Canada Debrief: Vancouver to Montreal

Three months of cycling across Canada was pretty epic and exhausting. I underestimated the sheer size and remoteness of the country, but it definitely made me a stronger and more determined person. It's hard to explain the whole experience in a few paragraphs, so I've split it into three sections: photos of my highlights, cycling … Continue reading Canada Debrief: Vancouver to Montreal

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Canada Day 74-77: Exploring Montreal and Heading Home

Day 74 Mont Royal, Schwartz Deli, Old Montreal I woke up to the smell of bread, coming from the Subway store downstairs from the apartment. After a quick breakfast, I headed up to Mont Royal, the best place to get a view of the city. After catching my breath at the top of the hill, … Continue reading Canada Day 74-77: Exploring Montreal and Heading Home

Canada Day 56-58: Riding Sault Ste Marie to Thessalon, Massey and Little Current

Day 56 Riding Sault Ste Marie to Thessalon As I left Sault Ste Marie, a group of cycle tourers rode up alongside me and invited me to join their bike bus. There were five of them, Jenna and Aaron (a pair of friends who just finished their engineering degrees), Amy and Matt (married couple starting … Continue reading Canada Day 56-58: Riding Sault Ste Marie to Thessalon, Massey and Little Current

Canada Day 54-55: Riding Montreal River Harbour to Sault Ste Marie and Rest Day

Day 54 Riding Montreal River Harbour to Sault Ste Marie We started the morning with a photo to celebrate the biggest group of female cycling tourers I've seen in one place. Isabelle and I headed off to Sault Ste Marie together and kept each other motivated through the big climbs. Luckily there was a tailwind … Continue reading Canada Day 54-55: Riding Montreal River Harbour to Sault Ste Marie and Rest Day

Canada Day 51-53: Riding Marathon to White River, Wawa and Montreal River Harbour

Day 51 Riding Marathon to White RIver I started the day with a big breakfast in the motel dining room, they had a waffle station, bagels, cereal, yoghurt and coffee. I chatted to another guest who said he saw three moose along the highway yesterday, but they mostly come out during dawn and dusk, so … Continue reading Canada Day 51-53: Riding Marathon to White River, Wawa and Montreal River Harbour

Canada Day 48-50: Riding Thunder Bay to Nipigon, Schreiber and Marathon

Day 48 Riding Thunder Bay to Nipigon The first ride out of Thunder Bay was alright, the headwind wasn't helpful, but large sections of the road were quite nice and it looked like they were making progress with highway improvements. At the midpoint I found a shop which had some vending machines and while I … Continue reading Canada Day 48-50: Riding Thunder Bay to Nipigon, Schreiber and Marathon