July 27, 2019 – day 18
As my stomach was not 100% I took an easier day.
The only thing worse than explosive diarrhea is explosive diarrhea while cycling.
I hung out at the Grand Forks library, for example.
It was 1pm before I really got going on the rail trail.
It is lovely country here close to the U.S. border.
Some sections allow motor vehicles. Too bad.
A tour of 5 of these vehicles passed me by.
At one point I was stopped by fire fighters. They were putting out a small blaze up high on a mountain. I watched the helicopter make multiple runs down to the river.
Very lucky this summer, I’ve not personally had any fire delays or smoke.
For the most part, the rail trail stays high above the road.
A highlight — again — were the many tunnels.
Though long deserted, stations like Eholt were once bustling little towns.
This rancher decorated rail trail fence with used bikes.
The trail is mostly unpaved here. Mixed surface.
Certainly the rail trail is a real tourist attraction along Highway 3.
I stopped for the night close to Midway. Here begins Canada Trail’s most famous cycling section — the Kettle Valley rail trail.
Click PLAY or watch the ride on YouTube.