Sad day today as we had to leave Banff. It is such a beautiful area, I'm sure we'll be back some time in the future. We left at 7:45 this morning with temperatures in the low 40's which can make for some very uncomfortable riding on a motorcycle. We pulled over and Jeff donned his rain suit for warmth. I wish I'd gotten a picture of my Jolly Green Giant in his glow-in-the-dark green DWP rain gear!
We stopped in Jasper for a quick break & to thaw out. The temperatures were finally getting into a tolerable range for riding. From Jasper we stopped in McBride for lunch. Let's just say the town's web site looked much more impressive than the town! Most of Main Street was abandonded buildings. There were restaurants, but they were all closed except for the one at the Sandman Inn which is where we ended up eating.
From there we headed into Prince George. Jeff is convinced there will be a chalk outline in the parking lot by morning; I think the area is fine! We rode 411 miles today. The weather in Prince George is cloudy & calling for rain tonight. Hopefully it clears by morning.