Which Way Photo Challenge: Crossing Lake Champlain

The word that jumped out at me was “Ferry” this week. Perhaps because I didn’t do a long bike ride this summer, but I instantly thought of last summer’s bike trip from Montreal, down through New York state, across Vermont, and then back north to Quebec and across to Montreal. To get from Plattsburgh, New York to Vermont we had to cross Lake Champlain. This required that we use two ferries. Continue reading Which Way Photo Challenge: Crossing Lake Champlain

Heading Out in One Week – Look Out, Montreal!

It’s almost that time again. Time for Daegan and I to get on our bikes and ride. This time we’ll be going to one of our favourite cities: Montreal. In 2012 we rode there by way of Ottawa. This time we’ll ride about 600 kilometres (Almost 375 miles) along Lake Ontario and then follow the St. Lawrence River for the rest of the way. We’ve got about six days of riding and then whatever else we decide to squeeze in before our train takes us back home on Canada Day, July 2nd. Watch for photos and entries from us along … Continue reading Heading Out in One Week – Look Out, Montreal!

500 Kindnesses Ride Day #19: We made it!

In 2012, Daegan and I embarked on our longest ever bicycle tour: 500 Kindnesses. This project was treated like a charity bicycle ride in that we asked for “sponsors” to support us. But instead of sending money to a charity we asked them to perform a random act of kindness for someone. In the end, over 1,000 pledges were received. Our ride would take us from Toronto, northeast to Ottawa and Montreal then south through my home state of Vermont, eventually ending up in New York City. The trip was made on a tandem bicycle as Daegan was still young … Continue reading 500 Kindnesses Ride Day #19: We made it!