So I put the bike in the back of the truck and headg out Pitt Meadows way where the entire area has a series of dykes protecting the area from the Fraser River, the Pitt River and the Aloulette Rivers - the area in Pitt Meadows is basically a broad flat river plain and very rich in agriculture uses including cranberry farming.
It was also a chance to check out the new Pitt River bridge and changes to the Mary Hill by-pass which use to be a real bottleneck for smooth traffic flow.
Starting on the east side of the Pitt River I following a series of connecting trails for some 22 kms before coming back to Harris Road which I followed to the Lougheed Highway and stopped at the McDonald's there for lunch. This has got to be one of the worst service Golden Arches anywhere - at least a 10 minute wait for service and another five for the meal to arrive and it is not the first time that I had that kind of service at that location.
From the restaurant I followed a parallel path to the highway back to my truck but before retiring for the day I biked up the new bridge to center span - it is nice to have a dedicated north side separated path on the bridge to cross the river.
I ended the day with 33 KM on the odometer and then it was back to Vancouver and home to relax before putting a roast in the oven and settling in front of the TV for the evening.