Well They plane ticket has been booked! One step closer. This cycling trip is officially happening. Nice to get that part solidified and off my shoulders. Now becomes crunch time time for any edits to my route etc. I chose to ride Calgary to Vancouver (Richmond) over 11 days as apposed to 10 days with a day off somewhere in the middle. This decision was based on lightening some of the heavier lengths on some of the days as well as breaking up some of the elevation gain. Also after booking my ticket to Calgary I contacted MEC (Mountain Equipment Coop) in Calgary and arranged for a “once over” on my bike before embarking on my journey. Just under 6 weeks to go until I hit the road.