Friday, September 5, 2008
Fully Loaded and heading south to Victoria on Vancouver Island
Headed out this morning from Vancouver to head south (finally). Going to Tsawwassan to get the ferry to Vancouver Island and then cycle south to City of Victoria.
This is the first day I have headed out fully loaded.... and boy does it make a difference. The bike has a mind of its own and its difficult to keep it under control. I have a lot of weight on board. ( No wise crack comments guys) I know all the jokes. I will either have to dump stuff or loose weight myself. I think ill do both. After about an hour of riding i seem to be getting the hang of carrying the extra load. The bike is going where i want it to go. But on the hills i am my usual self... tailing off.. Wonder how Donal would do with this load :-). Getting out in the traffic is a nightmare. There are hard shoulders and some 'bike lanes' but even so. You got to ride agressively. Hold your road. Long stretches of flat roads you can just spinalong. Its great when you get a tail wind. On tothe ferry to the island and a lunch of chicken and chips and water. Would be agreat place to go island hopping but im on a mission and its on to Victoria. 25miles of highway driving. On the side of a 3 lane highway barrelling along. Like the Naas dueller without the frills. Can see the Olympis range in the distance.
Arrive tired and sunburnt in Victoria..... Tomorrow cross the border into the US of A. (If they let me in) Thanks for all your posts guys it great to get them all. Keepewm coming.