Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

     
Daily Trip Log
John
 
     

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
Mount Vernon, WA
   
 
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    I decided to ride to downtown Vancouver and take the bus to White Rock. I met Jack in White Rock and we rode to the border. The ride thru Blaine was pleasant, then we got on I5. It was noisy and the shoulder was not very clean. It was also hot by then. After about 2 hrs, we reached Bellingham. I was hot, tired and hungry. We had a nice lunch in Bellingham and then followed a nice bike route thru Bellingham. Then back to I5. I was glad to get off the hiway and use the road next to Lake Samish. Then we crossed to the other side of I5. I had to stop at Alger and soak my shirt in cold water. I also started using my water necklace to stay cool. The road was mostly flat and pleasant. It got very heavy with traffic at Burlington. Not really enough room on the road for bikes. I survived my first day on the road. We reached Mt Vernon by 5PM. I slept well that night.