Report from the road - Langley and SurreyFebruary 4th, 2010-->
The Torch Team met at Langley City Hall at about 8:00am on Tuesday, and soon a reporter and photographer appeared. Just as Calvin set out, the rain picked up. The truck-noise was tremendous.
Traveling in the road is difficult, but sidewalks meant tree-overhangs and work crews. A couple times we got around obstacles by lifting the gurney off the curb into a car-lane and quickly rolling around an obstacle, then lifting it back up onto the curb. An official bicycle lane makes all the difference. When Trish took over Tuesday afternoon, the rain stopped and a bit of sun appeared off and on. She had nice big bike lanes, mostly, but also some loooong steep hills. The old steel hospital gurney and torch are probably close to 200 lbs, so moving and steering the whole assembly was a serious workout.
She fielded media enquiries, did a video interview on the street, and stopped to admire the Olympic logo on the Surrey City Hall. On Wednesday the team completes the Surrey leg, cross the Fraser, and moves into New Westminster.