Monthly Archives: July 2011

Salt Spring Island: Birthday Cycling Weekend

My birthday is in July and therefore associated in my mind with sun and warmth. It didn’t look like I was going to get any of those this year. The forecast called for rain and clouds, so our initial plan … Continue reading

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Kelly Lake: The Backroads of Lillooet

We left Vancouver early Friday morning and drove to Lillooet and beyond. The starting point of the trip was actually farther then we thought and was way past Lillooet. The original idea was to do a trip along the Fraser … Continue reading

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Gabriola Island: Discovering Another Gulf Island

On the last week of June we headed to Gabriola Island. We woke up on Saturday morning and what a surprise – rain! We started cycling from home and it was pouring all the way to Horseshoe Bay. Once there … Continue reading

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Washington Rails: Rails-to-Trails Over the Border

On the first weekend in June Gili and I headed to Washington State. We had just bought a new (used) car the previous week and it was time to start using it. It was also sunny and quite warm which … Continue reading

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Mt. Baker: Which is Harder, Climbing Mt. Baker in a Day, or Crossing the Border?

For a while I had been waiting for a midweek window of good weather to climb Mt. Baker. Finally the forecast was showing some sun, but finding partners was a scramble. I asked everyone I knew and posted online in … Continue reading

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