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Month: July 2017

Welcome to the Sauna (Wade)

Day 4 – was a total mixed bag. The first third of the ride was beautifully downhill, but with awful road conditions. Leaving Manning Provincial Park it was 10am (because we weren’t expected in Princeton until dinner). The second half was all uphill toward what is called the Sunday Summit. Leaving the valley the heat…
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Day 3: Hope to Manning Park Resort (Or How I Died)

(Help Me Obi Wan Kenobi, You’re My Only), Hope, BC to Manning Park Resort, BC 185 to 252 (67km today) Suggested Listening: Arkells – Come to Light Transit22 – Tan Lines (because I’ve got some pretty sweet ones started on my legs now… photos to come at the end of the trip) (I must have…
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So THAT was the hardest thing I have ever done

Let me paint a picture for you: -70 km, nearly 100% uphill at an average 5% grade – the first 19km were the worst, 100% uphill at like a 8% grade (imagine cycling up the Queen St access for 16km) – full blown sinus infection -higher altitude than we’ve had to deal with so far…
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Day 2:A New Hope (Coquitlam to Hope)

Day 2: A New Hope Coquitlam, BC to Hope, BC 45km to 185km Suggested Listening:┬áStar Wars Cantina With the excitement of our first real day of cycling ahead of us both Wade and I were up quite early. As I got out of bed at about 6am, I wondered how long Wade had already been…
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Once you choose Hope anything is possible (Wade)

So today was our first big ride (140km) and it was eye opening. We rode from Coquitlam to Hope and I don’t mind saying that I got my ass handed to me. Calling that ride rough is a stretch because we took Hwy 7 the whole way and it is 95% flat (and gorgeous btw).…
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Day 1: Vancouver to Coquitlam (Living as Kings)

Suggested Listening: Stars – Dead Hearts Queen – Bicycle Race Day 1: Vancouver to Coquitlam 0km to 45km After counting down for months for this day to come it’s come and gone so quickly. The trip has officially started and there’s no turning back now. After meeting up with Wade at “Ride On It” bike…
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Day 1

Day 1 – Nailed it Okay, well to be fair it was likely the easiest day of our journey. My flight left Hamilton at 6:30 am and arrived in Vancouver at 8:30 am local time. Nate and I met up at the bike shop we had shipped the bikes to and we were off! First…
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New and Old Friends

July 1/July 2nd Suggested Listening: Oh Wonder – My Friends Currently aboard the BC Ferry from Victoria to Vancouver, I sit here mystified by the beautiful view out the window and the incredible technology in 2017 that allows me type this post. The contrast between the two is so vast and yet in this instance…
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Sweet Mother of God, it’s actually happening!!!

So here we are on the eve of my flight. The bikes were disassembled, shipped, received by a bike shop in Vancouver (Ride On It, Granville St), reassembled and waiting for us to pick up tomorrow at 11am. Spreadsheets have been made, reviewed and revised and all that is really left to do is start…
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Making Connections

Suggested Listening: Delhi 2 Dublin – TumbiWOW Tegan and Sara – Hang on the Night As I sit here in the Ocean Island Inn hostel here in Victoria I can’t help, but feel so nostalgic. Almost a full 7 years ago I stayed here when I unexpectedly found myself selected to be one of the…
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