First equipment fail – bike tire blew the night before we left Fernie – fortunately it was filled with tire goo which exploded from ceiling to rug in our basement equipment room (also known as a bedroom). No damage to rim or tire, nor any explanation as to cause….
We rented a cavernous mini van to load all our gear into – could have fit in a Smart Car.
Spectacular drive – surprisingly hilly in BC. Who knew? I was encouraged with the daffodils in Castlegar, less excited with the snow on the Hope Princeton highway. Sure wish someone (MIKE HILL) had warned me about this area. We are uncertain we will be able to ride the Kettle Valley Trail and Highway 3 looked like a good alternative for riding (shoulders, warm, limited traffic…) until here.
Great visit with Riley and Josh in Vancouver, caught up on all things wedding and app development.
Forecast looks wet and cool – rethinking the order of riding – why not fly to locations with good weather – currently sunny and 17 in Winnipeg
Sadly said farewell to our motorized transportation today. Serious FOMGPT (Fear of missing gas powered transportation).
Enjoyed a walk around Victoria – I have never been to the capital of BC! Made it back to hotel in time for the heartbreaking Jets game. Go Jets Go (although it would be less complicated if we didn’t have to worry about game day TV access)
Tomorrow we ride. Heading to Salt Spring to visit friends
Somewhat intimidated by the number of insomniacs following our adventures, I hope we can help.