favourite octogenarian, and bridge expert, went for a ride today...
10,000 km Man
by Harold Bridge
I was in need of 81 kms today, Oct 25,
to finish off the CKAP month with 10,000kms for the year.
I got home with 82kms.
On Mariposa at 08:30, I felt it was early enough to ride down
Coast Meridian Rd, with both rear lights aflashing, & head
east on #7 to ride across the new Pitt River Bridge that
was to be anointed later today by BC Premier Gordon Campbell.
(He could earn brownies points by opening the Bridge by riding
his bike across?).
Relatively early on a Sunday, it was a breeze. The east bound
shoulder is quite wide, I think 2m.
But what happens once the interchange convulsions are complete
I don't know.
Of course, Sunday morning is not the right time to judge commuter
Global's early morning weathercast from Christie Gordon warned
of rain, but when wasn't too clear.
I got home with 82 kms (and numb hands) at about 13:15, just
as the rain started.
Only need 1,999 kms by Dec 31 for my 12,000km year. Weather dependent
I think. (Who do you think I am; Bonner?)
Alex Pope was also at the new bridge on Sunday morning. He was
on hand for the ceremony with the Premier. Here are more of Alex's
October 25, 2009