Giving thanks and coordinates.
Gearing us up: Montlake Bicycle Shop, “like Cheers–where everybody knows your name,” says Gary. A huge thanks to this team: Michael, Gary, Mike, Neil, Carolyn, and more!
Bob’s cycle in Moose Jaw for fixing Jessica’s derailleur- http://www.bohscycle.ca
The guys at Olympia Cycle and Ski in Winnipeg for a new cassette and some great bike lore and restaurant recomendations.
Getting us ready:
Michael, at Montlake Bicycle Shop. Thank you for opening the shop up early in the morning to teach us, among other things, how to lock out a gear if we damage a derailleur or a chain and keep a small repair kit.
Orange Theory Fitness, “High Fives and Smiles”–Jeremy; “You can crush it”–Shea
Day one send off crew: from the driveway: Michael, Katie, Deb and Peter; from the ferry: Justin, Susie, Laura, Amy, TJ; from Mile zero: Krista and Jeff, Tanya and her sisters Cheryl and Teresa with their children and Remi and Jackson, and her father and his wife; from the mainland of Canada: Jeremy Shaw
Advice and Wisdom:
Julie and Bjorn Simpson, “Keep chips on the back of your bike so they warm in the sun!”
Adam, at Guardian Self-Protection & Fitness, for his knife skills and self defense lessons.
The awesome youngsters staffing the Creston visitor’s center.
Chris, the roadie, at Derek’s Sports in Cranbrook for air and chat.
Sarah and Karen, two inspiring solo cross-Canada riders
Day one: Dave and Nicole Netik and kids
Day four: Chris Mathieson at Grist Mill and Gardens
Regina: Shirley Bartz and Andy Miller and family.
Erika Stoner – wonderful Regina “tour guide” and all around awesome UBC friend
Winnipeg: Tara and John Kenney
Frederik, on a bicycle, for making and sharing mojitos at the Pincher Creek Provincial Campground
Besant Campground host, Shauna, for hooking us up with beer after a long, hot day or cycling
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