Category Archives: Cycling

Happy New Year

For many years one of my New Year traditions was a 5 km run followed by breakfast with friends. In temperatures ranging from near freezing to -20 C, or there abouts, we would navigate through ice and snow for an … Continue reading

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Early Bird

Ugh! The alarm was telling me it was 4:30 am. what had I been thinking! I wanted to capture some waterfowl in the early morning light. There is no question that the light in the “golden hour” at sunrise or … Continue reading

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Day 71 Signal Hill

I awoke this morning feeling somewhat refreshed and in a much better frame of mind than last night. I was ready to conquer Signal Hill. I texted Elaine who advised that a group of them would be leaving their hotel … Continue reading

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Day 70 A Ride to the Finish … Almost

I got up shortly after 7:00 and a few minutes later was back in the cafeteria for a buffet breakfast.  Once again we got our money’s worth with a hearty breakfast to fuel us for the day.  Our group was … Continue reading

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Day 69 To the Ferry

In early morning fog we packed up our tents for the final time. With our bags loaded in the van it was time for breakfast. Our ride to North Sydney was short. We didn’t need to get to the ferry … Continue reading

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Day 67 Cabot Trail Part 1

After the Coquihalla, today was likely the day anticipated with the most apprehension for its climbs. It did not disappoint. It was already warm when we left the campground. Being on breakfast crew we were among the last to leave. … Continue reading

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Day 66 Cycling for a Cause …way

I could see my breath as I crawled out of my tent. Oh how I wished I could stay cozy and warm inside my fleece-lined sleeping bag. Instead I had to get up for another day at the office – … Continue reading

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Day 68 Cabot Trail Part 2

It was cloudy when we left camp. Our route was a hilly one along the coast. My legs were still pretty sore from yesterday which made even the smallest of hills feel like mountains. In reality the hills weren’t too … Continue reading

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Day 65 Ferrying Off The Island

Our goal this morning was to catch the 11:15 am ferry from Wood Islands on PEI to Nova Scotia. As a result we rode pretty much non-stop the 80 km to the ferry. One thing I can say for certain … Continue reading

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Day 64 Bridge Day

The wind blew all night with gusts occasionally shaking the tent, but nothing too bad. I woke at about 5:30 and didn’t hear any rain. Perfect, I thought, we’ve avoided wet tents. A few minutes later the rain started, just … Continue reading

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