Vancouver to Canmore. . . Almost

My 6 day, 900km solo bike tour from North Vancouver to Canmore, Alberta was cut short when I was found unconscious on the highway just outside of Merritt.

I left North Vancouver in the afternoon on a Thursday and spent half the day trying to avoid traffic jams and construction sites.  I consulted my iphone for directions often, and made ambiguous turn after ambiguous turn though residential neighborhoods to find my way safely out of the city.  I must have looked lost and confused, since a man with a bike loaded down with garbage bags of cans and a beard that looked like it’d been around since the ’80′s stopped peeing off his bike long enough to turn and ask if I needed help.  I make friends everywhere I go.