A Beaut! This route is a hidden gem for the above average rider. There may be fog or rain in the fall and spring. Best take it mid afternoon during the summer months. Historic, scenic, wind your way through the lava beds. Newly paved with LOTS of corners. Watch for fallen rocks! Stay on line!! Stop in at the Rosswood General store for a break and ask for directions to visit Hermit Phils Stripper Pole Forest. Kincolith is a sleepy native fishing village. Fuel available inland at the lava bed gas station.
The legendary Pine Pass!! Well, after lots of flooding recently its been tamed some-what. It used to be a tight a twisty affiar following the Pine river , but now its a bit wider and less blind corners. So now it rides faster, by one or two gears. Still gets the blood pumping up at the top near Powder king Ski area as it can get windy. Traffic is pretty light for the most part ,and its best to ride it in the afternoon. ( less shadows). on either side of the Pass its farily flat and relitivliy straight. I usually turn around in Chetwyn after lunch and a bathroom break and run er back to Prince George
Variations of this would include Hudsons Hope to the north and Tumbler Ridge to the south. Let the good times roll!!
This is my Daily commute. In full gear. It gets the blood going and I'm Mixin it up with Cagers. Watch out for Gravel , Pot holes, Cigerette butts, drunk locals , Crazy Ivans, and just general unsafe drivers. If i don't like what I see, I leave! Kill or be Killed , Remember?
Get the tires warmed up comin outa Miworth and into a Carosel right onto Foothills BVLD. Over the Nechko River and a right onto N.Nechako Drive . Now yer in population!. Take it easy past the Brewery ,lots of Driveways here,Past the Cement plant , Pot holes here too, so pick a smooth line, into a traffic circle @ 6 o'clock and A right turn to 3 o'clock , give er a snort into a tight blind left changing to Right and onto River road. Grab a handfull and give a nod to the new shift starting at the sawmill. Follow river road til it intersects with hwy 16 East. Make a sharp left and Crack It again up the hill over the Fraser river into a fast left handed Sweeper past the Jail . I've seen Cops here from time to time , Continue up the hill to a slow partially blind off Camber right past the ESSO station, past both auto wreckers and into another traffic circle @ 9 o'clock and out ,on the Gas, @ 3o'clock. This is a brand new road , Nothing around but trees, cut back 100 feet on either side and perfect pavement .... Let er Fly!! Get whoa'ed up for an excellent knee draggin right into your own merge lane onto Hwy 97. Down the hill back into Prince George to the Husky for a 180 Degree knee draggin Left , (watch out for trucker don!!). A few more turns and I'm at work ...wish i could keep going !!
The ride home is a bit more mellow, but its usually dark out! Stick to hwy 97 to 5th ave, gas it for the stupid light at Ahbu, that changes for no bloody reason.. Down a few blocks for a right ( bumpy) onto Ospika BLVD. This takes you down two a couple of nice off camber 3 gear corners , but its blind driveways, not to bad at night thou. Cagers are sleeping ! Hook up with Otway rd back over Foothills BVLD and open er up . Now that yer outa town you can relax and enjoy the, DEER, or MOOSE or SNOWSHOE HARE !! Usually the 3 Foxes I see just eyeball me as I speed by . Over 3 rail way crossing , and sometimes catch and pass a westbound train, and i'm home. All In all It sure beats Driving a cage to work!!
Follow the gold rush trail to Barkerville!! This is another out and Back run so get topped of in Quesnel. Out of Quesnel you climb a couple thousand feet on a decent stretch of 2 lane road with passing lanes for those pesky RV'S. It enters mature 2nd growth forest and curves thru scenic mountians.Watch for Moose and Deer . Theres gas in Wells at the general store , but no Premium (I think). There are a few frost heaved sections every year but not enough to deterr Me or my friends. And the best part is you can Check out Barkerville !! The street Actors will have fun with you if yer dressed in a 2-piece race leathers. One Actor thought I was sent from space. So I played along and put my helmet on and told him I was there for the Women.LOL Great Ride and Great Day
Lightly used Okanagan lakeside road giving a rural and interesting alternate to the busy 97 from Kelowna to Vernon. South end traverses the steep drop from the higher hills down to the lake, is pretty up and down with twisties but watch out for the many blind access roads to fancy hillside homes! As you get about 1/2 way up, the road flattens & straightens out with small farms, orchards and junky yards replacing the hillside villas on the south end. Occasional dirty sections but generally good pavement with few potholes as of 2012. Not usually travelled by cops but you never know - it is BC! Speeders may be cell-phoned in by civilians so be careful.