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Avery's Ride for PKU blog

I will be blogging about my preparation and planning leading up to the ride and will try to Blog as much as possible as I pedal across the country.

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  • Jun25Wed

    Saskatoon, Craik and Regina

    June 25, 2014
    I guess its been a few days since I've updated the blog.  I blame the internet, or lack there of.  Also we were resting in Saskatoon for a day and I neglected to use the computer and actually rest.  We left North Battleford and it was not raining and we had a pretty good wind behind us.  I think i averaged about 33km per hour...
  • Jun21Sat

    Arrived in North Battleford

    June 21, 2014
    We left Vegreville with a lot of fog and a little drizzle.  Seemed fitting as this is pretty much how our time has been spent in Alberta thus far.  The stay in Vegreville was great.  The Pomeroy inn and Suites could not have been better.  They were also very interested in the ride and the pku.  We had a great talk with...
  • Jun19Thu

    Vegreville

    June 19, 2014
    We have made it to Vegreville where a complimentary room was waiting for us at the Pomeroy Inn and Suites.  What a great place.  The manager here even asked for a stack of postcards that other guests could take and learn about PKU and the ride.  This is really helpful is spreading awareness regarding PKU.  We woke up...
  • Jun17Tue

    Made it to Calgary

    June 17, 2014
    We have officially entered Alberta.  After spending a day off in Sparwood we started out early in the morning heading for Claresholm AB.  We had a long but enjoyable ride.  In total we hit 169.8 km the longest ride I had ever done.  We finally had some sunshine and were able to have some nice views of the Rockies as we...
  • Jun14Sat

    Final stop in BC

    June 14, 2014
    I missed a couple of days of blogging due to no wifi and being tired.  But we have now reached our final stop in Beautiful BC.  Its really to bad it was cloudy and raining the last few days of riding from Revelstoke to Golden and Cranbrook to Sparwood because I believe we missed out on some great scenery.  The ride from just...
  • Jun12Thu

    Thanks

    June 12, 2014
    Just a short bonus blog for today to say thanks to all the families and individuals across the country who are supporting us.  In the last blog I mentioned that when we arrived in Salmon Arm were going to meet Bruno and Sharon Geiger who have a grandson with PKU.  They have provided such great support for the ride and they took us out...
  • Jun11Wed

    Day 4 and 5

    June 11, 2014
    Well, yesterday we rolled into Kamloops and it was one of the nicest rides we have done yet.  Maybe because the majority of the ride was on a nice flat road through a rural setting.  We saw eagles, lots of deer and a few ranchers herding up their cattle.  There was also not a lot of traffic so that was nice.  We had a busy...
  • Jun9Mon

    Merritt and the Coquihalla Hwy

    June 9, 2014
    Today was the day I was nervous about from the start of planning.  It was the day I would have my first real climb in the mountains.  Not just the first of this ride but ever.  So i had heard the Coquihalla hwy presented some challenging climbs.  I'm glad I had heard that because I feel that I was able to mentally prepare...
  • Jun8Sun

    Day 2

    June 8, 2014
    Today was day two and we cycled from Burnaby where we stayed with Jenn and Lee to Hope BC.  Thanks very much for your hospitality and the outstanding breakfast.  After making our way out of the city (with some help to some fellow cyclists) We cycled over 140km today to Hope and made it by 3:30pm. Travelodge had also arranged for us to...
  • Jun8Sun

    day 1 complete

    June 8, 2014
    We started out today from Mile 0 in Victoria.  We had Ken a local who had agreed to lead us to the Ferry.  It was a great ride along the ocean.  We saw two dear on a persons front lawn and another deer jumped out of the bush just behind me as Svend started a downhill.  That was a little startling.  We had a few issues...
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