Bike Riding in the Mountains

Mountain Lake

The weather wasn’t great for the first couple days of our tour, but being from rainy Vancouver, that has never stopped me from fulfilling a plan.

I love nothing more than bike riding. Not only am I unable to drive (bad eyesight), but I also have an e(lectronic)-bike that is quite zippy. So I get to meet my ‘driving’ needs, and I don’t even need to pedal. Fun!

Family Cycle Riding Bikes

Add those truths to the fact that scenery is always best taken in at a slower pace (ever tried taking in a destination from a moving bus seat?), and I am in bliss. I would love to cycle some small cluster of countries in Europe – I will have to put that on the list.

Also, the bugs can’t catch you while in cycle motion.

Toward Revelstoke

It was the first of a few bike tours, so we decided to explore the incredible mountain-y area, near Revelstoke, where we were camped.

Near Revelstoke

From our location we could see where forest fire had ravaged the mountain side, where the spring run off had cut through the vertical rock and stone creating multiple waterfalls, and of course the snowy peaks. Quite stunning.

The air was not the same as back home. Cleaner, fresher, crisper and lighter. Actually, I felt like I was having an asthma attack for the first day at camp – but that could have something to do with the pollen and fluffy bits flooding the slightly thinner air.

Plus I forgot my inhalers at home. Duh!

Abandoned at the Camp Yeehaw!

We found a few interesting things on our bike ride. Architecture that appeared to be abandoned, housing hidden in the middle of nowhere, an old monster dodge my husband appreciated. Dragonflies, hummingbirds and lots of (unsettling) rustling in the forest.

And no-see-ums worth running from. Terrible little things. How can something nearly invisible inflict so much pain?! I am still suffering (really!).

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You can follow this trip by heading to the ‘Mountain Retreat‘ section, or you can enjoy many more photos of British Columbia by heading to the Habitual Runaway on Facebook.

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