Tuesday, May 25, 2004

km 400

Holy moley! 4 Days on the road already and we've gotten a pretty good taste of what's to come! We decided against our original plans of heading north through the mountains and instead pointed out wheels to the south on hwy 3 through the crowsnest pass. Right now we're taking our 5th day to rest in Princeton B.C. before we continue on. The last few days have been filled with chalenges, who would have thought that in 1 day we would bike from almost sea-level to 1250m in one fun filled 20km up-hill? or that the next day we would coast 70km down from that pass in just a few hours. Traveling on a bike under your own power has to be one of the most rewarding and fullfiling experiences I've ever had. We travel slowly enough to be able to enjoy the scenery and wildlife but fast enough to really see your progress each day. We've been warned that although the hills in the rockies are long (just a bit)they're not steep, aparantly the steep ones are in northern ontario, we'll have to wait and see.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Km 0

This seems to be the begining ... so soon? or so delayed .. who knows it seems like no matter how much luck we had preparing for this trip the gods seem to want us to stay in Squamish perhaps a little longer than we had anticipated. That's alright though anyone who's spent anytime in the forest beneith the cheif surely knows of it's time warp capabilities, making you sleep into the afternoon slowly seeping away any stress or anxiety. I don't think we could have picked a better place to start!
Right now our biggest challenge is to make it all the way through Vancouver and hopefully to some nice cheap camping oon the other side!!