We have every intention of riding to Alaska someday, but since we aren’t prepared to take that much time off work a ride on the Labrador is calling our names. We chat with our riding buddy Glenn Parker about it, and he says it’s one of those roads every tourer should experience.
Our jumping-off point is Quebec City in June. Glenn, who tags along, arrives from Oregon, and we come up from Florida. Our BMW bikes don’t arrive until early afternoon, giving us a chance to walk around Old Quebec. The weather is perfect – warm with blue skies. We explore the Citadelle and pop into some of the small shops. Last but certainly not least we hop into a taxi to check out Moto Vanier, a BMW motorcycle dealership. The cordial staff shows us around, and we find out that they store more than 200 motorcycles in winter. We tell them that any time they need a break from the cold they’re welcome in Florida! We end the day at Aux Anciens Canadiens, a restaurant with outstanding food and a warm atmosphere. Tomorrow we leave for points north.