Category Archives: Rides

Day 7 ~ Grayland, WA > Cape Disappointment, WA

Garmin Data can be found here.  (Map, Distance, Speeds, Graphs and a whole bunch of other stuff.) The key for putting in a lot of distance throughout the day is to get on the road early.  We were leaving when … Continue reading

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Day 1 ~ Denman Island, BC -> Ladysmith, BC (Vancouver Island)

Dad/John We said our goodbyes, hugs were given and received, and we were on the road at 6:05am.  About 300m from our house is a nice little downhill roll that caused my bike to shim almost uncontrollably and send panic … Continue reading

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2013 Summer Bicycle Tour ~ Preview

We’re home safe.  Yesterday we rode from Ladysmith to Denman Island to complete our 3 and a half week bike tour.  It feels good to have nothing in my pockets and wearing baggy pants.  It’s the first day off the … Continue reading

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2013 Victoria Populaire

This was the 2nd year that Norie and I rode the Victoria Populaire and even though last year was amazing, this year topped it.  Although the weather was warmer and sunnier last year, what made it special this year was … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day shenanigans

Woke up to a beautiful Sunday morning and knew that it would be an outside day.  The sun is starting to make itself visible more and more these days, which is a nice change from the grey, wet weather we’ve … Continue reading

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A gravelly idea grinding in my mind

Yesterday Norie and I went out for a late afternoon ride without the kids.  The sun was shining and within 2 kms we were witnessing the beauty of nature displayed by the annual herring spawn.  Eagles were soaring overhead and … Continue reading

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The Denman RandonneurS ~ Nanaimo Populaire

The morning started at 4:30am ~ LATE!  Norie had to make some sushi before leaving and was behind schedule.  I was up getting bikes related things ready, and by 7:35am we were out the door.  We caught the 8am ferry … Continue reading

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