11:50 AM to 6:30 PM — Average Speed: 17.6 mph
Witset RV Park to Cassiar RV in Kitwanga, BC
Odometer: 3,044 – 3,102 miles
Climb: 3,284 ft. — Descend: 3,934 ft.
45-67° F : Dry to New Hazleton then Heavy rain for about 60-75 minutes while riding on the way to Kitwanga. 15-25 mph headwinds.
Note: All charging and range data after the World Record Day will be published in Excel format at a later date.
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Today’s ride began in the sunshine around noon.
I had a very pleasant ride to New Hazleton and began charging at the Visitor Center before walking into town for Chinese food.
After lunch (dinner?), I packed everything up and headed towards Kitwanga. That’s when today’s First deluge hit.
For about an hour I rode into a cold headwind and steady downpour and got soaked again, but somehow I felt compelled to keep on Singing in the Rain all the while.
Then the skies cleared, a dry headwind came out of nowhere and by the time I rolled into Kitwanga I was absolutely dry!
That’s the First time on this trip that THAT has happened, and I am so thankful!
God IS Good ALL the time!
Now it’s pouring again, but I’m high and dry in the hammock and the trailer and scooter are both covered, and the scooter is trickle-charging under the cover.
(BTW, the rain didn’t start until after my hot shower and after I got everything tucked in for the night!)
Beginning at Kitwanga, I’m at the start of a long stretch of Stewart-Cassiar highway with no services.
I may have to solar charge in order to make it to Meziadin Junction which is 96 miles from here.
If I can get 56 miles on the charge that’s now going on overnight, then I’ll need about 10-12 hours of full sun to charge enough to ride the remaining 40 miles to civilization.
If the rain and clouds keep up, I may be camped somewhere remote for the next few days before I can accumulate enough sunshine to make it to another populated location with power and WIFI.
If this becomes the last blog entry, you’ll know that something happened between Kitwanga and Meziadin Junction, British Columbia.
See you on the other side of nowhere…
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