Heading to Vancouver for work in 10 days and I reckon pre-work rides are the only thing that will keep me sane over three weeks of Olympic madness. So I'm packing the Bike Friday and planning early morning jaunts round Stanley Park, which is reportedly moderately close to the hotel I'm staying in. Is that a good idea for morning rides or is the traffic nasty? Is there anywhere else I should be looking at? And are there clubs that welcome casual riders of an evening or a weekend -- if I ever get time to do anything like that?
During the season I'll do 80km with ease, but probably less than that in the rather heavy Friday, which also may not have the gearing for Vancouver hills. And of course my biking muscles are sadly out of shape during a Toronto winter. I'll take rain gear of course, but may stay home if it's really, really wet out there.
Any tips welcome, either here or by pm.