If only it were ski season! Tough being on the wrong side of the world.
We witnessed a guy ride all the way up the track with a single speed. He didn't even look tired and apparently he was looking for a different place to ride and didn't know where he was going.
Hope we can follow his tire tracks loosely like he rides -
Trails BC says on their website that if you're a cyclist and want to see some of the most beautiful scenery in the British Columbia Province while biking down hill for two hours, the easiest thing to do is to get a friend to drive you and your bike to Eholt about 25 km west of Grand Forks.
We rode roundtrip.
The Sectionman Shed which has now been restored as a shelter which would be absolutely fantastic if crosscountry skiing in the wintertime... The Trails Society says the CPR put a man on this spot to warn trains of avalanches.
In the days of the railroads there were lots of conflicts between the railroad companies and they placed tracks on top of each other to "stake" their propriety rights.
Today what is going on is that various interest groups, the mtn bikers, horse riders, ATV vehicles, walkers etc are arguing how this section of the Trans-Canada trail is to be used, thus ALL the barriers were either pulled out or made to go around.
The only motors we met were two cute grandpas giving little kids rides on their ATV, but Mark said it tore up the trail and grumbled as we slogged through the gravel and sandy surface.
Passed one guy on a bike with a trailer bicycle touring up the path - we want to be like him.
Hope he stopped at Fisherman Creek Fall. I know I did, when it's close to 32C
Here I am, enjoying the sunshine instead of sitting in front of a spectrum analyzer. This is preparation for Australian beaches, except there are no sharks here (or jellyfish or saltwater crocs or...) - mark.
Now we have airplane tickets! We're heading to Cairns (Australia) first, leaving mid-September, tour around the area for a month, then fly to Auckland. We fly back to Seattle from Christchurch in January. This way, Ciel doesn't need an extended-stay visa for New Zealand. She hates me, because with a NZ passport, I can get into Australia and New Zealand with no problem at all! (We had a few headaches trying to figure out how to send her passport to the NZ embassy in Ottawa for a month, and still be able to fly out before airfares got a lot more expensive.)
We made it to Salmon Arm! The motorhome was loaded to the ceiling with our stuff, so we could only go about 30km/hr up Rogers pass (sorry Alberta drivers, you can't pass in the tunnels), but it got up and over into B.C.. No broken axles, no overheated engine, no problems at all (except a bit of blue smoke after going down the big hills...oh well, it is over 30 years old). -mark.