Day 11 – Lake Comox to Tofino
This ride is going to be tough! 130.8 miles on a bike loaded with all my food, clothes, camping gear, tools and equipment. Hopefully my legs will have the stamina and strength to deal with this day and I will need to mentally prepare myself.
I can remember part of this journey I made in a car 8 years ago. It was a hell of a journey by car, if it rains it will be a miserable experience. I hope it’s good weather and there’s no problems with the bike. Any major delays will force me to camp wild again, the terrain on this route is unforgiving – even camping will be a difficult thing to do.
14,000 ft of climbing in one day is a lot for anyone, I’ll be carb loading like a madman the night before and need to pack plenty of jam sandwiches for the trip!
Once I get into Tofino I will be one happy man. It’s an awesome place, it’s just a shame I will only see a few hours of it before collapsing in my cosy little tent a broken man. It may be that I use up my contingency day here if I haven’t already, 11 days of riding will have take it’s toll on me by now but I will see how I feel on the day.http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3084621