Rain Rain Go Away – Prince George, Canada

It looked like a great day for a ride.


I would have liked to have stayed another day at the Brookside Campground but the weather report was for rain the next day. So I wanted to beat it by leaving today for Prince George. The forecast for there was decreasing rain. So I booked a campsite there and got out of Dodge.

It was a bit nippy out so I put on a base layer. After breakfast in Clinton I put on my heated vest without the heat turned on. The clouds rolled in and it started to drizzle. No biggy. But the drizzle turned to rain. Then mother nature decided to add wind to the equation.

You know how things seem worse when you aren’t expecting it to happen? Well, I was expecting a nice ride and now I had rain, cold and wind.

By this time I had turned on the heat on my vest to “Max.” To get the full effect I leaned on my tank bag to press the vest and heat close to my body and to shield myself from the wind and rain.

On a positive note, it was the first test of the Klim Badlands jacket and pants in the rain. They worked great! I was completely dry. The same was true for my Held gloves!. The damage was more psychological than physical Grrrrrr. I took a break in the best psychological place I know – Starbucks ha ha. I have been making good use of the Starbucks Gift Card given to me by my co-workers as a going away gift. Thanks everyone!

By the time I got to the campsite in Prince George it was still raining. Setting up the tent in the rain, while soaked from the ride, was not my idea of fun. Even if I was going to lose my reservation deposit. Off to McDonalds to use the wi-fi to find a solution.

A quick check on Expedia revealed a hotel in my price range – YAY! I got a nice room at the Riviera City Centre Inn. Time to dry out, do laundry, charge electronics, and better prepare myself mentally for the rain. It was actually great for this to happen now. A bit of a baptism for what I am sure will be much greater hardships in the future.


Route for July 4, 2016.


Cache Creek Camping

After a long ride yesterday I decided to make today a short one. I found what looked like a great campsite in Cache Creek for only $20. That would go a little way to make up for my expensive hotel faux paux.

Cache Creek is only a couple hour ride from Kamloops and a beautiful ride with lots of amazing vistas.


Arriving at Brookside RV and Campground I wasn’t disappointed. Check out my review.


Spent the afternoon reading my Kindle in the sun by the pool and and trying out my Helinox chair. Loved it.

Little did I know the next day would be a rude awakening.

The travel stats for July 3, 2016


Brookside Campground – Cache Creek, Canada

After a short ride from Kamloops to Cache Creek, I went to the Brookside Campground for the night – July 3, 2016.

Brookside Campsite
1621 East Trans Canada Hwy
Cache Creek, BC V0K 1H0, Canada
Phone: 250-457-6633
Email: info@brooksidecampsite.com
Website: http://brooksidecampsite.com/
GPS: N50⁰47.620′ W121⁰18.483′

An excellent find and awesome value for $20 Cdn per night. Here are the stats:

  1. Exceptionally clean washrooms with hot showers
  2. Internet throughout the campground
  3. Grass plots for your tent
  4. Warm swimming pool
  5. Five minute ride to Cache Creek for restaurants and stores
  6. Laundry Facilities

It is close to the road so you can hear traffic noises. But otherwise it is awesome.I had a great sleep and talked to fellow bikers also staying there. Check out the pictures.






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