I’m camping tonight near Youbou, BC, next to Lake Cowichan
It’s good that I had a bike that can off road because I had to ride a forest road with my load for about 2 miles. Even bottomed out once on my bike. That will get you to slow down.
As I knew already, the Canadian people are very kind. Several like to strike up a conversation and are always willing to help if I have a question. Their accent still weirds me out some. Every time I hear it, I get flashes from the movie “Fargo”.
I seemed to be getting stopped much more by people, who are asking questions about my bike. I’ve been getting the usual…”Where are you from?” “How long have you had the bike?” “Do you like it” Yada yada.
I did catch a “Harley Dude” circling my bike earlier while I was on a bathroom break. I wasn’t much up for a conversation at the time, so I just waited until he left. Besides, I don’t know, I might of had to fight him or something. The biker code has always got me confused. 🙂
Tomorrow, I plan to try to make it to Ucluelet. I’m told it is quite beautiful there. My mapping program seems to have me taking about 68 miles of dirt roads to get there. I need to find a better way. That will take me a minimum of 2 to 3 hours with my load and I’m thinking my bike or my body probably wouldn’t enjoy that too much. I’m sure there is an easier way.