Yesterday's forecast was for 30C (86F) and clear, Hwy 33 beckoned, so - suited-up, camera around my neck, I jumped onto the GREEN HORNET and headed east then south. One consequence of temps THAT high this early, is that the snow-pack in the high country will melt too fast, possibly causing flooding around here (I live on a ridge, so UNLESS the water rises about 500', we should be OK!), and I got pictures of one place along Mission Creek which was definitely built on the wrong plot of land, as well as high water on the Kettle River along the southern half of 33.
The road (Hwy 33) is quite twisty, and in its roughly 140 km length MOST curves are 'amber-signed' for speeds as low as 50 kph, some 60 and others 70, so you need to keep focused, and even at the normal limit of 90 (about 55 mph) a few of the turns had me 'hanging-off'.
At one point northbound I saw several bikes on the outside of a southbound curve, an SUV stopped nearby, so slowed to offer assistance, but a rider gave the 'thumbs-up' and I continued north. Several minutes later an ambulance, sirens wailing, passed going south, so I figure someone didn't make that turn....
The ride was lots of fun w/ the exception of that 'wreck', so I took quite a few pics showing the curvy nature of 33 (despite some looking as if taken while 'on the move', I ALWAYS stopped and took them when the way was clear
...) for those of you who might be able to ride it sometime.
All-in-all, just under 300 kms (180 miles) took a total of 4 hours, and I got 23 kms/L (65 mpgUS) for the ride when I filled up. (In fact, my GPS says my moving average was 80 kph [50 mph].)