I’m not just an optimist, I really can’t believe our luck with weather. Today we awoke to another perfect day, hitting the road at 7.30 am. A nice surprise awaited our start, being in the mountains we just assumed we would climb, but the saying is true – what goes up, must come down! Our day started with a lot of downhill, covering the first 40 km without a lot of effort…. so we decided to continue feeling spoiled, and stopped for a mid-morning pancake and a bowl of oatmeal. Our pitstop was a blessing in disguise, as we needed those extra calories to get us through the rest of our ride. We went from downhill to uphill very quickly, climbing over 870 meters in total, though not too steep with a grade between 6 and 8 percent.
We found lots of time to take in the sites… as we biked past… so glad for that, as the views again were spectacular.
The most difficult part of the ride was making the entry into Kamloops. Would it be fun to bike the 401 through Toronto? No! It was an easy decision to get off the highway as we entered into a maze of chaos, and take the original # 1 through Kamloops to our site 10 km on the other side of the city.
In total today we covered 100 km in 4-1/2 hours, arriving into Kamloops to enjoy a stretch, our end of ride cheers of a cold Creemore Lager, and a much needed hot shower.
We are going to disconnect the trailer and head into the city for some groceries, dinner and a night on the town! Not too late, as we are preparing for a big ride tomorrow, with more climbs, as we head to Salmon Arm.