Bicycling Across Canada

Day 42: Saturday, July 20

BB and TR had mechanical issues first thing in the morning. BB had changed her back tire tube the previous evening because she has been having to fill the tire daily. A slow leak caused by a vehicle tire tread wire. Unfortunately, her tire tread has worn unevenly and with the new tube, she now...
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Day 41: Friday, July 19

Daniel, TR, BB, and I went to Tim Horton's for breakfast to wait out the rain. Eventually, the three of us going east decided to chance the weather. Daniel was going west and since he was alone, he decided to wait until the rain stopped. TR led us on a bike path that would take us...
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Rest Day: Thursday, July 18

Last night some animal came under our tarp and stole our bread. BB found it a few feet away from the tent with a hole ripped into the bag. I can't believe we didn't hear anything. Although we went to bed late so we must have been in a deep sleep. We haven't had a full...
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Day 40: Wednesday, July 17

After we said our good byes to Colleen, we began our long trek up the final hills of Lake Superior Park. The ride began with fog that kept getting thicker as we climbed. I realized I needed a new rear light that actually gives off light that drivers can see. Even with the fog we...
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Day 39: Tuesday, July 16

This morning BB left her fritter in a bag on the table while she went to the washroom. I was trying to get the wi-fi to work when, our campsite neighbour, Joan, yelled over to me about a squirrel. I looked at the table and the little critter was ripping open BB's fritter bag! I...
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Day 38: Monday, July 15

Even though we went to bed early, we had a rough sleep. It was noisy with the loud idling semis in the parking lot behind us. The highway was also noisy and we kept waking up hoping no one was trying to steal our bikes or attack us in the night. We were happy to...
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Day 37: Sunday, July 14

Today started out nice because it was overcast with light rain. When we stopped for lunch, it poured but when we came outside the rain stopped. We met a girl, Kim, who is bicycling by herself from east to west. That girl is brave! Besides BB making sure I survive on a daily basis, not having...
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Day 36: Saturday, July 13

We were going to get up early but the rain began to pour when the alarm went off so we slept a bit longer. Because of our late start, we had a late lunch at a scenic lookout that gave us a view of Lake Superior. It was breathtaking! As we finished lunch, Lara...
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Day 35: Friday, July 12

We had uphill battles and headwinds to deal with all day. The wind didn't make sense because no matter what direction the road turned we still got headwinds. After two hours of battling the wind I was so mad I started yelling at it. The more I cursed it, the harder it blew. To add to...
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Day 34: Thursday, July 11

With sadness we had to leave our host's place. They were lovely people to stay with and we learned a lot about Thunder Bay and the Finnish culture. (Thank you again for feeding us and letting us stay in your home. The tour of the city was fantastic!) They gave us a ride to the Terry...
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