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Jul 31, 2012 - Serpent River

Day Forty One – July 31 Serpent River 174k OBO UPDATE The compound fracture on his left arm has been operated on and closed up There was a bone fragment lodged between the ball and socket of the right hip; this has been removed His pelvis will need to be screwed to his sacrum and closed with a plate in the front He is conscious and is aware of people; responds to nurses requests to squeeze a hand, wiggle the feet Has had a dose of radiation to his right hip to prevent the future development of bone spurs A tracheostomy is planned which...

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Checking the ditches

Aug 2, 2011 - Spragge, Ontario

Today we drove about 250 miles after leaving Wawa, Ontario. The campground we are current staying in is located in Spragge, Ontario. We stayed in this same campground in 2006 during our first Trans Canada trip and at that time it was a KOA campground. The weather today has changed and when we left Wawa it was overcast but it was not raining. We first hit rain just on the outskirts of Sault Ste. Marie and we rain through some very heavy rain all the way to about 30 miles west of Spragge. The sky was overcast in Spragge and within an hour the...

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Aug 2, 2011 - Sault Ste Marie to Spragge

August 2 – Day 41 Sault Ste Marie to Spragge K’s 174.28k Time 7h 55m Average speed: 22.02k/H T to d 4341 This was programed as the longest ride of the tour. The other day that was a match was back when we rode into Kenora, Ontario. That day actually turned out to be 4 k longer due to some route variations we took getting to Kenora. So a long day but some challenges for sure. Terri was on cooking duty and it was her turn as sweep so we were late leaving camp and had hoped that everyone would stay ahead of us so we could ride at our...

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Jul 19, 2010 - the BIG NICKEL

An underground visit to DYNAMIC EARTH Monday 85 million years ago a giant meteor collided with earth. It hit where the Canadian town of Sudbury now stands. The meteor was 10 kilometers across and at impact it was going 8 times the speed of sound. It drilled a 2 kilometer hole through the earth’s crust, bringing magma to the surface and creating one of the richest mineral deposits in North America. Some years later the residents of Sudbury found this deposit and started mining it. Today it is one of the richest sources of nickel in the...

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2010 Race 2 Finish

Aug 22, 2008 - Crossing Ontario and heading west

I think I left off last time just as we returned to Quebec from the western side of new Brunswick. A small portion of this trip was redoing our route on the outward portion, but only for a relatively short distance and then we were off onto the side roads of what on the map looks to be south-eastern Quebec but which the Quebecois call Chaudiere – Appalaches. This is part of the great farming area of southern Quebec even though, as its name implies, it is part of the Appalachian Mtns running up from the US. It is an area of rolling hills...

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