Ice and the beauty of the North

For some reason everything turns out so wonderfully! I was nervous and excited to be heading up the ice road on the MacKenzie river delta and the Arctic Ocean. The plan was to catch a ride to Tuktoyaktuk and point my wheel south from there. In luck I met a couple of guys headed that…

Here we go

Do you recognise this thing? You see or hear something and it won’t leave you alone? It’s been month’s since I saw this youtube video and though: Far out! That’s ridiculous! Who would do such a thing..? ……….. I could never even attempt something like that! ………… It looks miserable. ……….. And beautiful …………. How awesome! ……….…

Winter is coming

I was thinking how funny it is I went to Iceland to ride the ring road in winter and allowed myself 3 months. Where in Canada I’ve given myself a month to ride a distance that’s nearly twice as long (but only a fraction of the country) I’ve been in search of winter. A cold clear wintery…

Riding up a storm

I have been floating around Vancouver Island and the Vancouver area wondering what my next move would be for a little while. Not that I wasn’t having a great time meeting some wonderful people.. I did! Rolling down the road I noticed two loaded touring bikes right ahead of me. Kerem and Ben had just left their home 5…

Island Life

Just about every person I’ve met lately has warned me that this is not the right time of year to be cycling on Vancouver Island.It seemed pretty right to me though! Sure it got a bit wet at times, but if that’s what you’re expecting and prepare for then it doesn’t seem too bad. And if…

Oh, the places you go

I met Paul weeks ago. While having a coffee on the roadside he gave me his number and told me to let him know if I’m ever near Kamloops. ‘Pritchard’ to be precise. A tiny settlement near Kamloops with just a handful of houses. But enough to do to keep me entertained for the next week.…

the Sun is shining down on me

 After telling you about all the things I lost in the last post I figured a more positive start would be appreciated. So I’ll start with a few of the things I’ve been given in the past few weeks. Besides the waves, smiles, best luck wishes and a lot of sunshine. There have been gallons of…