In today’s bonus adventure, Todd finds a way to deliberately get himself lost miles from home. As he bikes home he wanders in to the beginning of a 1970’s horror film… Continue reading Bonus Adventure: Just Get Lost!
Come with me to cycle up one of the toughest hills in Vermont and learn the five words you can use to shut up your inner critic. Continue reading Adventure #4: 5 Words to Silence Your Inner Critic
In about 2010 we were all living closer to the centre of the city. The easiest way for me to get places was to take my bicycle. Unfortunately, though, that meant leaving my 9 year old son at home as … Continue reading Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Drive (ride, pilot or captain)
One of the most fun aspects of a long cycling trip starts weeks or even months before departure: Route Planning. Maps are one of my favourite things. They are, in and of themselves, a “choose your own adventure” story. Choose … Continue reading India Cycling Trip: Route Planning Begins – With Your Help
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
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!
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!