Pemberton: The Dangers of Biking

So, I’m not the most adventurous when riding my bike. I like to bike around The Meadows, to Miller Creek and to the Golf Courses (via the dike).  So, I have come to learn of a few annoying “dangers” out there and I’m willing to share my suggestions for a solution.

Danger 1: Getting hit by a car

Solution 1: Drivers, SLOW DOWN (especially if you see bikers on the road).

Danger 2: Driving into animal POOP (Bear, Dog and Horse)

Solution 2: Pick up your animal’s poop. If you aren’t able to do that, you deserve to step in a big pile of steamy shit because you are being an asshole to everyone who uses that path.

Danger 3: Bears

Solution 3: I have only ran into 1 bear and it was in the highway so I just kept going. I suggest you also keep going and let the bear be.

Danger 4: Falling off your bike due to root or rock.

Solution 4: Wear a helmet and do not wear flip flops ( I have learned this the hard way)

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Also, when you bike at night make sure you have a light on your bike or you are wearing some reflective gear. What do you think the biggest danger is when riding your bike in Pemberton (or anywhere)?

Summer is here and I’m learning to bike (better), fish and other Pemberton activities. Follow me on my journey. Check back every Wednesday (ish) to see what I have been up to.

Lawn Couch

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This happened. If anything can make my modular home feel like a trailer…this would be it. We bought a new leather couch so the old one lived on our lawn for a week. The down side was how ghetto it looked.

The upside: It was awesome to sit there with friends, looking at Mount Currie, while drinking a cooler.

It’s gone and I have mixed feelings about it. This pictures is of Shayne and our friend enjoying the view.

Porta Potty Party

The time has come to pack your costumes, prep your liver and stock up on sani-wipes because you are ready to Fest. Festival season is the most exciting of all and quite frankly it lasts for a whole. There are all sorts of music and arts festivals all around the world but they have one thing in common: you must do your biznas is a porta potty. I was recently at The Governors Ball in NYC and was inspired to share my tips. So, here are some tricks I have picked up over my festing years:

  • Always carry extra toilet paper/hand sanitizer or sani-wipes with you.
  • Scout out all of the porta potty locations and select the ones furthest away from the crowds.
  • Always go to the last ones in the last row (they are used the least).
  • Hover and squat. If you need to sit, do it but don’t tell anyone.
  • Pick ones that are in the shades.
  • If you are camping and some are near by, try making boys and girls signs ad sticking them on the door (this semi-works).
  • Have a buddy come with you and watch the door.
  • If its dark out, bring a flashlight so you don’t get any surprises.
  • Never, I mean NEVER go into a portapotty that’s on a slant.
  • If you are okay with the wilderness, pop a squat in the bush and avoid the poop box all together.
  • If you see someone “gross” coming out of one, DO NOT go in!

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Do you have any festival bathroom survival tips? Share them below!

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Summer is here and I’m learning to bike (better), fish and other Pemberton activities. Follow me on my journey. Check back every Wednesday (ish) to see what I have been up to.

 

Caesar Trail

My favourite bike ride is up and down Caesar Trail. You start at Highway 99 on the dike beside the creek and begin to ride.

You follow gentle winds on a wide path, past a field which is often full of grazing cows and end up on a road. The road has very little traffic and runs along side the river. You have the option of going to either The Black Squirrel (at The Meadows) or Big Sky.

They both have spectacular views. Round trip is about 6 km and always ends with a Caesar.

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Summer is here and I’m learning to bike (better), fish and other Pemberton activities. Follow me on my journey. Check back every Wednesday (ish) to see what I have been up to.