Technical Difficulties, Here is the Last Blog post

So once more WordPress deleted m post, but not before it used  hunch of my data posting it to an unknown location.

So here is a much abbreviated version.

We left off in Fernie…

The next day Marcus and Noah took us to see some of the local sights.

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Thanks again for being so awesome!

So after that we went for a bike ride. Since Pete isn’t here I don’t know where we slept or really the order we stayed anywhere… So I will be brief.

Eventually we made it onto hwy 3A, beautiful ride.

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Sorry no more pictures, but it was a beautiful ride. So we make it to the end and take the world’s longest free ferry.

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In Nelson we stayed with Nelson. He was great and we chatted with him about bike touring and routes. We took a day off here. I am sorry to say I do not have a single picture from Nelson.

Next up was Castlegar and a big climb.

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It was nice to ride down for over an hour.

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There was a number of days before I took anymore pictures. We climbed the Anarchist summit.

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Here we met Richard. We stopped and chatted with him for a while.

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The next day we once again to coast for more than an hour.

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Time to go up again. On and on we went.

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Sometime later (maybe that day, maybe a couple days) we stopped at this “beach” and spent a couple hours just east of Princeton.

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Sadly all good things end and we left for Princeton.

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While we were at the grocery store a local journalist approached us and asked for a quick interview.

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Then it was time to climb the last mountain. We took a day off at the top.

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Shortly after we left we made it to the to the last summit.

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It was all downhill to Hope. In Hope we stayed with Peter, who was great and setup a meeting with Rudy.

Rudy has an aquaponics operation. After breakfast Pete and I went for a visit. It is still in the proof of concept stage. They are experimenting with different plants and techniques. They are also using it as a educational tool and to raise awareness about local food.

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We took it nice and slow today and made it to Abbotsford.

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While we were outside the grocery store, looking up campsites, Mark and Amber came over and invited us to stay with them for the night. They even cooked us an amazing breakfast. Did I mention they have a hobby farm? They were great!

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We made it to Vancouver that day, not till about 9. We stayed at my friends place (who was gone). His roommate Carlos was really nice. He was happy to practise his English and we were happy to sleep indoors.

The following night we met up with a friend I hadn’t seen in years. It was great to see Doug and have a few beers!

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The following night my friends family invited us out for dinner. Lorraine and Peter (my friend Sara’s parents) and Daniel were amazing! They took us to a great restaurant. Afterwards Lorraine and Daniel took us on a tour of Vancouver!

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The next morning we flew back to Ontario. Here I am feeling like 3 months went by far too fast, but it feels good to be home.

I would definitely do another bike trip, perhaps with more days off and time to explore.

This will probably be my last post. I have to admit it became a bit of a chore, but I am glad I have this as a record.

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There be Mountains in Them There Hills

So WordPress once again deleted my post, it’s always the good ones. This is very frustrating, so this version probably won’t be as complete. I would highly recommend another site if you are posting from an Android device.

So we left off at the rest area just before the Alberta border…

We continued on our way and made it to Alberta.

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Our first stop was Medicine Hat. We had been corresponding with Bonnie and Doug. They weren’t sure if they would be around when we got there. However when we arrived Doug was home. After we had showers and Doug had treated us to a wonderful dinner, including vegetables from their garden, we spent a few hours chatting. Doug and Bonnie have been on many tours and Doug shared some stories. After a few hours of conversation we called it a night. The next day we were on our way, but first some photos of their awesome garden.

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Today we had to stop for a photo op along the way.

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Near the end of the day we ran into Jin.

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Jin is from Korea and was biking from Kelowna to Toronto. We spent some time talking with him before we moved on. We slept behind an out of business store in Purple Springs.

The next morning before we had hit the road we met Will.

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Will has been biking across the world for two years (carryoncycling.com). We spent some time chatting and discussing road conditions. Then it was time to get on the road.

We made it to Lethbridge today. Since it was probably our last chance to get our provincial beer we started looking for a pub. Luckily we found one that served some beer from Calgary.

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We enjoyed the first round courtesy of our friend Kaleb! He was there in spirit and we made sure to leave him a bunch of voicemails while he was at work.

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Lethbridge was an interesting place with some interesting people.

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We had been talking to Drew about a place to stay in Lethbridge. His dad (Don) lived there, but we had not been able to get a hold of him. Drew told us to go ahead and stay at his place anyway. So we went there, showered up, and we’re getting ready for bed when Don showed up. He told us he was going to spend the night at his girlfriends and to make ourselves at home. We told him that we felt like we were kicking him out of his own home, but he insisted. Before he left we discussed our route and previous trips Don had been on. He has been on a bike tour every year for the last 26 years!

Once again at the crack of noon we were off. Later in the day we met Glen.

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Glen works for foreign affairs. He is on a motorcycle tour, after which he goes back to work for a day and then retires. We hung around for a while and talked to Glen about many things. Good luck in all your future endeavours Glen!

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Since we had a late start we had to cycle till it was dark in order to make it to Pincher Station. We slept next to the railroad tracks, not the best nights sleep we have had.

We got up today knowing that we were about to enter the mountains! So we got back on the road. We biked through the Frank Slide, which the highway goes right through.

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Finally we were in the mountains!

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Eventually we even made it to BC.

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And climbed our first summit.

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We decided to push on and got a little West of Sparwood. We stayed at a rest area. Pete made a new friend.

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That night we celebrated our arrival in BC with our new friend Ed, as well as a couple bottles of wine. Ed was a fantastic viola player and treated us to some tunes.

The next morning Ed was off, but we decided to take a day off. While we were sitting at a picnic table a transport truck clipped a parked RV. No one was hurt, luckily the RVs were rentals. The nice German couple offered us a cold drink and we helped them fill out the accident form. The day was getting on so we headed down to the river.

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We spent much of the day here, enjoying the view and the ice cold water.

Today we biked 18km to Fernie. We stopped at the Fernie Brewing Company to grab our local brew. While there we found out about the music festival, so after some deliberations we decided to stay. We found Marcus and he offered his hospitality. We met his wife Anique (hope I spelled it right) and their son Noah. They fed us and are just amazing!

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So here we are at the Wapita music festival in Fernie, drinking local beer and making new friends. Soon enough we will be in Vancouver, perhaps a little later than we had originally planned but we will get there. The trip isn’t over yet!

The Mountains are Coming, The Mountains are Coming!

So the day after my last entry we biked 140km! We went through Brandon, which was flooded. We finally found a place to camp beside a flag pole commemorating a now defunct school board. That night the wind almost blew our tent down!

The next day we crossed the border in Saskatchewan!

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That night we slept in nice couples yard. The forecast called for lots of rain the next day, so we got up and were on the road by 7:30! This may not seem like a big deal but usually we aren’t on the road until 11.

That day we stopped for a pancake breakfast, in the arena of some little town with no restaurant. The ladies were really nice and gave us extra helpings!

That night we made it to a rest stop outside Broadview. It was a short day, since we had the wind (gusting to 50km/hr!) in our face as well as rain to contend with. In the morning we had to make a quick getaway since some hooligan had added this to the years of other graffiti.

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That night we stopped at a house and they told us about a spot down the road to camp. We woke up the next day with our sights on Moose Jaw and some local beers.

We ran into another cyclists on the highway, or rather he came flying up from behind us and scared the *insert expletive here* out of us. We ended up cruising and chatting with Darrell. Turns out he is a cop and clocked us at 28km/hr, luckily he decided to let us go! He also suggested we take Victoria to Albert through Regina instead of the hwy. Finally we got through Regina, but not before I got a nail in my tire! Luckily it just got the tread and I didn’t get a flat.
Finally we made it to Moose Jaw! We went to our hosts house, the wonderful Glenda and Larry!

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We were shown the showers and laundry and then treated to a wonderful dinner! Glenda shared some local history with us before we went in search of a provincial beer.

We ended up at the best pub in town: Bobby’s Place.

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We chatted with Bobby about beer. He also gave us a lesson in Scotch.

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We made it back to home base and quickly fell into a deep slumber. We slept in the next day. Once we finally dragged ourselves out of bed Glenda made us some breakfast. After we chatted with Glenda and Larry for a while we were off to the bike shop to get some maintenance done.

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We chatted with Boh for a while and he told us about his bike tour of Cuba, which sounds awesome!

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While our bikes were in the shop we went to grab a burger and a drink. When we were there we decided to spend another night in Moose Jaw. Luckily we found another place to stay! Keri and her son Drae.

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Keri is an urban farmer and bikes around town to all her plots. We hung out with them and once Drae went to bed we shared a bottle of wine with Keri and had some great conversation.

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The next day we were off again.

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We spent the next night at an abandoned rest stop. We watched some distant lightning and then it was time to sleep. The next night we slept at another rest stop. We got some intense wind and rain that night and had a temporary River flowing beside the tent. Luckily we made it through the night without getting wet! 

The following day we got to go on another bike ride!

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And finally we come to tonight where we are staying at a visitor centre, don’t worry we called ahead to get permission. Tomorrow we will be in Alberta! Soon we will be in the mountains!

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Tales of Ontario Past

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Better late than never. So we left off in Thunder Bay.

On our second day in Thunder Bay, we were treated to a fantastic breakfast. After that Alex gave us a tour of the area. She showed us notable spots around Thunder Bay, unfortunately it was foggy so we couldn’t see Sleeping Giant. We did get to see the Terry Fox memorial, which is on a road that you can’t bike or walk on… Kinda ironic for a memorial dedicated to a guy that was on foot.

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Alex also took us to see Kakabeka Falls.

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We were told it was a good time to see it, as it is not always as epic. We spent another night in Thunder Bay and decided to check out The Sovereign, on Emily’s recommendation.

We got some local brew and had the best burger we have had on this trip!

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The next day was a late start, we didn’t leave Thunder Bay until about 3pm. I had to get a new tire, since mine was pretty bald.

We had stopped to get a cold drink and who should we run into but the dynamic trio: Wyatt, Charles, and Jacob (remember them from before?)! Turns out they had a late start as well.

So we decided to bike together again. In the evening we ran into the only other cyclist heading west, other than the three we were biking with. His name was Francois, he started in Ottawa. So we headed out together, after grabbing  a couple bottles of wine of course!

We planned on staying in a rest area on the map, but it turns out that rest areas on the map don’t always exist. So after chasing a couple of these we decided to just sleep on the side of a road just off the highway. Unfortunately the bugs forced us to drink our wine quickly and hop in our tents.

Francois got a much earlier start than the rest of us. Eventually the rest of us got on the road. The wind and rain that day got the better of Pete and I, so we called a halfday in Upsala, grabbed a campsite, and had a shower. The other guys went on and managed a 150km day!

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The issue with Upsala is that the mosquitoes are big enough to carry you away!

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The next day was a big day, not in that we covered a lot of ground, but because we met lots of interesting people. First we encountered this waterfall.

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Shortly after the falls we met Boyd. Boyd is walking across Canada (and back!) for mental health awareness. Here is his blog: http://canforrest.blogspot.ca

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We stayed and chatted with Boyd for a long time. Good luck on your journey! Let us know if you will be near Peterborough anytime after September, we will put you up and feed you!

Later that day we ran into Frank and Shiela.

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Yes, he is biking towing that huge trailer and his hundred pound sheppard. He is raising money for abused and homeless pets (shielas.blogspot.ca). Shiela was a sweetheart.

A couple days came and went as we continued biking and camping…

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One day we stopped at a rest area and met a guy from Italy named Andrea (spelling?). He is hitching around Canada and came over to strike up a conversation. I hope his travels continue to be interesting.

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At the same rest area we also met Martin.

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He is biking across Canada to raise money and awareness about mental health resources for veterans. He is also talking and reaching out to veterans along the way. We had a great chat with him. His blog is: http://www.yourlifecounts.org/
Best of luck on your journey!

That day we made Kenora, and grabbed a campsite near downtown. After that we went to the local brew pub, Lake of the Woods.

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We enjoyed the pub so much, we decided to stay a second day… The next day we went for breakfast and met another cyclist named Mark.

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Mark was great and we spent a long time with him chatting and talking about routes and whatnot. It was partly because of him that we decided to change the route we were taking through the Rockies, but I am getting ahead of myself.

Kenora was a pretty cool town. We spent our second night at a rest area in town.

The next day we said goodbye to Ontario and hello to Manitoba!

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We went through Whiteshell provincial park and arrived at Rennie. Here we stayed with Pete’s friend Lee, who is a fire fighter.

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Lee took us to his friends place in the park for some wakeboarding. I failed to get it up, but Pete was up for a bit. Sorry no pictures, I didn’t want to drop my phone overboard. Lee was great and he really knows how to handle that grasshopper!

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The next day we continued on our way. At one point I stopped to ask for some cold water and they were really nice. They even gave me some orange juice. We stayed and chatted with them and cooled down. Sadly we had to get back on the road.

The following day we stopped to get a cold drink.  While we were making some sandwiches outside one of the waitresses at the restaurant invited us into the air conditioning. We decided we might as well grab a coffee, but when we went to pay she insisted it was on the house! People continue to be amazing.

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Finally we made it to Winnipeg. We hit up the MEC, since we needed to resupply. Unfortunately my helmet was falling apart; a few accidents and some trips down the stairs will do that in 7 years I guess. So I had to get a new one.

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This trip is becoming more expensive than I expected.

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Afterwards we hit up the King’s Head; we had to get our local brew for Manitoba after all.

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Sooo many taps!

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Turns out I am a natural at urinal soccer!

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We stayed with some great guys (David, David, Caleb, Marcus).

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They put us up and David is a brewer, so we got to sample some of the homebrew! We enjoyed some great conversation and David gave us some route tips.

The next day we were off. We are really in the prairies now, so flat. We made it almost to Portage La Prairie that day.

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We camped just beside the Trans Canada.

The next morning we continued on our way. We made it past Portage La Prairie and decided not to take highway 16 to the north… Of course we decided this after we had went 8km before we decided this. So we went back to the wide shoulder of highway 1. We made excellent time today. We are currently camping in a rest area beside the highway. I have to start writing these blogs more frequently, these long ones are annoying to write. It is hard to remember what has happened, I have probably left some stuff out. The important point to take home is that people are awesome.

And now for no reason other than it is awesome, here is a picture of my friend Bloy and his daughter Cambria.

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Too tired to proofread, hopefully I didn’t make too many mistakes.

Still Alive and Peddling

OK, it’s been some time since my last post, apparently we get no reception in Northern Ontario. We are alive and still moving. OK where did I leave off…

Well we had another Hammock hang in a pine plantation. I tried to capture the stars through the bugnet, didn’t work that well.

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Since it has been so long this will be a even less detailed than normal. After the hang we made it to Serpent River and slept in a rest area, we even had a quick dip before bed.

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The next day we met these two in Blind River at the grocery store.

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Eva and Paul started biking on the west coast in March! They are keeping a blog of their journeys (http://paulandeva.wix.com). We chatted with them for a bit and then we continued on our way.

We started to run into a lot more cyclists. We met Sunny in Bruce Mines. He had come up from the US, this was far from his first tour.

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We spent the night in a rest area just outside of town. The next day we decided to get off the highway because it was torn up for resurfacing. This detour took us to a Mennonite farm. We bought some eggs and boiled them up in the driveway. While we were doing this a couple of people came to talk to us. In the end Ezra came out and gave us two bottles of maple syrup!

This is a giant loonie in Echo Bay, just because.

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Along the way we met Bill, another fellow cyclist. Still no one going the same way as us. We took a break with him and had some eggs.

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Finally we made it to Sault Ste Marie on Canada day. We stayed at an awesome bike shop called Velorutution, which had a campsite in the back for cyclists. Andre even had beers waiting for us, since we couldn’t make it in time to hit the LCBO.

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We went downtown for food and to meet some new people. Unfortunately it rained and rained, so we went back to camp and had an early night.

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We decided to take advantage of Andre’s hospitality and spend another day in town. We met two cyclists heading to Montreal, Sebastian and Philip. We also shared a fire with Sylvano and his friend (sorry can’t remember her name). They were heading to the west coast to pick fruit for a while before continuing their adventures.

The next day we had to leave, we are trying to get across the country after all. Andre had given us some great advice for the next few days.

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We met some really nice people today. We stopped for a meal at a chip truck and met an awesome couple John and Jenn. We chatted with them and they helped boost our morale. They were heading from Calgary to Toronto.

We ended up camping here, just before Lake Superior Provincial Park. We also enjoyed some wine and a sunset.

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Eventually we made it to the park. There was this creepy abandoned garage just inside, so of course we stopped to snoop around.

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We got to the visitor centre and decided that we couldn’t make it through the rest of the park that day. So we decided to fork over the ridiculously high fees that Ontario Parks charge. We went in to see which site we wanted. As luck would have it we met two cyclists. Fern said we could setup on his site. Roger came over for a visit and we all made dinner.

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Afterwards we went to Rogers site for a fire. Rogers is keeping a blog of his adventures ( http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/Canada2014). The best part of this trip is all the great people we meet!

I think we made it to Wawa the next day. A local let us know about an abandoned RV park where we could camp, but first we needed to grab a couple caesars. A guy from Florida, Jim, came out to talk to us. He invited us to his table and we chatted with him and his wife. In the end he paid for our caesars!

Finally we got to our campsite.

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The next day we decided to go on a bike ride.

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Not many pictures today, the tinman is all you get. We made it to White River and slept in a Winnie the Pooh park. The next morning we met this guy.

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He said the hair and beard started as a lost bet that turned into a dotcom (http://lemonadeforkids.com/).

Next stop Marathon. We foolishly listened to google and ended up heading in via the worst sandy trail imaginable. Eventually we made it to Jillian’s place. She put us up for the night and fed us some delicious home cooking. We played some Yahtzee. Her son Asa showed us how to roll the dice and plant orange seeds.

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Well fed and rested we got some groceries and made ready to leave Marathon. We ran into Carol Lynne (hope I spelled it right) and chatted with her. She offered to let us setup in her backyard in Terrace Bay. Of course we had to get there first.

Ontario has some big hills, lots of them. Luckily the views make it worth the effort. I didn’t take many pictures because I was either panting up a hill or flying down the other side.

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We stopped at a restaurant/campground for some lunch and met Anne.

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Like most cyclists we meet she covers much more ground in a day than us. After some conversation it was time for us to continue.

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We made it to Terrace Bay and made some dinner. Afterwards we biked over to Carol Lynne’s place and met her husband Gary. They also had a pack of dogs! They offered us a cold beer and started a fire. Gary even gave us some of his fresh smoked trout! We chatted with them for a bit and then it was time for bed. Did I mention the view from their backyard?

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After I had a shower the next morning we were on our way. We ran into a cyclist, Charles, whose bike had broke and he had to hitchhike to Thunder Bay to get it fixed (we ran into these guys before, but I forgot to mention it).

We met some other cyclists along the way.

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Kevin is doing his ride to raise money and awareness about a rare genetic disorder that his niece has.

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Later that day we ran into the rest of the group that Charles is biking with, Wyatt and Jacob. We biked the last 50 or so km to Nipigon with them.

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We got there, relatively late, and shared a campsite and fire down by the water. These are the first people we have seen going the same way as us.

The next day we decided to bike together to Thunder Bay. We met Ed on the road and stopped to chat with him.

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He has cycled a lot of places in his time. Eventually we met up with Charles, he had biked out from Thunder Bay since his bike was fixed in record time. So we continued onward.

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Eventually we parted ways, but it is likely we will meet on the road again, and probably tomorrow for some beers.

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So we made it to Thunder Bay! My friend Emily set us up with a place to stay with her awesome family. They fed us great food and some booze. They really spoiled us.

Now I am lying in their basement writing this blog, all I want to do is sleep. It was really hard to remember what has happened in the last few weeks. For us time is measured more in km, but really we are barely aware of the days.

DISCLAIMER I am too tired to proofread this, so hopefully there aren’t any really bad errors. I am sure I forgot to mention a few events and people.

I can’t remember when it happened but one day a torrential rain started and a nice lady named Brenda called us over to her garage before we got soaked. Just wanted to say thanks again for that!

A Dark Cloud with a Silver Lining

So I spent a long time the other night writing a blog and surprise surprise the WordPress app deleted my post again. So attempt two… 

We spent a night in Killaloe, with this guy Ras. He has a pretty cool bike shop.

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Everyone here was really nice to us and we had a great time, some drinks and some music. To bed early and off the next day.

We made it to the east side of Algonquin. We camped out and prepared to bike through the park. The next day we hit the park, hwy 60.

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We biked on through, stopping along the way for breaks and to check out the scenery.

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It was a pretty nice ride. It was easy to spot the moose, you just looked for a bunch of vehicles pulled over.

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We made it through the park and made camp for the night. Unfortunately no Algonquin camp for us.

The best part of the campsite that night was the bugs… Sarcasm. This was the view in our tent the next morning.

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We made Huntsville. We even got there before the bike shop was open, so we made productive use of our time.

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Denis, the awesome guy we were staying with, picked us up and brought us to his place.

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Also Pete’s parents came for a visit! We spent the night having a few beers and a delicious dinner. This was followed by a couple more beers and some cards.

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The next day we got some bad news, the parts for the bikes might take a couple days to come. Fortunately some friends were at a cottage on Lake Joseph and they invited us to join them!

Pete’s parents were nice enough to drive us to Port Carling, where Sara picked us up. I got to see some friends I didn’t expect to see for months!

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Unfortunately Yosra and Lawrence had to leave the night we got there.  That night we had a visitor join us while we were playing Catan.

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We spent the days relaxing, while Jenn and Sara were productive, working on their theses. Some sauna, a paddle, and more Catan and it was time to leave. It’s hard to leave Jenn’s cottage.

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Sara and Jenn were awesome and gave us a ride back to Huntsville. Denis picked us up and treated us to dinner at a pub.

The next morning Denis drove us to pick up our bikes and saw us off. The Muskoka Bicycle Pro Shop got our bikes working great.

Next stop Parry Sound. We slept behind a grocery store that night. At 2:30am we were woken up by an OPP officer. After we got out and assured him weren’t the robbers he was looking for, he was on his way. Later on I had to scare off a raccoon that was getting a little bold with our food supply.

We were off toward Sudbury the next morning. It was hot today. We stopped at every opportunity to get cold drinks. People seemed to be really interested in where we were going. We decided to stick with the highway, which cut off about 75km.

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We stopped and found a campsite beside the hwy. We had just setup the hammocks when a OPP truck showed up. Luckily, he didn’t care that we were here, he just wanted to catch some speeders.

So as I lay here in my hammock writing this, watching the fireflies and waiting for the stars to come out, I remember why we embarked on this crazy endeavour.

Continued in the next exciting instalment of whatever this blog is called.

Also Pete did not proofread this post, he is sleeping soundly, so all grammar and auto correct errors are my sole responsibility.

Moving Forward

Stayed at a motel in Arnprior, Sam found us a spot to store our bikes.

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Had my first day of biking since the accident. I am a lot slower, but we still managed to get almost 80km. Heading toward Huntsville. Here are some llamas, because they are llamas.

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I have been told to include more pictures. So here are some more random landscape and cloud pictures, sorry it’s the best I can do.

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Also hehe.

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We made it to Egan Villa and started looking for a campsite.

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Found a place to camp in a church yard, the ladies even feed us. I have also discovered the injury that is impeding me the most is my left hand.

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My injuries could have been worse, they are just slowing me down. We will continue toward Vancouver. Until next time.

A Bump in the Road

So I have been made aware that the last post is empty. I had written, with accompanying pictures, possibly the best post in history. Unfortunately the WordPress app is garbage and often screws up. So we can blame WordPress for that.

Essentially it said we met some great guys in Montreal that let us stay at their place, Justin and Angus. They showed us around and told us about the city and whatnot. Justin knew a lot about the city. Angus took us to get some of the famous Montreal bagels (Fairmont Bakery) on our way out in the morning.

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The most memorable quote from Quebec was “Levitate the shit out of everything”. It was rainy when we were leaving and we camped here.

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Then we biked in more rain.

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Finally we were back in Ontario.

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We stayed with Pete’s cousin and his wife, Adam and Mary. They had two pretty cool kids, Aoife and Maeve.

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They even sent us out with some of their eggs!

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The next day we arrived at our friends place in Ottawa.

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We hadn’t seen these guys for a while (Andrew, Dirk, and Sara), so a few drinks were had.

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We also got to meet the new addition, Charlie.

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We also got to see our other friend Dirk, who was in town for a course. I wish I had gotten a picture because his hair is getting crazy.

This is approximately were the last blog ended, before WordPress failed miserably. The original entry was more detailed and probably the best blog post ever written.

We spent two nights in Ottawa and did some bike maintenance. I had some issues with my bike that was going to delay our departure, but Dirk came to the rescue. Thanks again Dirk!

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We left Ottawa and were almost to Arnprior when I hit a bump in the road, literally. Took a pretty bad spill. Luckily it wasn’t as bad as it could have been. An OPP officer happened by and gave me a lift to the hospital, after flagging down someone with a truck to bring my bike. Luckily no broken bones and mostly just some road rash (see below).

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The doctors tell me I should survive. I sprung for a motel that night. Today after I got my hand xrayed we decided to take a day off, probably a good choice because of the storms moving through Ontario. Rest assured I won’t let a little pain and gore stop me from making it to Vancouver!

Toute la Bière au Québec ne Peut pas Nous Ralentir!

So we spent the night in Rivere du Loup. We meet our friend Matthew and he showed us around town. He took us to a local park with some of his friends.

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Afterwards we went to a local brewery, “Microbrasserie Aux Fous Brassant”, for a few beers. We made some new friends and learners about the periodic table of beer styles.

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After a few beers, OK maybe more than a few, we went to grab poutine. This was followed by some more beers when we encountered our new friend Vincent once again, Vincent est fantastic! We also made more new friends!

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After walking to the hostel we were staying at we realized we hadn’t packed anything. The next morning after 4 hours sleep we left and biked about 85km, not too bad, still not at 100 yet.

We stopped at a lookout point that evening because it looked like we might be able to setup our tent.

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Here we ran into Gabriel, he was on his way Gaspe. We had a small fire and some good conversation. In the morning we shared a breakfast and Gabriel mentioned his friend in Quebec City, Frederick, and gave us his number. After that we went off on our separate adventures.

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So we continued on the 132 toward Quebec City.

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We made Levis and took the ferry to Quebec. Both these cities have the best bike trails I have ever seen.

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Did I mention that to get to Quebec, even with the ferry ride, we biked over 100km in one day! That also means we have broken 1000km! Time to celebrate!

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While we were enjoying some local brews we met a couple that was woofing, Margerie (not sure on the spelling) and Kevin. We talked with them and they feed us some carrots. Afterwards we talked to Frederick and he showed us where we could set up our tent. Everyone has been very helpful and nice to us. We ran into some friends from Rivere du Loup, but we were far too tired to stay out. We slept like rocks.

We woke up and ran some errands, got some things for the bike. We also got some much needed advice on some bike issues we were having. We decided to spend the day enjoying the city and doing some bike maintenance. We met some great people and even tried some slack lining in the park. The parks here are amazing! Sorry no pictures, I still have to consciously think to take them. So we are gonna camp in the same spot and continue on to Montreal, via the 138. If anyone knows of anything we should check out there let me know. Until next time.