GearUp4CF Day 3: Manning Park to Osoyoos

Day 3 is the longest day on the schedule at nearly 185km. It was a spectacular day, moving from the forests of Manning Park through to the desert-like warmth of wine country in Osoyoos.

It started off dry and cool, which was a welcome break from the previous day’s heat. And with relatively fresh legs the first couple of climbs felt good. The roads also seemed a little bit calmer.

Rocking my new jersey (thanks Shona and Charlie!) at the top of the Sunday Summit.

Rocking my new jersey (thanks Shona and Charlie!) at the top of the Sunday Summit.

Despite being a long day a big chunk of it was downhill. Into a headwind. Which sort of cancels out the downhill bit. And there was still nearly 1,400m of climbing all told.

As the day went on and we rode further inland it got hotter and hotter, hitting a high of 36 Celsius. I was draining both my water bottles nearly every 20km and found myself getting parched even on the descents.

On the road to Osoyoos

On the road to Osoyoos

But the view coming into Osoyoos, our lakefront hotel, and the welcoming BBQ put on for us by the local Kinsmen group more than made up for our tired legs.

Everyone piled straight into the lake, shorts on, for a cooling dip. Later, we spent some time¬†listening to the stories of a couple of local residents who have a granddaughter with CF. It was nice to be reminded of why this ride matters and who it’s helping.

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About emilytakesabreak

This year I'm taking a break. I'm setting out to live life a little differently. Enjoy it more. See more and do more. And help more. I want to give back, in a very local way, to people and businesses I care about. I'll be taking on new projects, trying out new ways of making a living and hopefully have a great time.
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1 Response to GearUp4CF Day 3: Manning Park to Osoyoos

  1. Nancy Mortifee says:

    Fantastic, Emily…. you made the “Grouse Grind” of the CF ride to Banff in one piece! Nice Jersey…
    xox
    Nancy

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