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The Thrills and Chills of PBP

PBP – Paris Brest-Paris – an epic feat of endurance, courage and sometimes a little crazy – I did it in 2007 and am happy to say:  I survived the thrills and chills of PBP! What is PBP you ask?  PBP is the most famous long-distance randonnée: 1200 kms (745 miles) done in a maximum of … Continue reading

Paris Brest Paris

Paris Brest Paris – the most prestigious of amateur cycling events, happens but once every four years.  It is a test of endurance that can challenge even the most seasoned of riders!  At times, it is the most seasoned of riders who are best equipped for the hardships of PBP as in the sport of … Continue reading

Sisteron, France

Tour de France fever has taken it up a notch as the mountains take their toll on the riders.  Watching the tour day after day, it is easy to daydream about riding those roads, through the mountains, past the fields of sunflowers and cruising through historical towns with majestic castles and fortresses of days gone … Continue reading

Cycling in Mallorca – great lunch stops to fuel your ride

The cycling in Mallorca is legendary – this island really gives itself up to the cyclist every spring and fall as roads become crowded with lycra clad road bike riders eating up the pavement.  Fuelling your ride is no problem.  The food on the road is amazing – the toughest part of fuelling your ride … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: The final stretch

People from the Maritimes are known for their friendliness and hospitality.  I was looking forward to riding through Atlantic Canada as I was entering the final stretch on my cycle across Canada.  The people I met along the way lived up to their reputation – the hospitality was endless and I consider myself lucky to … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: Quebec – La Belle Province

We left off on my adventure cycling across Canada when I arrived in Ottawa (The Road to Ottawa).  A week at home to recharge the batteries and catch up friends and family was just what I needed – it was certainly very tough to leave – the comforts of home were very comfortable! The adventure … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: the road to Ottawa

The days were counting down on the road to Ottawa as my adventure cycling across Canada was bringing me home. With the wind at my back, my bike was tearing up the road – I was making terrific distances as my bike tour racked up another double century (202 kms!) on the road to Sudbury. … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: Making friends in Northern Ontario

With over a month on the road cycling across Canada, it never ceased to amaze me – the things you see and the people you meet!  My ride was full of chance encounters along the way and I loved it! After a great sleep on my new Therma-a-Rest (life is too short for leaky beds!!!), … Continue reading

Bucket List #3: Cycling Destinations

As those of you who regularly follow Travel Destination Bucket List know, I love to travel and love to cycle.  To travel the world by bike, experiencing different cultures and getting up close and personal with the country side would be like a dream come true.  I have had the good fortune to have cycled … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: Lessons from Thunder Bay

Cycling Across Canada:  Northern Ontario’s Provincial Parks are a dream for cycle touring.  Having stayed in youth hostels and motels through the Rockies and Prairies, the Provincial Park’s brought a new diversity of people and experiences.  This is one part of what makes bike touring so rewarding (see: Random Acts of Kindness). Northern Ontario brought the … Continue reading

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