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This guy wants to know more.

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Why did you use the USDA guidelines? America has some of the worst health outcomes of any first world nation due to it's diet.

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You are doing the most direct route, which if you are pressed for time will be the best, but it also includes riding a highway up a 400m accent with narrow shoulders and many blind spots. The Malahat is a beautiful sight to see, but might be a stressful start to your journey.

I road from tip to tip a couple years back. Took the Schwartz bay ferry to Saltspring island, over the island, and over to Crofton. It cuts out the big hill (mountain) and gives you a chance to see Saltspring which is a pretty neat place. Route 1 suggestions below.


Other route to take advantage of the islands incredible off road bike network would be to use a bunch of the trails! Galloping Goose, to Sooke Wilderness, to Cowichan bay trail...Then back to highway. I've done the cowichan bay trail in the summer and it was a bit wet then, not sure on current conditions, but it is a gosh darn magical trail along some fun road bike able terrain.

Route 2:https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/Victoria,+BC/Nanaimo,+BC/@49.1505451,-123.9916729,13.46z/data=!4m59!4m58!1m50!1m1!1s0x548f738bddb06171:0x38e8f3741ebb48ed!2m2!1d-123.3656444!2d48.4284207!3m4!1m2!1d-123.534741!2d48.4306654!3s0x548f0db189ae5a17:0xc88ad9f20240e08e!3m4!1m2!1d-123.536701!2d48.4299659!3s0x548f0db17fbe124f:0x27b5fc2bdb3f37d9!3m4!1m2!1d-123.5571691!2d48.4241672!3s0x548f0dcef15c930b:0x17e4672fd07bd665!3m4!1m2!1d-123.5731456!2d48.5132269!3s0x548f133e90a0c497:0xe02c73a5dd72f736!3m4!1m2!1d-123.5773463!2d48.5291377!3s0x548f134ecdec4bab:0x299a9fbbf0cabb6a!3m4!1m2!1d-123.5597183!2d48.5345899!3s0x548f6cb4185c834f:0xd8a37cea7fc02f1c!3m4!1m2!1d-123.5604002!2d48.5290467!3s0x548f6cca958b74e1:0xf0d5671e271273a1!3m4!1m2!1d-123.7330968!2d48.7231827!3s0x548f46fd8c244daf:0x5fa242c49b85a665!3m4!1m2!1d-124.3370104!2d48.911907!3s0x5488cf087af15a7b:0xcc51dc4bbc93f681!1m5!1m1!1s0x5488a15e20ac1c5b:0x50135152a7b0fd0!2m2!1d-123.9400648!2d49.1658836!3e1

I would ask around about conditions for this route though.

Good luck! If I was in town I'd offer you a backyard for camping and a hot shower, but the island is pretty friendly, I'll bet you will find some good spots.

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What kind of bike are you riding? Vancouver island Cyclist here who could offer some tips on your route for the island.