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.
Ephrata, WA
   
 
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    We spent a good part of the morning exploring the wonderful paved bike trails on both sides of the Columbia River. It would have saved us a lot of time getting to the motel if we had known about them. I think when I get back, I will try to get funding to train hotel staff how to direct cyclists to Vancouver hotels. The trail eventually took us out of town to hwy #28. The shoulders were wide, but the traffic was still heavy. I got hit by a dust devil along the road. These are small dust tornadoes that come flying out of the fields and cross the road. You don’t get much warning s you have to hang on. I got my first flat in my Armadillo tire. A big chunk of steel with a point end embedded in the tire. Took about ½ hour to change the tube. Then we hit a monster hill climb just before Quincy. Stopped in Quincy to rest and eat some Mexican food. We reached Ephrata about 6PM. I passed out on the bed for an hour before we snacked for supper. I slept well the rest of the night.