By Linda Harrington

Some of us have problems navigating our Canadian winter on four snow tires, imagine doing it on two narrow bicycle wheels? Arie Hoogerbrugge has been gaining a bit of local attention throughout our Nova Scotia communities as he continues cycling not only across Canada but eventually, he plans to travel 55,000 kilometers to the tip of Argentina,with a few side excursions including Tuktoyaktuk, NWT.His journey began back in November in St. Johns. On his website Arie says, “Part of the motivation behind my November 11th start date is to pedal a bike across Canada in the middle of a Canadian winter.In my world this is perhaps the greatest challenge that I can come up with that would possibly push me to the point of failure.” Over two months later, Arie is succeeding in pedalling forward and in making friends along the way!

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