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Canada / Re: Field to Vancouver route options?
« on: May 04, 2010, 03:37:54 pm »
Thanks, Geeg!  That's exactly the kind of information I needed. 

The roads may have changed some since 1986, but I guess the headwinds haven't.  I remember that it took me eight days to get across Saskatchewan, with only one tailwind day that blew me right over the line into an Alberta thunderstorm...


Canada / Field to Vancouver route options?
« on: April 08, 2010, 02:44:31 pm »
Hi - I'm planning to ride my Bike Friday from Field to Vancouver this summer, after a tour of the Burgess Shale with a few other senior citizens from my San Diego paleontology group.  Most of them will be driving RVs to Field, but I am flying into Calgary and think I can get from there to Field without too much trouble. (I've got three days for that part.)

The last time I rode in this area (1986) there was no Internet and no Trans-Canada Trail, and my route at that point was back into the US through Cranbrook into Idaho at Bonner's Ferry.  I haven't ridden in BC west of Cranbrook.  From what I can tell in preliminary investigation, the TCT is still just a dashed line east of Kelowna, so my biggest issue is how best to get from Field down to Kelowna. 

I've allowed about three weeks to cover the distance and I'm not out to bag passes.  Quiet roads with shoulders and enough towns for motel stops would be ideal.  I was hoping not to carry full camping gear, but I guess I could.

Any advice/suggestions?

Sharron Sussman
Julian California

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