Tuesday, June 26, 2018

25 - Vancouver, BC

Today’s activity was a bicycle ride through Stanley Park and the Seawall. Note that electric-assist bikes are not allowed on the Seawall and park paths. Due to the crowds on the paths and the potential speed of an electric-assist bike, they are banned. There is also a lot of conflict with traditional cyclists or those riding for fitness who frequently go just as fast or faster. But definitely faster than the 15 kph speed limit which is 9.3 mph. 

We rented hybrid bicycles and it’s been a while since had ridden. Fortunately, the route was pretty flat and 3/4 of the way around, the reunion organizers had lunch. The Vancouver Seawall really is a nice bicycle ride. 

After turning the bikes in, some of us went to the UBC Museum of Anthropology. A large museum with a large number of displays from around the world. Not just the local area. Plus, they have Eduroam! (WiFi using my University identity). Which is why there are so many pictures. Super fast, free WiFi!

















9 comments:

  1. Grrr...some of the bike paths in Estes have the electric assist restrictions too. There are definitely pedal bikes that go much faster than we do...

    What is a hybrid bike? And the museum looks so interesting...I wish we hadn't missed it this last visit

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    1. The hybrid bike was essentially a mountain bike with wide-ish street tires. The local bike shop said that if you followed the speed limit and walk the bike through the pedestrian only areas then it should probably be fine. The problem arose when the electric-assist bikes were speeding and caused some collisions with other bikes and pedestrians.

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  2. Ok, that is basically what we have. And here, if you pedal through the restricted areas, they are ok with it too. We don't have to use pedal assist, so we don't on the bike path.

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    1. Though it is a heavy bike to pedal even if you remove the battery.

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  3. Martha and I will be in Vancouver next week! Not that we're stalking you and Bridget or anything like that.

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    1. Now if you showed up in Alaska that would be suspicious...

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  4. So it's a multi-day reunion with group activities. Interesting. We used to have reunions (my side of the family) but haven't in years. People are just too spread out, and neither of our families are particularly close, relationship-wise. In a lot of cases that's good (some family members are not easy to tolerate), but it's also a little sad to lose the familial connection.

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    1. Not just a multi-Day affair with activities but we have them every other year. All over the west coast including on a cruise ship and two years ago in Seward, AK. Family comes from both coasts and occasionaly from Japan.

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