Riding local, riding abroad. Doesn't matter. "One less car" bike commuting and "Bikes Belong" advocacy, plus "I ride solo" bicycle travel. Racing is fun, but there are so many equally great reasons to ride.
Hawkes Bay NZ Water trail
Monday, July 31, 2017
I met Steve, a history teacher from Manchester, in the Kamloops RV park where I stayed Sunday night. The park is notable because it's the first time in a 38-day summer road trip where I got to wear shorts and camp in upper 80s degree weather. It's also notable because Steve's doing a trip from Calgary to Vancouver by Brompton. I never replaced Wm the Conqueror after it was stolen in Paris in 2013. But I remember my little folding bike with much affection. Steve's using a Dutch trailer with his rig. It was great chatting with another Bromptoneer. I passed him on Hwy 5 out of Kamloops earlier this morning. While I'm not big on riding on Hwy shoulders, it's what you have to do out here.