Cold, snowy and yughy here.....
Kids are south of Merrit and the Coq is clear........Serena's driving..... http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwayca...l/www/379.html
But the Rogers Pass was the $hits......4 wheel H all the way..... have a look http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwayca...l/www/101.html
It's easy to forget that you guys actually get Winter there.
I googled Revelstoke, and discovered you don't have sunup until almost 8:00 am, and have less than 8 hours of daylight.
Looks like a rather lonely drive. I'd have lots of survival goods on board, for sure.
Yup.....first call of the day, you watch your step on the rooftops...you'll either get guillotined by a guy wire or take a header off the roof when you stumble/slip on ice near the roof's edge in the dark.
I was almost killed near Revelstoke on that drive back from Calgary when I went to SAIT 37 years ago.....there's a lake there and if you go off the highway you'll be in it in a second.....
It's a treacherous drive but the kids didn't want to fly.....so the ole man's on pins and needles......they should get the 9am ferry from Tsawwassen Ferry terminal....
mourning Bret & all...hope all the trees get whacked down for you Bret. When we had our house built we had no trees around the house and every time the UPS driver say's jeeez how can you live without trees around for shade in this Texas heat. I say well I'm married to an A/C guy and our house is geo thermal and it's nice inside so I planted tree's 20 feet away for shade if needed. Glad I did for nothing like wind blowing limbs on the house. Y'all have a Great Day !
Good morning, Bret and everyone!
Well #2 and #3 are home and in one piece....phew.....Ferries got docked yesterday because of wind so they got held up till 8pm last night 'till the wind on the Juan de Fuca straights dropped down.....
Took them the same amount of time to drive 700 miles in snow and ice as sail 35 km across to the Island.....
Off late up the mountain to fight with the cougar and the snow......they'll be coming out looking for kitty kats, small dogs and injured fat ole men to eat with all the snow......
You have mentioned being fat and old a few times. I refuse to believe it.
I figure every ride is anywhere between 400 - 800 calories. You don't drink anymore, so those calories are not in the mix, either.
I think you'd have to quit your job and spend all day eating to get fat.
BTW, I remember my dad telling me stories of growing up in New Westminster. With no running water, he would have to go down to the creek in the morning with a bucket to get water, and he would have to look up in the trees to make sure a cougar was not going to make a breakfast of HIM. :eek:
'Morning Bret and everyone. My family has a cottage in the mountains and before we got a well, my little cousin and I had the water duty.. The spring was a trickler so we had to dip and pour into the gallon jugs and the slopes were STEEP. No wild animals to worry about.. Wolves and bears were hunted out (not completely, but still) and no big pussies in that part of Europe. No stores in the area, so we got milk straight from the source. Had to cook it before consumption.
Yah Art but the 'Friday Night celebration' attitude is still there....I don't drink, don't smoke and the old lady sent me to be neutered after #3.....so the only thing I have left is eating.......the doctor told me.....BP, weight and cholesterol are all high side of OK......sooooooo I eat ...therefore I ride.
We have a cougar up on the backside (where I start my climb) so last year I bought a helmet with a lover back on it to protect the neck a bit as this is where they will usually attack from(at least it makes me feel better) .... high and behind....as you said from the trees. I can see shining eyes deep in the bush up high in the trees so don't know if they're raccoons or cougar but I can usually tell by how frantic the dog is. Cougar's make them nervous/panicky whereby the black bears, they think are their playmates so they will run to meet then so you have to pull them back as the bear will rip them to shreds.
Bret.....you get Karen some disgusting slinky frilly things yet or is that Fronk's job?
I gave up the "Friday night celebration" idea 18 years ago. I used to take Julie out for a snack or a movie, and that was about it.
Now, I sit and putter on the 'net, or read, or watch a little TV.
Then I go to bed.
Sad, I know.
Yah, I hear ya.....'bout the same here but I love the outdoors (never used to when I was a kid....always gadget crazy....go figure eh!) and need to get exercise so the bike riding is a way to get it without actually feeling like work. My cardio is 1000X better than it was.....it's neat to watch a 18 year old puking his lungs out on the climb as you go by him, slap him on the back and say 'wait 'till you get to be my age their sonny'....and leave him heaving away. The technology is phenomenal and I usually buy a frame for a decent price then take a year 'hunting on Ebay' for shiny anodized bits to bolt onto it......you get premier parts (5-10 year lasting quality..ie lifetime of the frame) for about 50-60% of the cost of the low grade......so you don't get stranded on the mountain.
I use the last 1/2 hour of the day after customers, workers and my Asian builders ( noon their time) to wind down and find parts.....it's therapeutic for me...... until Brenda catches the Ebay receipts and then I'm in $hit....but I'm very familiar with that destination,......very familiar..... ;)
Day started Break tonight.