One Year Ago Today… 1

One Year Ago Today...
Hello again, Hard to believe it has been one year to the day since I started on a cross Canada cycling journey. This day last year I set off from the Vancouver Yacht Club on a journey that would take me 116 days, 8392km across all the provinces. We raised just over $15,000 for Breast ...

Some more TOP 5s

TOP 5 Hostels Hostels were not only cheaper than hotels, usually $25-40 for a shared room but also a great way to meet a lot of different people. All staff at the hostel are very helpful and understanding of wayward travellers. As you would expect sharing a room with 3-7 others that a quite nights ...

Top 5 Provinces 2

TOP 5 Provinces to Cycle This one is about safety and road condition 1) Quebec 2) Alberta 3) British Columbia 4) Nova Scotia 5) Saskatchewan TOP 5 Provinces to Cycle Vehicle respect for cyclists 1) Quebec 2) Manitoba 3) NB 4) Nova Scotia 5) Saskatchewan While it doesn’t make sense to do the worst 5 ...

TOP 5 Beers

TOP 5 Beers
The one we have all been waiting for after sampling 109 different craft/microbrew beers across this great country I narrowed down my top 5. A very tough call, and a little biased since I most enjoy a hoppy IPA. 1) HOP HEAD BLACK IPA (Tree Brewery) — this is the king of beers, step aside ...

TOP 5 Toughest Climbs 1

TOP 5 Toughest Climbs
1) ALLISON PASS — this was my first Summit of the trip and was 1342m and spanned kms. At the top was the Manning Park lodge, it was about 5deg at the top with snow on the shoulder of the road. Also passed my first black bear about 5ft from me, I was paranoid for ...

2 days off in St John’s 1

2 days off in St John's
Wait a minute, I am finished, not just a 2 day rest! I am in the airport waiting for my flight and it is just sinking in that I have finished this incredible journey! Betty is packed up and safely handed over to Porter airlines. Friday morning we made breakfast in our wonderful house we ...

Butter Pot Provincial Park to ST JOHN’S 14

Butter Pot Provincial Park to ST JOHN'S
I woke up yesterday to the sound of rain hitting my tent. Thunderstorms actually. I was happy to see the heavy rain passed by 10am and I was able to start my last day on the road at 11am. On my way out of the camp I left my bear spray for the attendant as ...

St John’s 3

St John's
So, I made it to St John’s, very happy Betty carried me here…turns out I have already had too many drinks to blog! Sorry folks, the Everyman journey will blog tomorrow with my thoughts on finishing… Share this:Email

Whitbourne to Butter Pot Provincial Park 10

Whitbourne to Butter Pot Provincial Park
Second last day…the end is starting to feel real. Today is forecasted for rain at some point and overcast most of the day. Luckily the wind is only 10kph and slightly helping as I start my ride at 10am. trim.rWam2x Only a few small climbs today, nothing like the last week of riding. Tough to ...

Arnold’s Cove to Whitbourne 8

Arnold's Cove to Whitbourne
Another chilly morning, showing promise though with a lot of sun. Started my day at 930am and the wind was already as strong as yesterday, mostly crosswind, sudden gusts as I came upon open areas would push so hard it made it hard to keep Betty on the road. Making matters worse were rubble strips, ...

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