11 June 2007

The plan was to cycle to Revelstoke today, but about 100 m into the ride, I started having some mechanical problems. My front derailleur just wasn't changing the gears properly, so Dan and I spent about an hour at the side of the road attempting to fix it, before deciding to cycle 10 km to a bike shop in Salmon Arm to get it looked at by a mechanic. The staff at Skookum bike shop were quite helpful, and dealt with my gears immediately; however, by the time we had finished with all of that, it was almost 1:00, and we realized we'd be hard pressed to make it to Revelstoke before dark. We decided to get some lunch and then just have a short ride into Sicamous.

Conveniently located next to the bike shop was Rahn's Cafe and Bakery, where we met Al, the manager, who served us some delicious soup, chicken pie, sausage rolls and (best of all!) pastries. He was quite impressed with our bike trip, and gave us a loaf of dark rye for the road. Thanks, Al!

We got a nice little campsite in Sicamous, and cooked ourselves a delicious dinner of rice with beans, chicken, salad and some Black Bear beer. Mmmmmm....

1 comment:

Matthew said...

Hi Agnes -- This is Dan's uncle (Hilda's husband), Matthew, in Northern Ireland. Also had trouble emailing Dan. Just wanted to say to both of you that the trip is so impressive -- I'm very envious. And the blogging just makes it all the more amazing -- I'm so glad to be able to follow your progress. Keep going! We're all behind you! Best wishes --Matthew