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