Monday, July 27, 2009

Day One Creston to Woodbury

Yesterday we arrived in Creston after a 9 hour drive. At the high school we had our bikes checked over by the mechanic and got our information packages. I went back to my hotel for my last good night's sleep for a week.

Sunday morning arrived at 6:00 am so that I could have breakfast and get to the school. As it turned out, Granny's at the Hacienda where I was staying was the only restuarant in town open early.

At 8:00 am it was time for the mayor's address and the start of the ride. As it turned out there were over 20 recumbents as a group of 16 came up from Oregon. Today's ride was 110 km with 3695 feet of elevation gain. We started around Kootenay Lake going past the Sidar pub and the Boswell glass house made from 500,000 empty embalming fluid bottles.

We rode into Woodbury Resort to our camp site which was kind of a mass camp with our tents scattered everywhere. Rather than a shower I opted for a swim in Kootenay Lake which I think was warmer than the shower water. Dinner was the cyclist standby of lasagna, salads and rolls in the downstairs of the pub.

1 comment:

  1. Doug,

    Have a look at my picture album from the Tour BC we have just completed. Great job and hats off to you!

    Ken Cheung