Saturday April 27, 2013

Today, we picked up our new bikes from West Point Cycles.  Andrew checked and fitted and measured to make sure that every thing felt just right. I am sure that we will be back for some fine tuning, but we rode home very pleased. We are both, as yet, not entirely comfortable with the clips, but disengaging seems easier than we expected.

Lois wanted to make sure that her seat was just right:








Consultation and testing:

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Final measurements for the record:


Ready to go at last:

New Bikes 1


We are keeping these bikes very close for now!

New Bikes 2

Tuesday April 23, 2013











We will be picking up our bikes later this week so, today, we took our trusty hybrids out to Iona Park and back (around 40kms). It was lovely to be by the sea, although the tide was a long way out.
We discovered the bike path underneath the Canada Line Bridge, over the Fraser River, south of Cambie. Good planning, it seems.


Monday April 15, 2013









Maps are great!

Today we visualized our trip by plotting the route on the map in the hallway.

Perhaps you can see why we are re-thinking the “northern route” through BC and AB on the way to Saskatoon!

Sunday April 14, 2013


This was today’s practice ride. First time over the Lions Gate Bridge! The time was better than recorded. For some reason, the Garmin did not stop when we had coffee in North Van.











Lois’ bike should be ready next weekend. This is the message from West Point Cycles: “The frame is in customs and we are just waiting for it to clear! I am hoping to have it built before next weekend”. We both trust that this will be the case…