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... reception said they had been sighted. I think Peter was disappointed!!
We watched the start of the "Twosey" Bike Race evidently very popular with the locals. It costs membership plus $2 each race.There was a stack of participants and a lady explained it is more a social affair than anything else, as they have dinner and prize giving afterwards.
In all, a gorgeous day on the road.We were so glad we put this trip in the itinerary at the last minute.
... that was very busy on our visiting day. And who knows, now that we have had a look at the catalogue, Mindy might even borrow a book! We did borrow a Mad Max DVD for Ian. Next stop was the Whistler Museum. There was no "fee" but entry was by a $5 per person donation. Go figure. Anyway, it was worth it and I think our Happy Whistler Guide also learnt something about the history of Whistler. It is really a relatively "new" town and of ...
... agency, where we picked our rental vehicle, which turned out to be a new model black sporty Volvo (very nice). As the day was very wet we decided to take a drive out to the Whistler Ski area, which now was devoid of snow and the skis had been replaced by mountain bikes. After having a look at the slope of the mountain, I couldn't understand how they could successfully ride a mountain bike down the mountain. After exploring the trendy Whistler shops we headed of ...
... Jenny’s skis I decided to wax my own. So after getting advice from Luke, YouTube and Steve (Francis) I embarked on doing it myself! Luke kindly donated some wax, which was shaped like a maple leaf and worryingly looked very tasty! I brought my skis home, for the first time ever, used the kitchen chairs to support my skis and put newspaper down, covered the iron with tin foil and got to work.
The whole process went pretty well I think but I ...
The end result is a slightly bruised upper thigh, a very sore thumb (on my left hand, which I think was bent back by my ski pole) and a very battered confidence! Despite my fall at around 1130 I skied on until 1500, after meeting Jenny and Luke (at 1230) and filming them both, mostly Jenny. Jenny did one run down in her uniform and then Luke and I went off skiing. It is interesting to ski with new people, take some different routes and watch ...