Friday, January 27, 2006

Skiing & Bike Shows!

Just back from a couple of nights away in Vancouver. Yesterday we went skiing up on Grouse Mountain - it's the mountain that overlooks the city apparently (I say apparently....!). The weather was truly horrible. It was raining at sea level and after an 8 minute skyride and up 3700ft it was snowing hard and fast! Most of the time we couldn't see more than 10 feet in front of us - we certainly never saw the chair lift in front of us on any of our rides! It was pretty funny stuff. The snow was great and the slopes were really empty. Conditions improved a little when they turned the floodlights on - seemed to penetrate the snow a bit so you could see maybe 20 feet rather than 10 feet!! The 'resort' is just a 20 minute transit bus away from the city and is so convinient - we hop on the bus right outside our campsite (a.k.a Walmart!). We got a battering - I certainly don't need to exfoliate this week! Finished off the night in a 'Sammy Peppers' - lots of spicy food (the most awesome chilli cheese loaded chips!) and great cocktails before staggering home!

Today we went to the Vancouver Motorcycle show. Pretty entertaining stuff. Not as big as the UK shows (but then it was $11 to get in compared to the equivaltent of $70 for the NEC or Ally Pally) Chris spent some time drooling over various bikes - anything by Ducati and the new Triumph. Watched a sport bike stunt show and some trials riding and then I sat reading my book while he browsed some more (well I do only have limited attention span when it comes to bike show!)

All good stuff - busy couple of days and have been doing some 'last minute shopping' before we fly back to the UK in just over a weeks time!! (it's coming round so soon!)

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