Canadian triker Glen Aldridge recently returned from a wonderful recumbent tricycle tour with his friend Rob, taking ferries to Texada Island for some relaxing pedaling through the incredible woods and scenery. Here is Glen’s report:
TOT TOUR: TRIKES ON TEXADA ISLAND, CANADA
Here are photos and explanation from our trike tour to Texada Island, between Vancouver Island & the Mainland, in Canada. The trip included several ferry connections, lots of hills which all seemed to go UP, a near miss with a cougar, a couple of new records for me, 235kms & fantastic weather…….IN CANADA!
#1- My friend Rob & I starting out from Parksville, BC
#2- Why is it my hills are always UP?
#3,#4- After 80kms on our first day out we finally make the ferry
#5- After arriving on Texada Island we were greeted with this 8% – 1 1/2km Monster that I called Hamburger Hill since that’s what my legs felt like in the heat.
#6,#7,#8- At one of several campsites where some nice old ladies having a meeting gave us dinner
#9- Nothing quite like touring beside the ocean on a beautiful day
#10- Cougar Trail, where we were informed by a couple that a cougar was spread out on a bank of trees above us. Being low to the ground I guess we looked like an easy catch. To show my concern I asked the couple if they knew how old she was? :)
#11- After a long day riding nothing beats an ice cold glass of dark beer
#12- A trip all too short after breaking 2 personal records – 80kms/hr. & my first metric century.
This story and photos are always available on Glen’s Trike Asylum page HERE (under the Rider Stories main menu item). Glen has an awesome spot of Earth for triking!