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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 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 have a free stay in Hope at their hotel.  Thanks to Barb for making that happen.  It was a good ride today with the wind at our backs almost the whole way and it was not to hot.  Tomorrow will be the first really big challenge when we cycle up to Merritt.  There are some pretty big climbs and its a busy highway.  Check out the Photo section of the site for photos from today.  Unfortunately my dad left his camera cord at some so we are not able to download any pics from his camera until back in Ontario and he is taking a lot of the pictures.   I had a small crash, in the parking lot of Jenn's condo when I could not clip in on a hill and slipped and fell.  I fell to the side where I was clipped in.  Brutal.  Oh well it could have been worse.  Hope is a little town surrounded by mountains.  Its really quite unbelievable.  It looks like rain is heading our way but hopefully its over by morning and we can have a decent ride up!  The best thing that happened today is that the waitress at the little diner in town here told me she could not afford to give much but wanted to support the ride.  She gave me $3.50 and I think it is one of my best memories so far.  I did not catch her name but thanks for the help, and for the great burger.

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