|Paging Vancouver Roadies, eh?||Gadfly|
Sep 20, 2001 5:22 AM
|I have to be in Vancouver, BC the first week in October on business. (I know, I know. Biz travel makes me nervous...) I'm well aware that the area is home to infamous north shore trail riding, but being a flatlander I don't think I'm up for that. Wondering though, if I might hook up with some locals for a road ride, whether it's worth it to try to fly my bike in or if I can rent something.|
Sep 20, 2001 8:17 AM
|There are no shops that rent road bikes around Vancouver, so if you want to ride a road bike, bring your own. As for mountain bike rentals, the choices are hig end long travel duallies for shore riding, or low end put-puts for touristas who want to ride around the Stanley Park Seawall.
If you decide that you will ride, expect every type of weather. October can be dry and warmish or cold and very wet. It is the month where i generally switch to the XC mountain bike, and avoid the road bike unless it remains dry (no winter road bike in the mix, yet). If you have, leg and arm warmers are better than long sleeves and tights, since the weather can change during a ride.
I will be in Europe throughout October, so I will not be able to show you some nice rides, but I could describe some to you if you wish.