Canada Archive

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    Finding Balance

      “The first rule of the cycletouring club is no taking buses”; James (, another fellow cycle tourist we had met in Colombia, and I joked about this over a good breakfast and coffee one morning …   For whatever reason, maybe with the global […]

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    Back in Canada …

    October in Canada is getting rainy and cold. This time last year we had just crossed into Washington state and were cycling around the Olympic Peninsula. But wait a second, Canada …   Questions you are probably wondering: – I thought you were in Honduras? […]

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    A few reflections this Canada Day

      Over 10 months on the road and biking through a few different countries I reflect this July 1st, my first year being outside of Canada on this national holiday of Canada Day where in 1867, Canada officially became the Dominion of Canada. We didn’t […]

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    Everyone should do this…

    The routine has worked itself out, the bikes are feeling more comfortable by the day and the load is getting lighter… why didn’t we set off on this trip ages ago! It’s finally setting in what we have gotten ourselves into and the sky is […]

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    Find Your Sit Bones

    “Find your sit bones” you are often told in Yoga. I personally don’t think I’ll ever have a problem finding them again as both Mike and I are suffering from sore bums as we get used to long hours on the bikes and the weight […]

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    First Day Tourture Test

    Thirteen is a lucky number right? September 13th and 13:13 is not just a coincidence, it was my Grandfather’s, thus consequently my favorite number. This trip is meant to be. After tearful good-bye’s to the family and close friends we pedaled wobbly away from what […]

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