Sicamous to Canyon Hot Springs 1

Sicamous  to Canyon Hot Springs
Last night I stayed in Sicamous at Joe Scmucks campground which happens to have a pub right in front of it. Note to self: always stay at campgrounds with a pub! I met the owner Mark while watching the hockey game and enjoying a few Mt. Begbie cream ales. A huge thank you to him ...

Vernon to Sicamous

Vernon to Sicamous
Once I got the images of truck tires out of my head (about 4 scotches) I had a great sleep and slept in the latest I have so far. Not needing to take a tent down and pack helps! Conveniently a Denny’s was attached to my hotel…lumberjack slam here we come. On the road by ...

Okanagan Lake PP to Vernon

Okanagan Lake PP to Vernon
A beautiful view at 7am this morning, overcast with the sun trying to poke through. I headed on my way at 830am and enjoyed a relatively leisurely start to the day thru Peachland before the rain started. Not enough to damper my spirits as I knew I was going to meet up with Dave and ...

Diners, Drive-thrus and Dives — week 1 edition

Diners, Drive-thrus and Dives -- week 1 edition
Cycle touring affords the foodie in me with lots of excitement, well lets be honest by mid-day I would eat just about anything as was witnessed on day 1 when I stopped at McDs! Coming out of Vancouver sushi spots were as common as Tim Hortons in Toronto, but try and find a family style ...

Princeton to Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

Princeton to Okanagan Lake Provincial Park
A chilly morning start, only a few degrees about zero by the time I left Princeton at 850am. Expecting a long day as I have 140+km to cover today, thankfully mostly downhill! This will be a record cycling distance day for me. I was flying along, making some great time when my attention was diverted ...

Manning Park to Princeton 1

Manning Park to Princeton
Just to clarify, the previous post was Thursdays adventure…today I left Manning Lodge at 930am set to travel to Bromley Rock Provincial Park. I soon changed plans when I discovered this park doesn’t have showers or wifi. The first 20km were perfect to warm up the legs as it was mostly downhill. Now you would ...

Hope to EC Manning Provincial Park

Hope to EC Manning Provincial Park
My ride started at 10am, an hour later than I had hoped expecting an eight hour day. Getting my routine down packing up etc took longer than expected. My new mate Paul and I parted ways at the Hope grocery store as I was taking the Crowsnest Hwy and he was heading more north up ...

Meet Betty 5

Meet Betty
It took a while as I wanted to get a feel for my trip before introducing Betty, my bike. She and I have some great conversations on the road and thankfully she is holding up well. I had to give her a thorough cleaning and greasing today as she was covered in dirt from the ...

Mission to Hope 2

Mission to Hope
I apologize for the delay of my day 2 blog but as you’ll read, it was an experience! The evening in Mission brought rain, which I woke to at 2am, 4am, 6am etc…there was a moment I thought I wasn’t going to ride today, but I persevered and thought I need to get to Hope ...

Stanley Park to Mission 18

Stanley Park to Mission
My day started great as Lindsey cooked us up bacon and eggs with chocolate chip pancakes (she knows me too well!) then off to the Vancouver Rowing Club. While unpacking a gentleman approached asking for me, it was the uncle of Nathan Hergott, a close friend of 20 years (uncle Michael and me above) Nathan’s ...

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