Thursday, July 19, 2018

CANADA DAY 1: Vancouver to Chilliwack

We are finally starting this trip!  Tim, Jim, Chris, and Martin flew in on July 1 and rode from Whistler to Vancouver yesterday, so they got in some extra miles before we began, but the excitement is being felt from all of us for this first leg of the Canada ride.


Our route parallels the Canada/US border and it is really cool to see houses whose backyards are touching Canada and if their soccer ball gets kicked out of the yard it ends up in a different country.  There is no fence, nothing really to tell you that the US is right there!  This picture has us riding on a Canadian road and the pavement to the right is Washington state!

The roads were really quiet as we made our way to Abbotsford alongside farms and border crossings, then the guys went up to Mission to watch England play in the World Cup and Donna and I continued on a shorter ride directly in to Chilliwack.  Knowing what was waiting for us tomorrow we were happy with 88km of meandering.

The guys had a beautiful ride along the lake while the girls enjoyed visiting with goats.

Success all around for a great day 1!

Girls:  86 km - 319 m
Guys:  128 km - 711m

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