Given that I was up until close to 4am the night before, I had a bit of a late start today. I was off and on my bike around 10:30. I was unsure how far I would get, aiming for somewhere between Mission and Hope (interesting town names!). The Fraser Valley is very flat, and I stopped in the late afternoon, not wanting to push too far on my first day, at Squawkum Park.
I went for a late ride with a couple friends tonight. We round from the downtown east side following the Trans Canada Trail loop that circumscribes Stanley Park and the Seawall Trail—after weighting out a bit of rain. We stopped at English Bay so I could dip my tires in the Pacific Ocean. Getting across the sand proved a task—and cleaning off the sand was a pain. We ended up heading out to Foundation for a late feed, staying to well in the morning chatting.
I have finalised the last of the tasks I needed to get done, and with possible rain forecast for Monday, I will be leaving tomorrow (Sunday). I packed all my gear into my trailer yesterday as a final test pack and will take it out for a 20km ride this afternnon, following the Trans Canada Trail loop that circumscribes Stanley Park and the Seawall Trail.
I have started to get in some kms around Vancouver before I start my trip west on the 10th or 11th. On Monday (4th) I did a lap of Stanley Park with a friend to watch the sunset. I did some riding around town on Tuesday and Thursday finalising some things. On Wednesday afernoon I had a good ride from Vancouver up to Whytecliff Park and back, a little over 60km and a little under 2 hours.