Archive for July, 2013


The North Pacific Coast

We made it to the ocean about two weeks ago, many highlights in the final stretches of the mainland Yellowhead highway, the scenery has been beautiful and the riding fun as we snaked towards the coast along the mighty Skeena River.

Among our days of riding we had the opportunity to stay in Terrace for two nights with another Warm Showers host

Matt and Amy live in Terrace with their two boys Liam and Finley (2 and 4). They have a delightful home with an amazing backyard featuring cherry trees, a garden and a shed with an area to work on bikes (which we needed to do!).

Matt and Amy are both avid cyclists abd coincidetally riding out to Haida Gwaii in August with Liam and Finley on board! Should be amazing trip and a hat tip to them for hauling all the gear and kids.

Amy’s brother Dylan was in town from Missoula as well and he shared a bit of information on the Bicycle Benefits non-profit he had cofounded. Some great ideas that have us thinking about our own bicycle advocacy work.

The scenery as we headed west of Terrace was amazing and the weather was mostly cooperative with lots of blue sky days allowing us to see all the mountains, waterfalls and vistas. So far this stretch has been our favourite!

Thanks again to Matt and Amy, we’re taking Haida Gwaii notes and know you’ll have a great time with the boys :) 20130712-105424.jpg20130712-105432.jpg20130712-105444.jpg20130712-105456.jpg20130712-105521.jpg20130712-105504.jpg20130712-105532.jpg20130712-113740.jpg

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