36th Annual 3 Flags Classic Motorcycle Tour 2011

San Ysidro CA (read Tijuana Mexico Border)
to Penticton BC

Sunday Aug 28 - Wednesday Sept 7, 2011

2,285 miles or 3,677 Km's in 4 Days (3 Flags Tour, one way)

Total Mileage: 5,205 miles, 8,376 km's
in 11 Days.

Pilots:

Ron Syroishka
Brian Hooker
Kim Coubrough

Website Updated: Wednesday September 14, 2011 12:15:10 PM

Link to the Official 3 Flags website - Everyone is welcome, and they are looking for new riders. A very friendly bunch of motorcycle enthusiasts.
Link to Southern California Motorcycle Assn. (SCMA) host club

Although NOT a race, we were about 40th of 200 to come into the finish at Penticton BC.

Statistics:

3 Flags 2011 entrants  
3 Flags 2011 Official Starters 211
Didn't finish 2
Crashed (Rolled a trike, broken ribs & collar bone) 1
   

Comments from the riders:

Ron Syroishka
Goldwing 1800
 
Brian Hooker
  1988 Goldwing 1500
What a fantastic trip. 3 guys riding together with similar riding styles. Great accommodations. The route down was very scenic and interesting. Cool temps in Monterey CA. Once in San Ysidro CA for the tour start, met a very friendly bunch of motorcycle enthusiasts. The organizers were extremely helpful to this newby (Thanks Huey, Joe & Chuck). The 3 Flags Tour route was nothing short of amazing. I think I almost wore out a set of steering head bearings on all those twisty's. Weather was perfect, even in Death Valley. The finalle banquet was very well done, with a ton of great food. Ride home from Penticton through Nakusp, Kaslo area was beautiful. Even caught the 2 ferry's with perfect timing.

If you like time in the saddle, this ride is for YOU.

Kim Coubrough
  2008 Goldwing 1800
My personnel comments.... It was a great ride, the weather was fantastic, the comradery was great, and the roads were awesome. Can't wait till next year.

The Garmin MapSource file of the trip.

Going Down to San Ysidro CA
  (read Tijuana Mexico Border)
Map Sunday Aug 28-2011
Pictures Sunday Aug 28-2011

Map whole way down  -  2,289 Miles   3,683 Km's
Map 2011-08-29-Monday - Miles Km's
Map 2011-08-30-Tues - Miles Km's
Map 2011-08-31-Wed - Miles Km's

Pictures Day 2-5

 

The 3 Flags Classic Tour

San Ysidro CA  (read Tijuana Mexico border)
to Penticton BC in 4 Days

Friday Sept 2, 2011 to
Monday Sept 5, 2011

 

Map:
Whole 3 Flags   2,285 Miles,   3,677 Km's
3 Flags Day 1-Friday
780 Miles, 1255 Km's
San Ysidro CA to Susanville CA, via Nevada and Checkpoint 1 at Hawthorne NV

Map:
3 Flags D1-Friday  780  Miles,   1255 Km's
  San Ysidro CA to Susanville CA, via Nevada
    and Checkpoint 1 at Hawthorne NV

Pictures:
3 Flags D1-Friday

3 Flags Day 2-Saturday
581 Miles, 935 Km's
Susanville CA to Baker City OR and Checkpoint 2 at Bend OR

Map:
3 Flags D2-Saturday  581 Miles,   935 Km's
   Susanville CA to Baker City OR and

    Checkpoint 2 at Bend OR

Pictures:
3 Flags D2-Saturday
3 Flags Day 3-Sunday
653 Miles, 1050 Km's
Baker City OR to Sandpoint ID via Washington and Montana and Checkpoint 3 at Missoula MT

Map:
3 Flags D3-Sunday   653 Miles,   1050 Km's
  Baker City OR to Sandpoint ID
   via Washington and Montana and
    Checkpoint 3 at Missoula MT


Pictures:
3 Flags D3-Sunday

 

3 Flags Day 4-Monday
271 Miles, 436 Km's
Sandpoint ID to final Checkpoint at Penticton BC

Map:
3 Flags D4-Monday   271 Miles,   436 Km's
  Sandpoint ID to Penticton BC
   and final Checkpoint


Pictures:
3 Flags D4-Monday
3 Flags Day 5 Tuesday
Banquet Kim & Brian's pictures
Pictures:
3 Flags D5 Tuesday Banquet
  Kim & Brian's pictures

 

The Ride Home:
Penticton to Okotoks & my dirty bike.
Map: of below route   604 miles, 1006 Kms  12 hrs.

Pictures: Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, Lumby Hwy6, Needles, Ferry, Nakusp, New Denver, Kaslo, Balfour, Ferry, Kootnay Bay, Creston, Cranbrook, Fernie, Coleman, Longview, Black Diamond, Home.

Kim's Little Camera, first batch pictures
Kim's Little Camera, first batch pictures
Kim's Little Camera, first batch pictures
Kim's BIG Camera pictures

Ron's Pictures

Brian's 3 Flags Ticket, Passport & Finisher's Belt Buckle, Plaque, T-shirt, Patch, Stickers, etc

Brian's Misc iPhone Pictures

Gas record for Brian's 1988 GL1500

Date Time Day Where Miles Mileage Liters US Gallons Total Price per Fill #
28/08/2011 7:22:00 AM 1 Aldersyde AB   33,058 6.06   $7.21 $1.189 1
28/08/2011 9:36:00 AM 1 Fernie BC 150 33,208 16.662   $20.98 $1.259 2
28/08/2011 12:56:00 PM 1 Polson MT 168 33,376   3.600 $16.75 $4.653 3
28/08/2011 2:59:00 PM 1 Cour d'Alene WA 179 33,555   4.300 $15.69 $3.649 4
29/08/2011 8:01:00 AM 2 Clarkson WA 119 33,676   3.424 $12.84 $3.750 5
29/08/2011 9:42:00 AM 2 East Rose 96 33,772   3.508 $13.89 $3.960 6
29/08/2011 11:12:00 AM 2 Boardman Or 85 33,857   3.655 $13.89 $3.800 7
29/08/2011 12:42:00 PM 2 Grass Valley Or 87 33,944   3.200 $22.81   8
29/08/2011   2 Redmond Or 91 34,035   3.223 $12.24 $3.798 9
29/08/2011 4:57:00 PM 2 Eugene Or 113 34,148   3.958 $15.12 $3.820 10
30/08/2011 8:15:00 AM 3 Grants Pass OR 136 34,284   4.410 $16.58 $3.760 11
30/08/2011 11:36:00 AM 3 Trinidad CA 144 34,430   4.099 $16.79 $4.096 12
30/08/2011 1:42:00 PM 3 Laytonville CA 133 34,563   4.184 $16.31 $3.898 13
30/08/2011 4:11:00 PM 3 Novato CA 137 34,700   3.920 $15.08 $3.847 14
31/08/2011 8:28:00 AM 4 Monterey CA 143 34,843   4.115 $16.37 $3.978 15
31/08/2011 10:42:00 AM 4 Atascadero CA 131 34,974   4.570 $18.17 $3.976 16
31/08/2011 1:34:00 PM 4 Ventura CA 148 35,122   4.336 $17.08 $3.939 17
31/08/2011 5:03:00 PM 4 Bake City 111 35,233   2.657 $10.36 $3.899 18
01/09/2011 1:12:00 PM 5 San Ysidro CA 149 35,382   4.193 $16.38 $3.907 19
02/09/2011 4:48:00 AM 6 University Park 132 35,516   4.243 $16.88 $3.978 20
02/09/2011 6:53:00 AM 6 Trona CA 127 35,643   3.772 $15.69 $4.160 21
02/09/2011 9:44:00 AM 6 Top of Death Valley 173 35,816   5.780 $23.98 $4.149 22
02/09/2011 12:29:00 PM 6 Hawthorne NV 129 35,945   4.714 $18.19 $3.859 23
02/09/2011 2:49:00 PM 6 Reno NV 138 36,083   4.373 $16.36 $3.741 24
03/09/2011 7:57:00 AM 7 Susanville CA 80 36,163   2.253 $8.87 $3.937 25
03/09/2011 11:08:00 AM 7 Macdoel CA 163 36,326   4.803 $19.64 $4.089 26
03/09/2011 1:55:00 PM 7 Bend  Or 158 36,493   4.509 $17.58 $3.899 27
03/09/2011 5:03:00 PM 7 Dayville OR 136 36,629   3.949 $15.71 $3.978 28
04/09/2011 7:48:00 AM 8 Baker City Or 111 36,742   3.394 $12.96 $3.819 29
04/09/2011 10:48:00 AM 8 Enterprise OR 131 36,873   3.191 $13.08 $4.099 30
04/09/2011 1:46:00 PM 8 Orofino ID 128 37,001   3.339 $12.62 $3.780 31
04/09/2011 6:08:00 PM 8 Lolo MT 167 37,168   4.301 $15.78 $3.669 32
04/09/2011 8:21:00 PM 8 Haugan MT 99 37,267   2.953 $11.16 $3.779 33
05/09/2011 9:11:00 AM 9 Sand Point ID 122 37,392   3.085 $11.57 $3.750 34
05/09/2011 11:31:00 AM 9 Kettle Falls WA 120 37,512   3.297 $13.18 $3.998 35
06/09/2011 4:55:00 PM 10 Penticton BC 148 37,662 15.144   $19.67 $1.299 36
07/09/2011 10:03:00 AM 11 Vernon BC 72 37,734 7.119   $9.25 $1.299 37
07/09/2011 1:28:00 PM 11 New Denver BC 147 37,881 15.91   $21.31 $1.339 38
07/09/2011 5:35:00 PM 11 Cranbrook BC 167 38,050 17.844   $23.18 $1.299 39
07/09/2011 7:39:00 PM 11 Fernie BC 60 38,110 6.39   $8.30 $1.299 40
08/09/2011 11:38:00 AM 11 Okotoks AB 153 38,263 16.02   $18.17 $1.134 41
      TOTALS: 5181 5205 95.089 127.308 $630.46    
                     
Average Miles per (CDN) Gallon on Brians 1500 Goldwing:   40.97        

Lodging

DAY DATE Place Cost
1 Sunday Aug 28-11 Best Western Clarkson WA $93.08
2 Monday Aug 29-11 Best Western Grants Pass Inn Or $121.76
3 Tuesday Aug 30-11 Best Western Monterey Inn CA $118.31
4 Wednesday/ThursAug 31-Sept 2 Best Western San Ysidro CA  
5 Wednesday/ThursAug 31-Sept 1 Best Western San Ysidro CA $208.06
6 Friday Sept 2 Best Western Susanville CA $88.06
7 Saturday Sept 3 Best Western Baker City OR $72.89
8 Sunday Sept 4 Best Western Sand Point ID $171.88
9 Monday Sept 5 Penticton Lakeside Resort  
10 Tuesday Sept 5 Penticton Lakeside Resort $331.30
11 Home!!!

TOTAL

$1,205.34

Friends we made/met on 3 Flags:

Ron From Portland OR
Barry Muir From Regina Sask.
Wes Koyzan Old motocross buddy from Calgary
Fred From Okotoks AB
Ed & Mary From Saskatoon SK
   

 

Links:

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

 

My FAVORITE riding shirt. Warm in the morning, Cool in the afternoon. Moisture wicking, breathable.
  Wear 1 shirt the whole day, rather than layers. From Mountain Equipment Co-op $39.

 

Previous Trips webpages:

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

 7000 km in 11 days.

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

to print cards

CONTACT INFO:
Contact Brian Hooker at 3Flags@brianhooker.com

 

 

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