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The weather was much warmer - sunny skies included - so I decided to ride N along the lake to Vernon, then N and W to Yankee Flats (on the Salmon River), and back, same route.

My wife and I have a community-garden plot just N of home a few miles (in Lakecountry, BC) so my first stop was there to water the garden.

IMG_0479 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

When that was finished, I saddled-up, then rode due W to the road along Okanagan Lake, then turned N.

IMG_0480 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

The road goes right past the "Predator Ridge" golf community, w/ some very nice twisty "bits" (and that is the "Silver Star" ski area at the top right of the hills ahead).

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Just N of Vernon the road joins BC 97 down toward the "OKeefe Ranch and Golf Club"

IMG_0489 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

then N on St Annes Rd to Otter Lake Rd,

IMG_0490 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

from which one called "Corkscrew Rd" curves off to the left (W)

IMG_0491 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

IMG_0492 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

then re-joins the Otter Lake Rd, curving N

IMG_0494 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

followed by W, N and then W again, just past this monastery that ALSO makes wine for sale.

IMG_0495 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

Along the twisty section heading W (the Salmon River Rd), LOTS of 'bends'

IMG_0496 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

IMG_0497 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

as well as a "collection" of old wrecks along the S side (which I'll add pics of on the 'homeward' leg) of what's NOW called the "Heywood-Armstrong Rd".

IMG_0498 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

The road continues, VERY 'bendy' till the "Yankee Flats Rd"/"Salmon River Rd"

IMG_0499 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

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which I'm riding N on.

IMG_0502 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

At the end of the stretch in this pic, JUST as it goes to the right, is a "white" spot - an RCMP cruiser 'guarding' us w/ his radar and laser. (I saw HIM first!!!)

IMG_0503 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

Just past is the spot that I usually rest at to eat my snack, (the river running fairly HIGH right now)

IMG_0504 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

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before continuing N to Yankee Flats.

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turning S onto the Yankee Flats Rd...

Very shortly after joining it, you pass an "artist's workshop" and a 'hippy' VW bus from the '60s

IMG_0509 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

The road is a compendium of quick left-right-lefts, and then a descending 'left-right'

IMG_0510 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

to cross onto the "Heywood-Armstrong Rd" again, heading E.

IMG_0512 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

The bridge ahead over the Salmon River, but first a 'chicken-farm' at the left-edge...

IMG_0514 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

PROBABLY couldn't say it any better...!

IMG_0515 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr


And approaching the "old cars" again, w/ its VICIOUS guard-dog and guard-pony....:wink2:

IMG_0517 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

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Here're the twisties from the W

IMG_0519 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

and from the N.

IMG_0520 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

Soon I was gassing-up in Vernon, and here's the gas station AND my odo to figure out the gas mileage....

IMG_0522 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

IMG_0523 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

which (according to MY math) works out to 26.44 km/L = 74.62 mpgImperial (59.7 mpgUS), which AIN'T half bad!

When I rode S from Vernon a few days back I put this pic into my report

IMG_0477 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

so THIS time I stopped to get some pics of the "wildlife"

IMG_0524 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

IMG_0525 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr

When I got home I had added 206.9 kms (128 miles) to the GREEN HORNET TOO's odo over about four hours. GREAT use of "social distancing"!!!:wink2:
 
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