It was my first time on a Harley Davidson and what made it even more pulsating was that I was heading for the dizzy heights of Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada, writes John Newton.
Clad in all black leather from virtually head to foot, I certainly looked the part but, unfortunately, it wasn’t me with my hand on the throttle. I was all tucked up in the sidecar, while my (easy) rider/guide did all the work.
The spick and span (CAD$60,000) Harley was purring as we picked up speed on the way up to Marmot Basin, a renowned alpine ski area high above Jasper, in search of bears, moose and elk.
Look in every direction and you’ll see unobstructed mountain views, emerald green lakes, waterfalls and the magical colour changes of the forest in the Canadian Fall.
But, despite going to the places he knew best, my rider – Rob – just couldn’t find any wildlife along the deserted, winding mountain roads in the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies.
Source: Jasper and ‘The Wild One’