Day 9 - Slocan Valley rail-trails - CycleBlaze

September 25, 2023

Day 9

Christina Lake to Grand Forks


Very slow start. Louise was feeling quite out of sorts; edema, sore muscles, nausea, saddle sore, no urine output for 4 days. She tried drinking as much water as she could, in an effort to force-start her kidneys. It didn’t work. We decided to try a test ride to Grand Forks. It was only 21 km on level ground. If she didn’t feel better when we arrived, we would cancel the rest of the trip. 

The route was a small portion of the world-famous Kettle Valley Railway (KVR). The deciduous vegetation was turning colour and it was a spectacular ride. I am not sure Louise enjoyed it though.

Fall colours on the way to Grand Forks.
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We tried to go shopping for more groceries in Grand Forks but Louise almost passed out after a few minutes. Later, she had a bowl of borscht in a fancy restaurant, but barely made it into the washroom before losing it. 

Today's ride: 21 km (13 miles)
Total: 244 km (152 miles)

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