The excursion to the ice fields was cancelled because of the rain. The rain was light, but it made the 44 degree air feel raw. Some people did get on their bikes mid-morning and go for a ride.
Our organizers put together a trip to Banff on the hotel’s shuttle buses. I went with the first group at 12:15. We walked a bit through downtown Banff.
Of course we went into the Harley store so folks could buy t-shirts. We had lunch at a pub above the store next door. The pub had the look and feel of an English pub. The food was pretty good. After lunch we went across the street to an ice cream shop for dessert. I successfully avoided buying anything, but everyone else enjoyed a “Beaver Tail.” That’s a piece of flattened doughnut in the shape of a beaver tail covered with various toppings, such as chocolate and bananas.
The bus brought us back to the hotel in time for a nap followed by the banquet. After dinner we watched a presentation for next year’s Shark Week in Cherokee, NC. There were no other presentations, so we voted to go to NC July 25, 26, 27, 2017.
The Road Glide flag is usually carried by the person who traveled the farthest to get to Shark Week. Since I had traveled 13,500 miles, I was given the honor of carrying the flag for awhile.
I don’t have the official tally, but it seems there are about 200 people at this year’s Shark Week. That’s a pretty remarkable number considering how far people had to ride to get here.
The weather looks better for tomorrow, so I’m going on the group ride up into the parks.