Vancouver | biking

The last time I was in Vancouver, I noticed the hotel I stay at, The Pinnacle Hotel, offers free bike rentals.  I missed that opportunity on my first visit in March, but this time I was determined.  In the beginning of my trip I focused on work and doing some low key things.  Before I knew it I was at the end of my trip, so on my last full day in Vancouver after whale watching I set out for a little excursion to Deep Cove, a coastal city in North Vancouver (you can see it on the map below). When I mapped out my route, it seemed simple enough.  What I hadn't realized was how hilly it would be to bike along the water.  I assumed since it was a coast route the terrain would be very level.  The many hills and speedy cars made me unsure that I could make it back to the hotel.  When I reached the base of another hill, I decided to head back to the hotel.  (Besides, I only had two hours on the bike and I was nearly the first hour.)  I only ended up biking the 6.3 miles of the 7.8 miles to the city.  Below is the actual route I ended up biking.  A total of 13 miles of blissful biking.

I love biking.

Obviously I couldn't photograph much while I was biking, so I snapped a few pictures when I took water breaks or looked at the map.  I passed by a lot of trees and trains.  The coastal route was along the coast, but hidden away a bit from the water.  For the most part I had to ride with the cars.  I was very scared at some points.

Day 224: Picnic?

[ Another New York Trip ] : Day 3 So as we rode our bikes around Central Park, we found this cute little area by the water to have our picnic. The food was from Bouchon Bakery, and we ate a tasty butternut squash sandwich, an ahi tuna salad and a ton of pastries. yum.

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Day 223: Bike Buddies.

[ Another New York Trip ]: Day 3 On the coldest day we had in New York (the two previous days were very hot), Katy, Alison and I went for a bike ride around central park. It was delightful, and evidently, we weren't supposed to be biking in the park, just around it. Good think we didn't find that out until the very end of our little adventure.

These pictures were taken with a combination of my point and shoot and my dslr

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