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My journey so far:
How did you pick your bike?

How did you pick your bike?

Back in 2011-12 when I was doing the bulk of my research for this bike ride there was one bike in particular that was on my radar - the Surly Long Haul Trucker.  The Surly Long Haul Truck is kind of...

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Why am I out there?

Why am I out there?

Pain is temporary quitting lasts forever - Lance Armstrong (Not that I am a fan) This post serves two purposes.  First, it is simple the 14th blog post for your reading pleasure; assuming that you...

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Biking it alone

Biking it alone

To bike alone or with a partner or a bunch of people.  Depends on the person you are.  If you are an introvert like me who has pretty much always been alone then that is simply how you do things and...

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The god of success

The god of success

It's no fun learning something new about yourself and then realizing that what you have discovered is a pretty big issue.  I discovered and realized today that I worship the god of success. I don't...

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How I plan to save the planet

How I plan to save the planet

Little did I know back in grade 9 the first small seeds of my greatest passion were being planted.  No pun intended but from all the way back then a secret passion that I was not even aware of was...

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How did I pick my 55,000 kilometer route?

How did I pick my 55,000 kilometer route?

Picking my route was probably my most enjoyable part of planning my ride.  My guess is that I likely spent 100's of hours researching  this part of the bike ride.  My route is probably at least...

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Your nuts! That can’t be done!

Your nuts! That can’t be done!

I think it goes without saying that there are inherent risks for sure.  But as I write this post I am still employed and do one of the more dangerous jobs in North America.  An average of 100 police...

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Three Years of your Life!

Three Years of your Life!

That's right; I plan to cycle and live on the road looking for a new place to sleep virtually every night for the next three years of my life.  That can be a difficult concept/reality to overcome. ...

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Bored? Fix the Planet

Bored? Fix the Planet

So simple, so much work to do and so many people bored.  How did I miss this idea my whole life?  How many stages of our lives are filled with boredom?  How many people are bored their whole lives? ...

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How I Plan To Be Successful

How I Plan To Be Successful

Determination, self-sacrifice and daily lifestyle choices.  For much of my life these three choices have overtaken much of my life and lifestyle.  Even with dead ends, u-turns and scenic routes...

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