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Prickles and Punctures

Let me introduce you to Flavien,He is from France but lives on Haida Gwaii. Where I spent a few months last year. He happened to be cycling down the Baja California at exactly the same time as I was. So we ended up riding together for two weeks. That was lovely, as apart from a…

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Let’s go to Mexico

Las Vegas is a great place to be leaving. Especially if you happen to be heading towards Death Valley, apparently the driest hottest place in North America. Yeah. Right. Is all I have to say to that. Maybe it was just my luck that at the start of January a big storm came rolling through…

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At Opposite Extremes

In Colorado the roads can get rather busy.I had left the comforts of Lucy & Stevens home in Placerville with a belly full and a great night sleep! It was good after a couple of fairly chilly nights out there. They had shown me picture albums of their vacations, my reaction was; “WOW! Where is THAT!?”…

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Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

It was -19 degrees celsius when I left Jackson hole. (-3 F)Good thing I ran into Brian & Hannah the day before and they had invited me to stay, they’re no strangers to bicycle touring and it was lovely to spend an evening with like-minded folk.That morning was the first time since Northern Canada that I…

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Perfect Timing

Pancake Dinner tonight 5-7” Said a big banner as I rolled into Drummond just after 5pm on a Wednesday evening. Score! I found my way to the community centre where I found out this Pancake dinner is held once a year on “veterans-day” and today happened to be just that. As I was enjoying my…

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Warm Welcomes and the Legends of America!

“This one is on me, and Welcome to America!’ Said the waiter at Billy’s diner in Burlington. What a lovely surprise! I’d just stopped in for a cup of soup as I was getting a little chilly. I’d already been in the country for four days and came across some glorious converted rail tracks from…

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Balancing on the edge of the world

It is possible to get lost on an island with only 120km of paved road. I just did… For about 6 weeks. Haida Gwaii lies right on the edge of the continental shelf and about 100km from the mainland. And even though it’s small there is a lot to see and has a fascinating history! So…