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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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    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 including a back break repair half way though.  thanks to the Russ Hayes bike shop for the free fix.  My GPS also ran out of battery before our destination but the iphone came in handy from then on.  The ferry was a nice break before the longer part of the ride (over a terrifying bridge) into Vancouver to the children's Hospital.  The sun was out and it was a great day of riding.  WE also met Lyda on the ferry and she was biking solo while carrying 50 lbs of gear.  She was heading to Calgary and supporting her charity that can be found here  

    We arrived at the BC children's Hospital and met with some families who are effected by PKU, and we enjoyed some food which was needed after the long ride.  One cool thing about today was that a woman from England who is originally from BC and visiting heard about the event and was able to make it out.  Thanks to the power of social media.  I also met a grandma who's grandson has PKU and she was great to talk to.  she showed me some books she had made for her grandson to help him understand PKU etc.  They were really cool and such a great idea.  

    Well Im glad day one is done and looking forward to day 2.  Im also really tired and need to get some rest.  Tomorrow we heard to Hope BC.....


    On Sunday, June 8, 2014, A. Davis said:

    Saw the pictures,Kevin. So sorry about the injuries. Hope they heal up fast and don't cause a lot of pain.


    On Sunday, June 8, 2014, Kevin Dube said:

    Hey Dick Im going to be adding photo's to the photo section of the website. I think this is easier and less time consuming for me to add them to the blog. I'll try to get some up every day


    On Sunday, June 8, 2014, Dick Michaux said:

    Great to hear you are on your way. So exciting. It will take a few days to get the rhythm of the road and determine how much supplemental nutrition and electrolytes (to replace those you lose while sweating) you will need during the mornings and afternoons to keep you going. Will you be posting photos? We had the accompanying vehicle driver take photos along the way each day and posted them with the blog. Helps you followers visualize what you are experiencing and brings them back to the website each day.


    On Sunday, June 8, 2014, Nicole Pallone said:

    What an incredible day it was - I am so excited that Rosie and I were able to be there! Thanks also to the complete strangers in Victoria who donated $40, and to your friends who came to the event and also made a significant donation - $450 raised in person on Day 1 - AMAZING!!!


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