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Day 10 New Day New Province

The clouds hung low over Golden as we started to peddle up the long hill leading out of town. It was quite cool although we soon warmed up with the pedalling. Soon we emerged above the clouds to a good … Continue reading

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Day 9 Rest Day in Golden

It’s pouring rain so I may as well start on today’s post. Fortunately I am under cover at the shelter next to the truck. The rain is making a lot of noise on the tin roof. Our group has been … Continue reading

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Day 8 First Time Zone Change

Hills and spectacular scenery would be the story today. Right away as we left camp we started to climb. After an early morning rain it had cleared off and was a beautiful sunny morning. Though long, the hills initially weren’t … Continue reading

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Day 7 A Big Surprise

Today I had the biggest surprise of the trip so far. But more about that later. One of the camping items I bought for this trip was a fleece liner for my sleeping bag. The last few nights have been … Continue reading

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Day 6

By 7:30 we were on our way. Today I road again with Michel and Elaine. We seemed to be pretty well matched for speed. The first 17 km or so was fabulous as it was pretty much downhill through Kamloops. … Continue reading

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Day 5 June 25th

5:30 am. The alarm sounds. By 6:00 my stuff is packed and the tent is down. Our crew is on breakfast duty which means cooking breakfast, cleaning up and loading the truck. Loading the truck involves stowing away the kitchen … Continue reading

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Day 3 The Climb

Today was our first real day of climbing. As our galley crew was on supper duty we wanted to get away early. Shortly after 7:00 we were on our way. I rode with fellow crew mates Elaine and Michel. There … Continue reading

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Day 2 June 22nd

Our first morning on the road. Breakfast was ready by 7:00 am. By 7:30 I had filled up on porridge, French Toast, fruit, coffee and had made my peanut butter and jam sandwiches for the road. Time to get under … Continue reading

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Day 1 – It all begins!

The day started with breakfast out by the truck. Following breakfast we checked out of the Gage Residence, loaded our bags and headed off to the totem poles for the official group photo. Susan, her cousin and husband (Margaret & … Continue reading

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Mile Zero

Following breakfast we assembled at Mile 0 of the Trans Canada Hwy. The location, at the foot of Douglas Street in Beacon Hill Park, was about a 10 minute ride from the hostel. Here we had individual pictures taken followed … Continue reading

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