ElevateMe goes to White Rock!
  Kurt Ellingson 12:00 AM
Just a quick blog here to celebrate my first major training day. This past Wednesday, I took a ride from Vancouver to White Rock, and then back to Surrey, for a total of 75 km. I took a rest over night at a friend's place and made the ride back to Vancouver the next morning. For a total of approximately 125 km in two days, this training ride was able to give me a pretty good idea of what I'm going to be up against this summer.

But more than just "training”, it was a beautiful ride too. In fact, the route I take is one of my all time favourite bike rides that I have only had the joy of taking two times before this last trip. The scenery is so incredible, which really helps to keep motivated and feeling positive for miles and miles of highway that seem to stretch on forever: From Vancouver, I took the Kent Avenue bike route going East along the North side of the Fraser river. I connected with Marine Drive and rode it all the way to New Westminster, veering onto Front Street for a portion of the ride. From there, I crossed the Patullo Bridge into Surrey, and rode along the King George Highway until reaching White Rock. This is a surprisingly fantastic highway to ride, as cars are extremely courteous and there is an awesome shoulder for cyclists.

All in all, it was a successful ride, and I am feeling more confident about my physical capacity for the long biking days - and epic hills - that lay ahead of me.

Oh yes, and I was saving my ElevateMe bar until I arrived on the beach, just so I could take a picture of it with the giant white rock (do you know how hard that is?!) Honestly, nothing tastes so satisfying like an ElevateMe treat unless it's an ElevateMe treat after an extraordinary amount of cycling!! Happy riding :)

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