Hello Labrador! While it was incredibly frustrating to be forced to fly halfway across Canada in the wrong direction (waving to our home as we flew over), it was a treat to see northern Labrador in its snow-and-ice glory today.
I never thought I would be riding multi-day stage races, or completing ultra endurance events on a bike. Not in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined riding the kind of technical trails I did in BC Bike Race last year.
But I did. It's not always pretty, but I do it because I can. And because it is life-affirming in a way that I can never seem to put exactly the right words around.
Vertical elevation: 2500m
Temperature: Around 0-8C
We had to fly from Newfoundland all the way to Toronto, which added about 10 hours to our original booking.
Frustrating for sure, and I got zero sleep on the flight squished into a middle seat and completely uncomfortable. Is it just me, or is modern airplane travel absolute torture?