While I was preparing for cycling in India I thought it would be so difficult and complicated. In the end it was none of those things. It was different, but not difficult, and in many ways it was easier and more enjoyable, even, than touring in North America. Continue reading Cycling India, My Way
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
A couple of nights ago I was walking on the path through the park to the library. A little boy was hunched over his bicycle while two girls stood over their bikes, clearly waiting for him. As I approached … Continue reading Moments: Bicycle Repair Man
We rose early to catch a westbound train yesterday and found ourselves in a familiar situation when we arrived. We went out the door to find that the temperature and humidity were high and the clouds were piling up to the north of us. We only had about 10 kilometres to go to get home but we knew we had to be quick about it. No dallying for us. Up the hill we went from the station, and across the city while the heat and humidity rose. Unlike our arrival in Montreal a few days before, we didn’t cut it … Continue reading Home Again…
We’re back in Montreal and so it’s time to look back on this trip in terms of numbers: Kilometres ridden: 550 (Approximately the distance from New York City to Pittsburgh) Shortest Riding Day: 47.9 km (Yesterday) Longest Riding Day: 162.1 km (Saturday) Tire Revolutions: 252294 Metres climbed: 4394 – about 8 CN Towers Number of flats: 0 Number of times our bikes needed a full washdown: 1 Overnight Stop Locations: 5 Times Google sent us on another sketchy route: 3 Number of International Border Crossings: 2 Number of US States visited: 2 Number of Canadian provinces visited 1 Number of potential … Continue reading Summer 2017 Ride by the Numbers
The time had come, or maybe it was overdue for us to go back home to Canada. We started our day off with the hotel’s continental breakfast – pretty limited for fueling what would be the longest day of any tour I’d ever done. I had four slices of peanut butter toast and then a bagel with some more peanut butter besides and washed it down with lots of coffee. Fueled up, we got on our bikes and headed out in to one of the most perfect days for cycling we’d yet experienced. Moderate temperatures, light wind, and dazzlingly beautiful … Continue reading Ride Day 5 – or was it 5, 6, and 7?