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PAINFUL TRUTH: Hitting the limit on Zero Avenue

PAINFUL TRUTH: Hitting the limit on Zero Avenue

Cyclists in the Tour de White Rock – cyclists going considerably faster than the author of this column will ever ride. (Scott Robarts/BC Superweek photo)…

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Cyclists in the Tour de White Rock – cyclists going considerably faster than the author of this column will ever ride. (Scott Robarts/BC Superweek photo) Want to know a secret about Langley? There is one spot at the extreme southwest corner of the community where you can see the ocean.

If you head west on Zero Avenue, and pause at the very crest of the hill where the High Point houses sit, and look straight west, on a clear day, you can spot a sliver of water, near Peace Arch. It’s easier in the winter, when the trees are bare.

After several years of relatively short bike rides, this year I’ve been getting back into cycling.

One of my big goals was to ride up to that spot, and from there, to keep riding west, out to White Rock and back. To see the ocean, and get there and back under my own power.

It’s a lovely ride, with a mixture of hills (we’ll come back to those) and some flat stretches, and as you wind past Peace Arch and the two border crossings, you get multiple views of the ocean. Then you climb up into the hills to enter White Rock, and the ocean is spread out in front of you.

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