Skelly Comes to the Island

February 25, 2012

Yesterday I walked on the ferry from Nanaimo to Vancouver so I could pick up the bike from Air Canada Cargo. After about 15 cm of snow in the lower mainland and the island it warmed up enough for me to risk riding.

The shipment had to clear customs first and I when I went to get my stamp I was informed that it would be another day. I explained my situation and the nice agent managed to get the inspection done immediately. So by 5:15 I was riding to catch a 5:45 ferry back to the island.

It was damn cold I tell you but on the mainland the roads were fine.

By the time I reached Nanaimo it was dark and the temps hovering around zero. There was thick fog on the highway so I had my wife following me with the flashers on to protect my back side. I had 30 km to ride to the place I am storing the bike. When I got there the roads had started freezing.

Yesterday ranks up there as one of those “what the heck am I doing here?” days

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5 Responses to Skelly Comes to the Island

  1. Anonymous says:

    That’s what I’ve said before Dave. Come back please

  2. Anonymous says:

    32,000 km across 2 continents and unknown roads, people and territory, and your most dangerous day was the last one! I have to admit that I am surprised at how far you went with such few difficulties; fall in the river, small oil leak, rear wheel bearings, and one flat tire! No crashes, near misses, out of gas, lost, major breakdowns, losing valuables, robbed, etc. Don’t you realize that these things would have made for even more interesting reading! (except for Wanita). You actually made it all look too easy but I’ll chalk it up to good riding and planning (and maybe a bit of luck!). Cam

  3. Friends Curtis and Sharon says:

    Good to see back safe and sound Dave. Say Hi to Wanitta,you guys take care and enjoy your next journey of life.

  4. Sharon says:

    I’m sure Skelly, you and Wanitta are all relieved. I know I am.
    xo

  5. John Whidden says:

    Thanks for taking such good care of me and not leaving me with some junk dealer in Argentina.
    Love,
    Skelly

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