Monday, May 31, 2010

Day 0 - Ottawa to Vancouver

Started the day off early (4:15am), arriving in Vancouver at 9am local time. We assembled our bikes in the airport, with a few minor frustrations.. and.. with a pending lawsuit against Air Canada (just kidding.. sorta). J's sister Adrienne met us at the airport, and a sky train, a sea bus, and a long wet walk up a hill later, we arrived at check point number one only 10 hours after leaving home. Luckily there was a free bike clinic just down the street, and with a few minor adjustments we were back in business. We spent the day doing last-minute alterations (balancing the pannier bags, grocery shopping for day 1 etc), and went for our "last supper" at an Indian restaurant. After a second walk home in the rain, we took our unloaded bikes for a spin to do the essential tire dip in the Pacific Ocean. The sun came out. :)


  1. You go girls!!
    You're never far from my thoughts and always in my prayers. Keep the faith!
    Love you, Mom

  2. ..go girls go...

    And to quote a few of the lyrics from a popular song by The Police (Sting)......

    Every breath you take and every move you make
    Every bond you break
    Every step you take, I'll be watching you
    Every single day and every word you say
    Every game you play
    ...., I'll be watching you

    Look forward to your updates...

    Love, Dad

  3. GREAT PIC of the bike dip!! Wish I could have been there to see you guys off. can't wait for more updates, love ya girls! - MP

  4. Hi:
    Thinking of you everyday. Good luck! Enjoy the moment. Travel safe
    Aunt Trish

  5. Looking forward to your journey, hope one day that we can retire and do same! Taking note of all tips and tricks!
    Christine & Clive Emery from Trips & Trails Adventure Outfitting.