500 Kindnesses Ride Day #9: South of the Border

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 #9: South of the Border

500 Kindnesses Ride Day #8: 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 #8: Montreal!

Home Again…

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…

Summer 2017 Ride by the Numbers

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