June 6 Day 13 126 kms Manning Park – Keremeos

Just wanted to say first, I really enjoy your comments/likes/ happy faces etc. I don’t feel like I’m doing this by myself at all. šŸ˜ŠšŸ˜˜

Well that was a day! Left Manning Park at 8:50 only 63 kms into Princeton. Another summit 1200 ft but only climbed 800ft. The big hill was in construction so all need pavement, it was a hot day +29 so the sun off the new black pavement was hot. Put the Surly in 6 gear and had a nice climb.


Met up with 3 other cyclists at Princeton Info Centre, a couple from PEI & a guy from South Africa, I had met him at my Hope campsite. Our other cyclist from Quebec hadn’t got there yet.  Wanted to head on to Keremeos, talked to long then had to stop at the store so never got going til 2:00. Then the heat & the wind off the river almost beat me. But I’m here. Reading your posts & Posting this. 

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June 5 Day 12 80kms Hope – Manning Park

Left hope at 7:30 climb the summit in six hours really happy with myself. 1300 feet above sea level there were some down hills in there so that was nice. Went on another 15 K to camp at Mule Deer camp site. Really nice campsite. Today I consider myself a cyclist I am passed a few other cyclists on the way made good time,  love my bike it was well worth the money yay Surly  bikes. Love all my gear,  I’m glad I unloaded the bag at Ashley’s and I’m glad I spent the money on a light tent, sleeping bag &   downsize my  stuff, is it was worth it climbing all that way up with a lighter load.