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Just wanted to share the Pictures of our ride today. My Wife and I rode from Vernon south through Kelowna, and Penticton Via Highway 97 to Osoyoos. We then headed east on Highway3 to Rock Creek and Westbridge, then joined with Highway 33 which leads back to Kelowna and home to Vernon. The total trip was approx 420km's of stunning views and awsome curvey roads. A+ ride, has to be my favourite.

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Just thought I would stick my average fuel mileage in there. We averaged 46 MPG. Together with luggage there was approx 330 lbs on the bike and had the panniers extended out fully. I tried to keep it above 90 km/hr ( 55 mph ) for the first 200 ( lots of traffic ), and above 130 km/h ( 80 mph ) up to 170 ( 105 mph ) for the last 200km's which had very little traffic.

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Just wanted to share the Pictures of our ride today. My Wife and I rode from Vernon south through Kelowna, and Penticton Via Highway 97 to Osoyoos. We then headed east on Highway3 to Rock Creek and Westbridge, then joined with Highway 33 which leads back to Kelowna and home to Vernon. The total trip was approx 420km's of stunning views and awsome curvey roads. A+ ride, has to be my favourite.

Enjoy!

http://picasaweb.google.com/11023714...qMxcKv5aH0iAE#

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Just thought I would stick my average fuel mileage in there. We averaged 46 MPG. Together with luggage there was approx 330 lbs on the bike and had the panniers extended out fully. I tried to keep it above 90 km/hr ( 55 mph ) for the first 200 ( lots of traffic ), and above 130 km/h ( 80 mph ) up to 170 ( 105 mph ) for the last 200km's which had very little traffic.
Great pics! I looked carefully at the lake photos, but where's Ogopogo?
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We've just driven a similar route albeit by car. Osoyoos was a great spot and so different from the millions of trees and scenery found on Highway 1 we took heading from Calgary to Vancouver.

Did you stop at the medicine lake?

Nice pics and I know you'll have had a great trip .

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We've just driven a similar route albeit by car. Osoyoos was a great spot and so different from the millions of trees and scenery found on Highway 1 we took heading from Calgary to Vancouver.

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Unless you know of a " Medicine Lake " in B.C. th answe is - No, we stayed North of the border.
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I've probably confused you by calling it medicine lake. The Indians call it that as they believe it has healing powers, and that's what the sign we read told us, but it's actually called "Spotted Lake", and is on the road down into Osoyoos but on the opposite side from the one your pictures were taken from. It's not a huge lake and we only spotted ity by chance.







Osoyoos from the opposite side





Here's the official details about the lake.

http://www.okanaganvacationguide.com/spotted-lake.html

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