Monthly Archive for September, 2015

Superb Squamish

Wednesday started overcast and just as forecast as we drove down to Squamish started clearing. By the time we got to Tantalus bike shop, atches of blue sky and sun were out. They were out of the SORCA trail passes, which is a voluntary usage fee to support the work done on the trailsm well worth the $15. We consulted the great staff on the area we wanted to check out. Awesome thing at the shops are pretty much everyone is a core rider. Continue reading ‘Superb Squamish’

Damp Tuesday

Woke up once at 4AM, outside was raining and wet. Weather forecasts here are pretty spot on, Tuesday was forecast for a damp day. It was a lazy morning and we eventually made our way to the Village to browse and shop. Lunch was Gone Village Eatery for a second day in a row. The guys had never been to this soup and sandwhich shop tucked behind the bookstore before, good stuff.

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Pallet Man

Fun ride, sunny, not a trace of rain, got my butt totally kicked on the climbs.

day started with power going out partially in our condo. Found out later our neighbors too.

after dinner at relocated Avalanche pizza, getting Cows ice cream, the man who will be unnamed, who has the most experience with wood burning fireplaces, spots a shipping pallet outside of Cows side door. Dude, pallets make the best firewood! And it free. So he grabs it and runs it out to the street, right across from the Firehouse and police station, loads it into the van. On the drive back we brainstorm ideas on how to bust up the pallet into smaller pieces. We end up stopping in the road up just up the street from home, jumping out, putting pallet on ground and chuck running it over with the van with a resounding crunch a couple times. nice assortment of pieces now, perfect!

No mice, no power

Spoke too soon about nice unit with minor oddities and problems, the power went out to part of unit in middle of breakfast. Appliances still work. Bagel egg & bacon by LED headlamp.

Whistler arrival

OvernightEd at Seattle, breakfast Dos XX and complimentary hotel chocolate cookie. Drive north, hit Belingham REI, Fanatik. Border crossing took about an hour. bypassed downtown Vancouver, encountered some traffic on Hwy 1. Stop at Squamish and Tantalus bike shop.

arrive whistler and get to condo. The van is a tight fit outside. The condo is pimp. Rare case where the stated 8 person capacity is understated. If you were cramming it could easily fit 5 upstairs where each person would have a bed, sofa or cushion. Downstairs could fit 6 on beds. if you got into floor space there’s more! And no mice so far.

Dinner was Peak pie. Winding down with a Sleeman honey brown lager, kinda bland beer.

Labor Day trip

the summer bike trip begins. The Hawaiian air flight to Seattle uneventful. they still do a complimentary meal. Nothing to write about, but the steamed beans were surprisingly not a mushy bunch of green tubes.

gotta travel whith Ckucky, he scored his bike free, he scored a Ford Transit 12 passenger van, the hotel room is right by the elevator.

only drama so far has been Vince’s one day passport renewal. Time for a good morning beer and choco chip cookie!