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May 20, 2014 - 1000 premier KM

Allo la gang, en passant pour les photos je prendrai du temps chez la parente, il n,y a rien de vraiment special a par le geant Inoutchouq a Toronto. Comme je disais en titre premier 1000 km. Rien de bien grand l,an passe durant mes 35 jours j,en ai fait 2300 et durant l,annee avec mes differents velos, env 8000 km. Bon, il en reste un bon bout a faire, comme par exemple environ 25,000 pour me rende a Tierra Fuego et le Canada par la suite. Mais, je devais faire une entre dans mon Blog pour ma carte, donc un ptit mot sur les premier 1000...

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Aug 3, 2012 - Owen Sound

Day Forty Four – Aug 3 Owen Sound 132k There were no bears in camp last night. A warning poster had been put up in the campground stating that a bear had been seen in the area. Merryn, from Australia, hadn’t seen a bear yet on this ride. She was going to stay up through the night watching for the bear. Hard to see a black bear in the dark. She decided to go to bed instead. The first part of today’s ride skirted the Bruce Peninsula National Park. The park might have been interesting but the road was certainly a bore. It was a straight line...

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Checking the ditches

Aug 5, 2011 - Tobermory to Tara

August 5 - Day 44- Tour day to Owen Sound- We left the tour to ride to Tara K’s 143k Time 5h 40mm Average speed: 25.16k/H T to d 4683 We left the tour route today to ride to Tara, just South, West of Owen Sound, on route to Guelph for our rest day and visits with our families. We actually rode a longer route than the tour which was to be 136k so we still tracked with the k’s for the tour. One route to Tara we rode to a lookout point on the Georgian Bay were Aunt Joyce had set up to BBQ turkey sausages for the entire tour for lunch....

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Oct 7, 2010 - Down on the Farm

From Toronto I Greyhound back towards Lake Huron and an hour late and feeling pretty exhausted I met Tony who would be my farm boss for the next two weeks. Tony was very friendly, enthusiastic and was excited I would be his and June's first HelpX Volunteer to play with. So the majority of my work over two weeks was shoveling things. Tony wanted to make a new plot for next season which meant visiting neighbours to get manure, visiting the local council depot to get leaves, cutting down cedar trees to make fence posts and hitting said posts...

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Sep 30, 2010 - My mate

Sarah and I said goodbye amongst the homeless and the Mennonites that frequent Toronto Downtown Greyhound Station. Sarah was off to Albany and then Boston, travelling in style on VIA Rail and then Amtrak. Earlier that morning I had also said good bye to Hilary and Steve who had made an early departure from Toronto on train and would now be heading back to Edinburgh via New York and an enjoyable time at the US Canadian border. I decided to name this blog entry not after the visit from my friends but more importantly what they brought from...

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Aug 3, 2008 - 44 Owen Sound

The day started with indoor luxury: fresh fruit, real orange juice, coffee, and a special blend of porridge cooked in a small pot. Eventually I had to say farewell and head for Owen Sound where I was going to meet my sister and hopefully see the finish of the triathlon. Bud as usual kept us off the main roads and provided a more scenic route. Although we started down highway 6 from Tobermory (since there was no other choice) our route visited Lion's Head and Wiarton before following the shore of Georgian Bay to Owen Sound. I got to the...

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Aug 7, 2006 - Day 45 Tobermony to Owen Sound

Day 45 Tobermory to Owen Sound 128.1 km @ 26.6 kph for 4 hr 49 minutes - total time 6 hrs planned distance 138 km . Another terrific morning - about 18+ degrees at 6 am . On the road by 730 am with sunny skies and some cloud - got to about 27 degrees. We had a nice tailwind from Tobermory down hwy 6 to Wiarton - averaged about 31 kph on that 68 km stretch. The road travels the middle of the peninsula so there is not much to see before Wiarton. We did see a large wind turbine - I am sure similar to the sections that we saw in northern...

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Jul 26, 2006 - Barrie, Ontario

We left at 1:45 for Barrie, our last camping stop. The road south was a 4-lane, divided highway and the drive was easy compared with the two-lane and gravel roads we had experienced on many legs of our adventure. The large number of cars and the stores and other signs of civilization, began to bring us back to "reality" and it was a bit of a culture shock. The KOA we stayed at was filled with vacationers and there were more thunderstorms. We left at 9AM and headed to Toronto, hoping to miss the rush hour.

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Our Trip to Alaska

Aug 8, 2005 - Tobermory to Owen Sound - 108 km

Leigh and I emerged from the trees around 6am. Today's breakfast of oatmeal (getting tired of this dish, personally) was nicely libbed up with apples and raisins; great job galley crew. Distrusting of the campground's drinking water, we pedaled for about 5km and stocked up on potable liquids, slathering on sunblock before continuing what we anticipated would be a hot and humid Ontario day. The morning, however, was gorgeous; soft temperature and winds, quiet road. We cruised with little effort or worry. At the 30km mark, we pulled over to...

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Jun 24, 2005 - Bruce Peninsula

The ferry trip on Chi-Cheemaun, from Manitoulin Island to Tobermory on Bruce Peninsula took about 1.5 hours. Tobermory is your ultimate tourist town: ice cream shops, specialty grocery store, wine store, outdoor clothes/holiday wear shops and outdoor restaurant/bar patios but it was clean and very charming. We stayed at Bruce Peninsula National Park that extends for about a third of the Peninsula. The Bruce Trail begins here and runs for nearly 800 Km south into Ontario. The campsite is right on the Georgian Bay so we hiked along the...

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Across Canada - 2005



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