Well, it's rained every day since I entered Canada. I packed for warm, dry weather and left my rain gear at home. Wouldn't you know it? I bought a cheap plastic poncho at Walmart, and so far, it's worked pretty well.
I'm here in Golden taking a rest day in preparation for the ride over Roger's Pass tomorrow; eating as much as I can and sleeping. It's a pretty long hard slog with about 3,000 feet of elevation gain, the last 8 miles is steep, I hear, so I've lightened my load by dumping some of the food and equipment.
I met a couple of Swiss cyclists who just came over the pass from Rvelstoke. They had electric touring bikes. I've never heard of such a thing! They said they could go 120 klicks on a charge, and said it made getting over the pass easy. I offered to trade bikes, but they declined.
I will get an early start in the morning.
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Location:9th St S,Golden,Canada