Going into Downtown Vancouver, we both had to take our cars with our tallbikes stuffed in the trunk. Yes, they fit! Normally, we would just ride our bikes into downtown, however, we do live pretty far from the downtown core and it certainly would have been difficult to ride our tallbikes all that way.
Best pic ever! This guy's face pretty much sums up how we were feeling all day!
We made our way from Science World into English Bay where the above picture was taken. This is where the large crowd was forming. A very unusually large crowd I might add. There were police blockades everywhere and we did not know what was going on. Low and behold just a few meters ahead of us, a parade was happening. Yay, a parade!! And quickly we find out that it was a Hare Krishna parade! Haha, it was so cool, Krishna music blasting loudly, hundreds of people everywhere dressed in Krishna clothes, and there was even a huge Hare Krishna cart as a centerpiece of the parade. I was seriously expecting a big elephant to be pulling the cart, but instead it was hundreds of people pulling it.
Here's Matt for the perfect photo op in front of the Hare Krishna cart. There were thousands of people there! And we definitely got our share of attention.
As we passed the parade, we made our way into Stanley Park and proceeded to go around the Seawall. Our first stop was to take pictures of the Vancouver skyline.
And of course, messing around with the statue of the great Harry Jerome was obligatory!
We were a big hit especially with the tourists. People from all over the world asking to take pictures of us. And of course we obliged.
|Posing with the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Inukshuk|
|This giant bird makes our tallbikes look puny!|
And so we continue on. Granville Island will be our last stop before heading back to our cars. And what a great decision it was to keep going. When we arrived in Granville Island, we see something awesomely unbelievable. We see 3 other guys on tallbikes! And they were on much taller bikes than we were! We were on opposite sides of the road so it was just a quick wave and a yell of 'brothers!' was had before losing them. As we rode into Granville Island, there was no denying that both of us wanted to catch those other 3 tallbikers. So off we went and continued on towards Vanier Park! We never did see them again along this route. So, having thought that was the end of that, we decided that it was time to head back. It was to be the end of a great day of riding. To our surprise, on our way back and out of the corner of my eye, I see the 3 tallbikers! So we chased them down as they were about a block away from us. When we finally caught up, it was like a band of brothers (lol!) talking like we've known each other a long time!
Here's the video I took when we caught up to them. Say 'crazy' much? :D
|Truly great running into these guys|