Saturday, March 05, 2011

Type Two Fun - day 2

Day 2A

Got up @ 4:30        ~39’F/4’C   very foggy.  Rained early in PM.  Tarp very wet.  Cold packing up.  Depart 5:00 am.  Ate apple en-route.  13 miles to Sparwood.  Got to A&W right at 6:00am opening: French toast, 2x O.J., bagel w /cc.  Saw other riders.  Eight had crammed into one hotel room – only room left during  “Coal Miner Days”  parade today.   Left @ 6:30 am.  Cool en-route to Corbin.  ( Saw female moose Didn’t find Corbin “Y” Cache.   N 49° 31.013 W 114° 40.552  O

In British Columbia, Canada
Rode Flathead Pass w/ Dave Preston.  Frost on South side, many stream crossings – wet feet – cold!  Scenery very cool. With Dave Goldberg + Mat Arnold for a while. Caught Heather and John Foster.  Left all at bottom of Cabin Pass when they lunched.  Started to get hot.  Aqua Mira H2O near top/ ate pizza/ dried tarp etc.  Eric stopped for pizza.  Alone rest of day.

Cabin Pass super nice.  Steady descent.   Galton Pass hard,  long and steep.  Moose half way. Single track cool but only a little rideable. Steep part insanely ridiculous.  Hands above head last mile of climb, took forever….granny gear for ages. 1 ½ miles of snow on top.  Grueling at end.  Snow melt near top Brain freeze. Descent crazy must have averaged 35 mph for ten miles (minutes?) valley very hot.  Got to Port of Roosville 7pm   ate (?) and fish and drank Kokanee Beer with Robin and (?)  Butt sore, changed and washed.  Rode to Eureka.  Mexican with John Foster.  Bought food from excellent store. Rode on to Grave Creek Campground … most undeveloped.  Tired!  Concerned about theft.  151 mi today  average speed 11.3 moving time 13:20.