During my stop for lunch a reporter from the Kamloops Daily Press called me to make a report about my ride. I told him the story and he said someone would meet me in Kamloops to take my picture for the paper. When I got about 12 km from Kamloops the photographer called me and said he would come out and meet me to snap some pictures. So I was riding along and I see this car stopped on the other side of the road - the photographer. He had a massive camera and snapped a whole bunch of pictures as I rode up. Then he took some more of my story and said have a good ride. That was cool.
Upon arriving in Kamloops I had to figure out how to get around since the Trans-Canada highway actually turned into a highway. After some work with my GPS and a stop at the local information center I figured out my way to the other side of Kamloops where I am staying for the night. On the way through Kamloops there is a big hill. With a good tuck and a bunch of traffic I was passing cars at 76 km/hr..... the speed limit was 50! Kind of wanted to get pulled over for speeding - that would have been a cool ticket to have :)
So finally, I arrive at the turn off to Martin and Christie's place where I am staying for the night. At the turn off there is one final hill - and it's steep for about 2 km... and then I get to the house and the driveway is twice as steep! That was about all I had left for riding my bike today. However, I arrived to a chicken Caesar salad, cold beer, and a hot shower. Beautiful! And now I have clean clothes again too! Yes!
The ride today was another 81.1 miles (130.5 km) - making progress!