$

Price per

Fill #

30-08-2017

3:22:00 AM

1

Aldersyde AB

 

104,475

9.196

 

 

$9.92

$1.079

1

30-08-2017

7:21:00 AM

1

Eureka MT

207.4

104,683

 

5.539

$14.67

$19.04

$2.640

2

30-08-2017

9:50:00 AM

1

OldTown ID

177.5

104,860

 

5.209

$14.06

$18.01

$2.699

3

30-08-2017

1:01:00 PM

1

Omak WA

204.5

105,065

 

5.603

$16.58

$21.48

$2.959

4

30-08-2017

5:22:00 PM

1

Everson WA

214.3

105,279

 

5.554

$17.21

$22.29

$3.099

5

31-08-2017

3:26:00 PM

2

Abbotsford BC

37.5

105,317

4.090

 

 

$5.31

$1.299

6

01-09-2017

7:01:00 AM

3

Leavenworth WA

183.5

105,500

 

4.976

$15.92

$20.39

$3.199

7

01-09-2017

10:11:00 AM

3

Packwood WA

193.9

105,695

 

5.175

$16.55

$21.20

$3.199

8

01-09-2017

1:51:00 PM

3

Hood River OR

122.4

105,818

 

3.294

$9.88

$12.65

$2.999

9

01-09-2017

4:36:00 PM

3

Prineville OR

130.2

105,950

 

3.203

$9.16

$11.74

$2.859

10

01-09-2017

6:32:00 PM

3

Hines OR

135.7

106,085

 

3.657

$10.97

$14.05

$2.999

11

02-09-2017

9:36:00 AM

4

Winnemucca NV

235.7

106,321

 

6.157

$16.00

$20.49

$2.599

12

02-09-2017

11:34:00 AM

4

Austin NV

143.1

106,466

 

3.661

$11.49

$14.72

$3.139

13

02-09-2017

2:38:00 PM

4

Baker UT

218.8

106,685

 

5.638

$16.91

$21.66

$2.999

14

02-09-2017

7:51:00 PM

4

Kanab UT

236.2

106,922

 

6.049

$16.99

$21.76

$2.809

15

03-09-2017

8:38:00 AM

5

Flagstaff AZ

198.7

107,121

 

6.687

$16.71

$21.40

$2.499

16

03-09-2017

12:48:00 PM

5

Buckeye AZ

223.9

107,345

 

5.598

$13.65

$17.49

$2.439

17

03-09-2017

4:05:00 PM

5

Puerto Penasco MX

195.1

107,540

20.220

 

331 peso

$23.76

$1.175

18

06-09-2017

8:56:00 AM

8

Tucson AZ

217.3

107,757

 

5.723

$13.27

$16.89

$2.319

19

06-09-2017

11:33:00 AM

8

Clifton AZ

176.4

107,934

 

4.952

$12.23

$15.34

$2.469

20

06-09-2017

3:12:00 PM

8

Sanders AZ

209.4

108,143

 

5.652

$15.82

$20.13

$2.799

21

07-09-2017

7:14:00 AM

8

Durango CO

213.6

108,357

 

5.379

$13.76

$17.48

$2.559

22

07-09-2017

11:11:00 AM

9

Parachute CO

215.0

108,572

 

5.461

$18.02

$22.89

$3.299

23

07-09-2017

1:24:00 PM

9

Baggs WY

153.6

108,726

 

4.217

$11.85

$14.87

$2.809

24

07-09-2017

4:29:00 PM

9

Riverton WY

234.1

108,963

 

6.413

$17.95

$22.53

$2.799

25

07-09-2017

7:24:00 PM

9

Buffalo WY

187.0

109,150

 

5.338

$14.57

$18.29

$2.729

26

08-09-2017

10:05:00 AM

10

Cody WY

188.3

109,339

 

5.471

$15.31

$19.44

$2.799

27

08-09-2017

1:51:00 PM

10

Big Timber MT

207.2

109,546

 

5.841

$14.83

$18.83

$2.530

28

08-09-2017

3:36:00 PM

10

White Sulphur Springs MT

96.6

109,643

 

2.628

$6.75

$8.57

$2.569

29

09-09-2017

8:37:00 AM

11

Shelby MT

191.6

109,834

 

5.526

$14.36

$18.24

$2.599

30

09-09-2017

11:54:00 AM

11

Nanton AB

182.4

110,017

19.932

 

 

$21.71

$1.089

31

09-09-2017

12:25:00 PM

11

Okotoks AB

33.0

110,050

3.220

 

 

$3.30

$1.024

32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

TOTALS:

5563.9

5,575

47.462

138.601

$385.47

$545.95

Average Miles per (CDN) Gallon on Brians 2012 1800 Goldwing:

44.26

 

2017 3 Flags mileage for comparison:
Total Miles: 2017- 5,575 miles= 8,972 Kms 
Total Miles: 2015- 5,478 miles= 8,815 Kms
Total Miles: 2014- 5,229 miles= 8,415 Kms,
Total Miles: 2012- 5,205 miles= 8,376 Kms,  
  MPG: 2011 GW 1500= 40.97,  
            2012 GW 1800 = 46.98
            2014 GW 1800 = 49.21
            2015 GW 1800 = 47.27
            2017 GW 1800 = 44.26


Lodging 

DAY

DATE  2017

Place

Cost-all in

1

Wednesday Aug 30

Abbotsford BC Quality Inns & Suites Hotel,  Start Hotel:

Reservations: 1-888-411-1070

Check In: Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017 (3:00 PM)

Check Out: Friday, Sep 1, 2017 (11:00 AM)

Number of Rooms: 1  - Single King bed, $95/night

$109.25 CDN

2

Thursday Aug 31

Abbotsford BC Quality Inns & Suites Hotel,  Start Hotel:

$218.50 all in, 2 nights.

$109.25 CDN

3

Friday Sept 1

Best Western Rory & Ryan,

Address: 534 Highway 20 N, Hines, OR 97738, United States

Phone: +1 541-573-5050

$139.32 USD
$178.43 CDN

4

Saturday Sept 2

Best Western Red Hills  +1 435-644-2675

125 W Center St, Kanab, UT 84741, USA

$172.71 USD
$221.18 CDN

5

Sunday Sept 3

Peñasco Del Sol Hotel, Puerto Penasco Mexico.

Check-in: Sun, 3 Sep 2017, Check-out: Wed, 6 Sep 2017, 3 nights.

USD$95/night. $336.30 USDall in, 3  nites.

$112.10  USD
$155.22 CDN

6

Monday Sept 4

Peñasco Del Sol Hotel, Puerto Penasco Mexico.

$112.10  USD
$155.22 CDN

7

Tuesday Sept 5

Peñasco Del Sol Hotel, Puerto Penasco Mexico.

$336.30 USDall in, 3  nights.

$112.10  USD
$155.22 CDN

8

Wednesday Sept 6

Best Western Durango Inn & Suites 21382 US Highway 160 W

Durango, Colorado 81303

United States (970) 247-3251   $126

$123.52  USD
$157.20 CDN

9

Thursday Sept 7

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Buffalo

65 US-16, Buffalo, WY 82834, USA   1 307-684-9564   $112

$95.33  USD
$119.63 CDN

10

Friday Sept 8

All Seasons Inn & Suites

808 3rd Ave SW, White Sulphur Springs, MT 59645, USA

1 406-547-8888    $87.00

$101.65  USD
$126.77 CDN

11

Saturday Sept 9 Home!!!

TOTAL

$1,487.37 CDN

 

Comments from the riders:

Brian Hooker
  2012 Goldwing 1800,
Candy Red

  My 5½ th 3 Flags Classic

Wow, what a ride. Aldersyde to Abbotsford was outstanding with the Yaak River road and the Cascade Mtn runs. # Flags tour was excellent, as usual, with some BH mods to the Flagstaff south route changed to Sedona, Prescott, Wickenburg then into Mexico.

Coming home up Hwy 191 by that huge copper mine, then the Million Dollar Highway, and newly paved Beartooth Pass was fabulous. Good riding buddies!

Ron Syroishka
 2015 Goldwing 1800, “Casper the Ghost” sparkly White.

Have a read through Ron’s write up here.

Kim Coubrough
  2008 Goldwing 1800, Red

Kim’s take on the whole thing

Suzanne Shaver

2009 Suzuki Bandit

 

Lyle Higgins

Honda ST 1300

 

Barry Lammle

2015 Gold Wing GL1800 40th Anniversary Edition

 

 

3 Flags SCMA Forum Links:

2017 3FC GPS File is HERE!!!! - (Unofficial, official)

 

Links:

 

Long Distance Motorcycling Checklist by SCMA Steve Shulman

 

T-Clock Motorcycle Inspection, from GWRRA

Link to the Official 3 Flags website - Everyone is welcome, and they are looking for new riders. A very friendly bunch of motorcycle enthusiasts.

Last Years, Official Ride Flyer 2014 3 Flags Tour

Link to Southern California Motorcycle Assn. (SCMA) host club

Iron Butt Association - Long distance ride association and awards

Wingstuff - where ALL good things for Goldwings come from

Brightsource HID lights. These guys philosophy  is to assemble the "best of breed" parts for their HID & light kits.
  These kits do not interfere with my Tire Pressure monitor, XM and CB radios, as cheap kits did. 
** Here is the link to the H7 HID Kit for the Goldwings.You need 2 kits, if you are doing both Hi and Low beams (4 bulbs) **

LD Comfort Undergarments: "Performance undergarments for serious riders, because comfort counts for every mile."

 

Find Me SPOT devices: I recommend and will be picking me up one of these so my wife & family can track where I am
  for interest and above all, safety/in case of emergency

 

Keith Code's California Superbike School - If you want to ride better, check this out. Get the Twist of the Wrist 2 DVD and book.
Twist of the Wrist 2 DVD      A Twist of the Wrist, Vol. 2

 

Previous Trips webpages:

Yellowknife NWT Cannonball Rides run  June 19-25, 2017

Brian’s bike total: 3,672 miles, 5,909 Kms in 7 days.

2 Provinces, 1 Territory, 2 States

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3 Flags Classic Motorcycle Tour 2015

 San Diego California  (read Tijuana Mexico)

 to Victoria BC  - One way, 2,430 miles or 3,911 Km's in 4 Days

Total Round Trip Mileage  5,478 miles,  8,815 km's  in 11 Riding Days,  13 Days Total Tour.

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Brians 2014 3 Flags Classic Motorcycle Tour –
 Tucson Arizona  (read Nogales Mexico)  to Harrison Hot Springs BC
  Friday Aug 29 - Monday Sept 1, 2014
   2,360 miles or 3,798 Km's in 3 Days, 2014 3 Flags Tour, one way!
Total Mileage (bh): 5,229 Miles, or 8,415 Kms in 8 riding days, over an 11 day total tour.

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Brian's 2012 3 Flags Tour: El Paso Texas to Nelson BC - 4,469 miles, 7,192 km's in 8 Riding Days, 11 Days Total Tour.

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Brian's 2011 3 Flags Tour: San Ysidro CA to Penticton BC - 5,205 miles, 8,376 km's in 11 Days.

 

Brian Hooker's June 5-9 2010 Motorcycle trip to Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota etc. About 3200 kms

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Brian's Motorcycle trip to Whitehorse Yukon and Skagway Alaska June 17 - June 28 2008

 7000 km in 11 days.

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