Summer Road Trip on a Yamaha

A reader shares memories of a summer trip across Canada, on the Pacific Coast Highway and on Route 66, that took more than eight weeks.

by Chuck Proulx

Here is a picture of me (on the Yammy) and my good buddy Bob Kass (Captain America) taken in May 1971. In a few weeks we took off on a summer adventure of a lifetime. Leaving our homes in Michigan, we traveled west across Canada, south on the Pacific Coast Highway and finally east on Route 66 towards home, nearly 8,000 miles and more than eight weeks in the saddle. I still ride and enjoy your magazine. I currently have a 1972 Yamaha XS650 and a Ducati Scrambler. Thanks for a great magazine.

Chuck Proulx/via email

What a road trip that must have been. Thanks for sharing the memories! — Ed.

Published on Aug 9, 2019

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