|Coralie and Etienne all ready for a hike,|
complete with "crazy legs"
|Cruising along in yoga pants and runners,|
dressed for the destination!
After a hearty breakfast, we packed up a lunch, hitched up the bike trailer to Chris' bike, and set off for the 16 km journey along the Central Valley Greenway towards Burnaby Mountain. Heading East on the CVG is something we don't do very often, except as far Rupert and the grocery store there. As a family, we have never gone as far as Burnaby Lake, and I was surprised to realize how easy it is to get there. It is essentially a flat ride all the way, most of which is along cycling/pedestrian dedicated pathways, well away from exhaust fumes and cars racing to get to family gatherings for the long weekend. It was a beautiful ride, especially with the trees now changing colours, and my only complaint is that cycling on gravel is not the most smooth of rides. We also managed to go the wrong way just a handful of times, but as a result, I now know how close we are to the Burnaby Lake Sports Fields, which should come in handy for when my son starts playing soccer!
|Crossing over Winston Road and heading East|
|The colours of Autumn|
|Pained bike lanes in Burnaby|
|Riding alongside a freight train...pretty cool!|
|Hiking up the "Grinding Gears" trail...|
it's a Black Diamond for those on Mountain Bikes!
|Looking down to the city and the Island|
Mountain in the background
|We made it, and are still smiling!|