What a day man!
Weather: variable (rain/sun/thunderstorm)
Distance: 83 miles / 138 Km
Speed: 15 mph / 24 Km/h
1 very “close call” (been catch in a thunderstorm and trees falling along the road)
Man I knew it will be an adventure especially with by my usual bad luck but for a start was a start!
Was starting not so bad as the rain stopped when I dipped my wheels on the Pacific Ocean as the start of my Journey across Canada!
The exit from Vancouver was rocky but ok.
Later on the day the weather become very nice and even hot and was pleasant.
Got my first puncture around the 50 miles mark but it’s where my race competitive background come handy as fixed in no time
Then came the main course of the day and maybe of the entire adventure.
I know in mountain the weather can snap in no time but this time was incredible and even local never saw that (…black cat somewhere?)
The sky became black as a hurricane sky and in no time the wind and rain pick it up and it became like hell! Trees was falling of on the road, thunder and of course I was in the middle of nowhere with no shelter then the best thing to do it’s push on your pedals like crazy and zigzag between obstacles! By chance I saw in the far end of the road a gas station but as I was approaching the power went down but they had a generator! They welcome me inside with like 10 others lost of the road. Bikers lucky to be there in one piece like me!
It lasted 20 min and after calm down and I could resume my Journey.
Along the road was trees and leafs all over but was alright after what I went true!
The weather become even nice as often after thunderstorm.
I crossed I convoy of around 150 cyclists escorted with 4 police cars, 2 ambulances and few assistance cars going to the Vancouver direction. Was quite funny the difference of way to enjoy an adventure even the policemen had a quite amused face
I found a spot for spend the night in a abandoned lot for sale but was quite difficult to find a spot as even in Canada every square inch are occupied!
By the way my daily blog will become when possible blog as I have some battery and connection problems
Take care everybody!