Clarenville to Arnold’s Cove 2

Clarenville to Arnold's Cove
My day started with a trip to the local bike shop with desperate hopes of getting a new back wheel. Alas I was to be disappointed, no 700 series wheel. The owner of the shop said they don’t stick a lot of road bike parts or equipment as they mainly sell mountain bikes. Makes sense ...

Terra Nova to Clarenville 1

Terra Nova to Clarenville
Not sure why but my entire blog from yesterday didn’t get posted. When I arrived at the campsite my neighbours were from Brighton Ontario and were here for a fishing trip. These 5 guys are here to honour their friend who passed away last year. Good guys who were very generous with their Bud Light, ...

Gander to Terra Nova National Park

Gander to Terra Nova National Park
A full hot breakfast was included with my room charge, then off to the Aviation Museum before starting my day at 11am. With only 80km to cover I expected a short day of riding; turned out to be a lot longer than I expected. Strong headwinds and several 1-2km climbs of between 100-150m added to ...

Grand Falls-Windsor to Gander 1

Grand Falls-Windsor to Gander
My motel didn’t have a window, have been waking to the light of the morning whether it be in my tent or with a window. That coupled with staying up to watch 3Q of NFL and I woke at 845am! Almost every morning I wake first around 5am then next around 7-730am, odd today I ...

Sheppardville to Grand Falls-Windsor 4

Sheppardville to Grand Falls-Windsor
Looking forward to a forecasted sunny day and tailwind I was on my way by 9am. The motel I stayed in last night was classic roadside, wood panel board, single bed, no toiletries, old Admiral TV with no remote, after turning it off it glowed for 20sec! Better than my tent I guess? A chance ...

Deer Lake to Sheppardville 5

Deer Lake to Sheppardville
My morning started listing to the rain hitting the motel room windows, I was expecting this and have been mentally preparing myself for a 100km ride in the rain. Enjoyed another full bacon and egg breakfast and was pleasantly surprised to see the rain stop by the time I hit the peddles at 930am. With ...

Corner Brook to Deer Lake

Corner Brook to Deer Lake
Awoke refreshed, muscles weren’t screaming at me anymore and ready to cycle. Thankfully today was looking to be dry, but still dealing with a strong Northern wind. After a full breakfast at a nearby restaurant I was on the road at 1020am. Today was not as hilly as I followed the Humber river out of ...

Midway Motel to Corner Brook 3

Midway Motel to Corner Brook
Spent my day off in the middle of nowhere, not a building within 30km of me! Ham and cheese sandwich and chip/coke for lunch and a little pasta I heated up for dinner! James Bond marathon on TV and round three of the Duetsche Bank Golf Championship. Great to see Delaat and Hearn playing so ...

Port aux Basques to Midway Motel (midway nowhere NFLD)

Port aux Basques to Midway Motel (midway nowhere NFLD)
Not overly happy about taking the previous day off due to weather but everyone ensured me that it was the right choice. Headed on the road out of town at 930am, stopped at the visitor info centre, while they didn’t have a lot to add for me, they again reassured me that Wreckhouse was not ...

Joy’n a day off, B’y 5

Joy'n a day off, B'y
Wasn’t planning to be off today but some locals suggested that even Newfies wouldn’t drive the TransCanada through Wreckhouse this morning. I had to Google Wreckhouse to find pictures of transports and RVs turned over because of the high winds. Winds have been recorded upwards of 200kph in this area and today weather advisory was ...

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