Pre Cycling

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….

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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.

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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).

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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.

7 thoughts on “Pre Cycling

  1. Keri Kary

    Looking fresh and happy…….what an adventure I’m going to enjoy vicariously! Hope to see you in a 1000 k. Keri 😘🚵‍♂️🚵‍♀️

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  2. Jocelyne

    just Thought I would let you know that you’re not missing anything in Fernie. It’s pouring rain and grey. Hope the weather is better on the west coast for your start. Hopefully we are here and you pass through. Happy cycling your two!

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  3. Rod Maxwell

    Great post. Nice pics too! Pretty ominous, epic, and life changing experience ahead. If the Rockies don’t kill you, you have it made. It is all down hill from there. Cross country from the Pacific to the Atlantic almost seems like too much! Then I saw your picture of the Terry Fox (1958 to 1981) statue, with the words underneath “Somewhere the hurting must stop……”. Jay, with Deb’s support I am sure you can do it!

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  4. Sharron Maxwell

    Sharron Maxwell
    Enjoy the ride you two. They say cyclists see more of this beautiful country than any other sport.
    Explore, Experience, Embrace but most of all breathe in the sights and remember there is always a downhill after the uphill. I look forward to reading your blog and will be cheering you both on from the couchline.

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  5. MYRTLE BOYS

    APRIL 26, HI DEBBIE AND JAY.
    JUST FINISHED 3 OF YOUR BLOGS SENT TO ME VIA HEATHER. YOU ARE BOTH BRAVE SOULS. I AM SO ENVIOUS OF YOUR TRIP. AND THE LOOKS ON THE BOYS FACES WHEN
    YOU PRESENT THE BIKES, SAYS IT ALL. I AM SURE THERE WILL BE TIMES WHEN YOU WILL BE TIRED, BUT KEEP PEDALLING FOR A GREAT CAUSE . LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING MORE OF YOUR EXCITING TRAVELS. LOVE YOUR AUNT MYRT.

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