- Brenda - Hosting us in Prince George and taking us out for a great sushi feast.
- Sarah's parents - An awesome cup of coffee in their RV on a very wet day.
- Bridge Lake park operator - enough firewood to keep us warm in freezing conditions.
Once upon a time I rode my bike across Canada, a big country. Thankfully Canada is chopped up into nice little provinces that give you a gratifying sense of achievement as you pass through them, until you reach Ontario and learn the hard way just how gigantic that place is. Cycling across Ontario broke me in the head a little bit. Cycling British Columbia North to South brings back memories of cycling through Ontario – it never ends.
We’ve taken a few days off in the Okanagan to visit with family and friends, work on the bikes, replace some gear and just enjoy the sun. I was getting worried as we came through central BC over the last couple of weeks as the temperature was continually dropping, and precipitation was increasing. Were we too late? Did we totally miss the tail end of summer? Should we hop a bus to Mexico and get back to working on our tan lines?
A few days of warm dry weather has helped build our confidence for the next stretch into the states. We’re thinking about heading for the coast somewhere in Southern Washington, we’re going to trade chilly mountain passes for the wet coast. And we’re ready, we exchanged our compact (light) tarp for a gargantuan monster (slightly heavier) tarp, I think that’s going to pay off big time pretty soon.
Special thanks to: