Cycle Touring

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Cycling Across Canada: Northern Ontario Double Century

Northern Ontario provided me with my second double century while cycling across Canada – 220kms from Dryden to Upsala. Needless to say, this was no ordinary bike tour day. The double century was not planned – I was loving riding through Northern Ontario – the scenery was amazing and the summer heat was stifling.  I … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: the road to Ontario

After a few days of rest in Winnipeg, eating like a horse and sleeping like a cat, I found myself back on the open road as my journey cycling across Canada took me to Ontario. It was time to settle back into the cycle touring routine – camp, cycle, cook, camp, cycle, cook…..  My first … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: crazy nights on the Prairies!

High on life after staying with my Saskatchewan family and their welcomed Random Act of Kindness, I was back on the bike and cycling across Canada.  Before I knew it, I had found a couple from Quebec to cycle with for the day. It was so refreshing to have people to ride with and even … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: Random Acts of Kindness on the Prairies

After a few days rest at the motel in Swift Current, it was an understatement to say that I was excited to get back on the bike.  Time to continue cycling across Canada – the Prairies were waiting! It is amazing how liberating riding a bicycle can be.  After a few days cooped up, I … Continue reading

Cycling Across Canada: Back on Track

Cycling across Canada remains one of my proudest accomplishments, and I am happy to be back on track, sharing the experiences of my Trans Canada journey. When I left off, I had travelled across the magnificent Rockies, hiked and relaxed in Banff and Lake Louise, and head out for a few days of fun in … Continue reading

Sun and Rain in Spain

Mallorca is known for its sun – tourists flock for the beaches and Mediterranean climate and cyclists such as myself make a pilgrimage her for the ideal cycling conditions.  Day after day of sun is what we are looking for…and then there is the rain… Our group divided into 2 different rides for our last … Continue reading

The Quintessential Serra de Tramuntana, Mallorca

The Quintessential Serra de Tramuntana – in a word – epic.  This is one of the quintessential rides of Mallorca and by far, my favourite!  Cycling Mallorca – what a rush. The views as your ride the backbone of the island are nothing short of extraordinary.  The ride itself is only 60 kms each way … Continue reading

Sa Calobra

No words describe Sa Calobra – as a cyclist, it is just a road you have to experience to believe!  Welcome to the ultimate cycling destination that is cycling Mallorca. The switchbacks are unrelenting – they just keep coming, piling one on top of the other.  The road is narrow and tight.  With the constant … Continue reading

Beaches and Bikes in Mallorca

For a few days now, our merry band of cyclists (10 in total) have been living it up in Mallorca – great fun with beaches and bikes and miles upon miles of brilliant cycling at our disposal.  We hit the road early, leaving Llucmajor for the north east corner of the island.  The boys were … Continue reading

Cycling Sant Salvador

Bikes built, blue skies – time to hit the roads – day 1 of riding has us warming up our legs cycling the climb to Sant Salvador. Originally built in 1348, the Santuari de Sant Salvador offers stunning views around the island.  The climb is a mere 4.8 kms, gentle switchbacks climbing through forest as … Continue reading

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