Bicycling Across Canada

Heartbreaking News

For all the bicyclists crossing Canada this summer, please be careful on the road and always be aware of your surroundings. If you have a bicycle that is low to the ground, such as a recumbent, make sure you have a bright flag that is high above your bike. You want to be seen on...

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Fernie Tunnel

The tunnel to the west of Fernie, British Columbia, now has lights to make drivers aware that bicyclists are in the tunnel. The road leading up to it is under construction, but once it's done it's going to be a smooth ride for bicyclists! When I rode through it a couple of years ago, I was...
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Be Safe on the Roads

Another season has begun for bicyclists doing long tours across Canada. I want to give a reminder to all the drivers on the road, please keep an eye out for our two- and three-wheeled friends. In the last week I've read two news articles of bicyclists hit and killed by vehicles. It's heartbreaking and my...
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Stats and Other Random Stuff

I'm a little bit of a numbers nerd so I figured out some interesting stats about our trip. For one, I discovered my numbering of my days of biking was wrong on all my blog entries starting at Manning Park (which I have since corrected). Day 5 was actually a Rest Day because we got...
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Final Post … For Now!

Knowing that I didn't have to wake up early and get on the road made for a great sleep! I was able to do laundry, clean out my bags, and feel relaxed this morning. This afternoon I went to Chapters to do a book signing. The manager, Debbie, treated me like a princess! Debbie is a...
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Day 76: Sunday, August 25

We woke up to find big black slugs crawling on our tents. Seems fitting to have slug juice on our stuff from our last night of rogue camping! Our last day on the road was not easy. It was overcast and chilly, there were lots of hills, and there were no places to stop for food...
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Day 75: Saturday, August 24

We woke up at 6 a.m. in hopes of beating the wind; instead, we got cold rain. In Clarenville we stopped at Tim Horton's to get some hot coffee. We met Elliott. He travelled with a friend a couple of years ago by bicycle from St. John's to Toronto. He wants to travel across all...
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Day 74: Friday, August 23

The headwind was up to 90 kilometres today. It was a slow slog. The funny thing is Lethbridge, Newfoundland, isn't far from where we are. Lethbridge, Alberta, is where I live and it's a windy area as well! We didn't do a lot of miles because of the wind being so exhausting. We stopped for lunch...
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Day 73: Thursday, August 22

This morning we stopped by Tim Horton's for coffee. When I was outside rummaging through my bags some ladies came over and talked to me. I gave Claudia a postcard of my book cover and she said, "You have to see this picture I have." She went to her car and returned with a picture...
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Day 72: Wednesday, August 21

We woke up to discover a big animal dent in the grass beside TR's tent. We figure a moose may have wandered up in the night and laid down for a rest. For a province that is overrun with these creatures, they sure are stealthy! We have yet to see one. There were strong winds today;...
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