Anna Lumiere and I had a great night last night at The Hub, Powell River with some fabulous sweet potato chocolate cake to close the night on Wednesday. The bike trip to Denman Island yesterday was slightly shorter but tougher from having a day of grinding built up in our legs thanks to a strong head wind once we hit the gorgeous open seaside road. The concert on Denman Island consisted of a great audience, beautiful piano and incredible billets who have sculpted a good portion of their round house out of concrete. Arrived after a smooth ferry connection and ride to Cumberland, excited to play in the stellar Studio Live that comes equipped with another great piano and as much high tech recording and video equipment to warrant a good shower for those close ups! Time to scrub the bike grease off the calves! Conclusions after day 3 of riding: We love cars when we get to be in them briefly after a long ride, dogs love salty legs, there is a big difference between a “slope” and a “hill,” (we ask that direction-givers choose their words thoughtfully!), the people who create Google Maps riding time estimates must be champion riders and think dead ends are fun (and obviously have not calculated in the weight and turning radius of an accordion in a child’s trailer), and gig dresses must be chosen to match bike-gear tan lines! Lastly, west coast BC consists largely of upward hills in all directions, but it’s beautiful, sunny and people are amazing. Music is such a unique and wonderful way to meet people and see the world, as is cycling. What could be a better way to spend the summertime?!