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Day two in the land of flashing green traffic signals

September 4, 2010
Unusual headlight cover

Orin O'Neill photos

Breakfast this morning was more than worth having the armband on one notch too tight. The sun shone brightly, the sky was an intense blue.

It’s Day Two of the 2010 Vancouver Olympibad, and the first game was scooter hockey. Like street hockey, but with scooters.

Scooter hockey

Not the GTS. Too big, too bulky and banged-up enough already.

The North Shore ride began in the service tunnel underneath the waterfront’s Canada Place. From there, it was off to Stanley Park. The group was huge. Once again, I forgot to count.

The group was big

From there, we crossed the Lion’s Gate Bridge and wound our way to Cleveland Dam. You can see an aerial tram running up the side of the tree-covered mountain. It will take you to Grouse Mountain ski area.

Grouse Mountain

It was totally terra cognita for the rest of the ride through West Van (which is actually north of Vancouver) and North Vancouver (which is also north of Vancouver).

Raven Pub parking lot

The ride ended at the Raven Pub near Deep Cove. Food was eaten, beer was drunk (by others—not me, nor Liz, nor Dom). We went for burritos on the Drive. Favicon

One Comment
  1. Jack Riepe permalink
    September 5, 2010 8:23 am

    One more example of scooterazzi terrorizing a quiet town. Will it never end?

    Jack * reep * Toad

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