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Some of my favorite Las Vegas murals

Some of my favorite Las Vegas murals

These are some of my favorite murals that I found in Las Vegas Nevada.  I was able to find most of these murals north of the strip heading towards the Fremont District. Click on image to enlarge...

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California Part 11 (Jan 24 to 26) & Summary

California Part 11 (Jan 24 to 26) & Summary

January 24 Km’s Pedalled - 34 km’s Destination - 20 km’s from Shoshone (4 km’s to Salisbury Pass) Some Notes - There was a few side attractions along the main highway yesterday.  I pedalled past...

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California Part 10 (Jan 21 to 23)

California Part 10 (Jan 21 to 23)

January 21 Km’s Pedalled - 41 km’s (CA - 7 km’s & NV - 34 km’s) Destination -Nevada border Some Notes - I was hoping to go to Beatty get my groceries and at least get back up to Daylight Pass....

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California Part 9 (Jan 17 to 20)

California Part 9 (Jan 17 to 20)

January 17 Km’s Pedalled - 77.5 km’s Destination - approx. 30 km’s from Panamint Springs Some Notes – A beautiful sunny day as usual, daytime average temperatures are about 75F/23C.  Ever since...

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California Part 8 (Jan 12 to 16)

California Part 8 (Jan 12 to 16)

January 12 Km’s Pedalled - 57.5 km’s Destination - Claremont Some Notes – With my last night with a roof over my head I went to bed at 2am.  This bed time had me leaving Whittier and on the road...

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California Part 7 (Jan 4 to 11)

California Part 7 (Jan 4 to 11)

January 4 Km’s Pedalled - 75 km’s Destination - south of Toro Canyon Some Notes - Spirits are high and the sun is shining.  I am back on the coast.  I realized that I have been on this section of...

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California Part 6 (Dec 31 to Jan 3)

California Part 6 (Dec 31 to Jan 3)

December 31 Km’s Pedalled - 84 km’s (Strava shut off for about 10 km’s) Destination - Cambria Some Notes - Sometime in the night the tent started to shake from the wind and it never did stop shaking...

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California Part 5 (Dec 25 to 30

California Part 5 (Dec 25 to 30

December 25 Km’s Pedalled - 53 km’s Destination - San Francisco Some Notes – I got a very late start and ended up pedalling all day in the rain and into the dark.  I am camping very close to the...

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California Part 4 (Dec 20 to 25)

California Part 4 (Dec 20 to 25)

December 20 to 25 Some Notes – My productivity has been on and off since getting here in Berkeley.  I am very busy but mostly what I want to do is watch TV, which I have watched plenty of already. ...

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California Part 3 (Dec 12 to 19)

California Part 3 (Dec 12 to 19)

December 12 Km’s Pedalled - 57 km’s (Strava shut off for about 6 km’s) Destination - just past Valley Ford (3.5 km’s) Some Notes - I slept better than expected last night.  And this morning during...

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California Part 2 (Dec 6 to 11)

California Part 2 (Dec 6 to 11)

December 6 Km’s Pedalled – 64 km’s Destination – Piercy Some Notes – According to the lady that took my money this morning for camping in Burlington Campground (Avenue of the Giants) California is...

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Bike Touring California Part 1 (Dec 1 to 5)

Bike Touring California Part 1 (Dec 1 to 5)

This is Part 1 of an 11 part blog series of bike touring through California.  My route brought down the Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles and then across and north to Death Valley.  Exiting Death...

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Oregon Part 4 & Summary (Nov 28 to Dec 1)

Oregon Part 4 & Summary (Nov 28 to Dec 1)

November 28 Km’s Pedalled - 82 km’s Destination - Wedderburn Some Notes – A chilly morning as usual but the sun continues to shine.  I bypassed Cape Blanco State Park which was also on my radar to...

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Oregon Part 3 (Nov 24 to 27)

Oregon Part 3 (Nov 24 to 27)

November 24 Km’s Pedalled - 123 km’s Destination - Same spot as last night - the highest mountain peek between Florence and Reedsport Some Notes – A noisy camping spot last night.  I am close to the...

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Oregon Part 2 (Nov 15 to 23)

Oregon Part 2 (Nov 15 to 23)

November 15 Km’s Pedalled - 63.5 km’s Destination - Willamina Some Notes - Based on yesterday‘s experience in the rain I thought today was going to be absolutely miserable.  When I woke up the rain...

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Oregon Part 1 (Nov 10 to 14)

Oregon Part 1 (Nov 10 to 14)

November 10 Km’s Pedalled - 28 km’s Destination - Just outside Fort Steven Some Notes – It rained through out the night.  The tent was a bit on a slope, so not the most comfortable sleep.  And it...

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Washington Part 3 & Summary (Nov 4 to 9)

Washington Part 3 & Summary (Nov 4 to 9)

November 4 to 7 Some Notes - I ended up spending 4 nights with my hosts in Raymond.  As mentioned in the last post the gentleman that pulled over and offered me a warm bed to sleep in Aberdeen was...

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Washington Part 2 (Oct 29 to Nov 4)

Washington Part 2 (Oct 29 to Nov 4)

October 30 Km’s Pedalled - 14 km’s Destination - Just outside Hoh Rain Forest Some Notes – It rained most of the whole night.  The sun actually came out today which is so unbelievable!  With sun out...

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Washington Part 1 (Oct 25 to Oct 29)

Washington Part 1 (Oct 25 to Oct 29)

October 25 Km’s Pedalled - 17 km’s Destination - Near the Fauntleroy ferry Some Notes – Wow, I am on a plane during a pandemic.  So many vacation and travel plans have been cancelled and here I am...

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Vancouver Island Part 3 (Oct 4 to 14)

Vancouver Island Part 3 (Oct 4 to 14)

October 4 to October 10 Summary From arriving at the Allen’s in Qualicum Beach on the 4th until the 9th I barely left the kitchen table.  I started working from the computer late morning but my...

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My US Plans

My US Plans

It seems to be crazy to be laying out my plans for the Unite States at this time.  For multiple reasons.  First I should probably already be in San Diego California by now.  Secondly I have to fly...

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Vancouver Island Part 2 (Sept 30 to Oct 4)

Vancouver Island Part 2 (Sept 30 to Oct 4)

September 30 Km’s Pedalled – 42.5 km’s Destination – Wya Point Surf Shop at the junction of Hwy 4 and Ucluelet and Pacific Rim National Park Some Notes – Another beautiful sunny day.  I hiked Cox...

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Vancouver Island Part 1 (Sept 24 to 29)

Vancouver Island Part 1 (Sept 24 to 29)

September 24 Km’s Pedalled - 34 km’s Destination - Qualicum Beach Some Notes – The weather is overcast with just a little bit of rain.  Today was only a short bike ride to my next hosts in Qualicum...

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Vancouver Part 3 (Sept 19 to 23)

Vancouver Part 3 (Sept 19 to 23)

September 19 Some Notes – I biked to Bike Doctor bike shop looking for Post Turkey Swiss 108 (on Instagram).  It turns out he is a bike mechanic and his name is Bailey.  Bailey wasn’t in today. I...

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Vancouver Part 2 (Sept 11 to 18)

Vancouver Part 2 (Sept 11 to 18)

September 11 Today was a very busy day.  John Leung who I was a guest on his YouTube show The Healthy Way Vibes stopped by the hostel to take me out to lunch.  We had a great time.  It was really...

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Vancouver – Part 1 (Sept 5 to 10)

Vancouver – Part 1 (Sept 5 to 10)

September 5 Km’s Pedalled - 90 km’s Destination - Vancouver Some Notes – Putting my riding clothes on this morning my clothes are saturated and heavy with sweat.  This is the seventh day without a...

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Alberta Completed – Aug 16 to 21 & Summary

Alberta Completed – Aug 16 to 21 & Summary

August 16 Km’s Pedalled - 47 km’s Destination - Jasper Some Notes – Another beautiful sunny day.  On the way to Jasper I visited, Sunwapta Falls, Athabasca Falls. Sunwapta Falls Athabaska Falls I am...

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Alberta Badlands – July 28 to Aug 1

Alberta Badlands – July 28 to Aug 1

July 28 Some Notes - Arriving in Empress Alberta yesterday.  Today is my first full day in Alberta.  Today I also get to celebrate 200 days on the road (not including time off for Christmas and...

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200 days on the road

200 days on the road

Almost nothing has gone as planned and I wouldn’t change a single thing On July 28th on my first full day in Alberta I was able to celebrate 200 days on the road.  This does not include some...

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My Plans For The Canadian Arctic

My Plans For The Canadian Arctic

This "feature photo" for this blog piece is a photo of the actual Arctic Ocean that I took in 2004 during a road trip to Alaska. So as I write this it is August 8, 2020 and I am currently in Calgary...

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Saskatchewan – July 17 to 28 and Summary

Saskatchewan – July 17 to 28 and Summary

July 17 Km’s Travelled - 100 km’s Destination – 4 km’s east of Kipling Some Notes – As usual beautiful day but with killer headwinds. I actually left the TransCanada Hwy in Moosomin to cut across...

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Manitoba – July 6 to July 16 & Summary

Manitoba – July 6 to July 16 & Summary

July 6 Km’s pedalled - 106 km’s Some Notes – I traded the hills for a headwind.  Today has been very windy, hot and sunny.  The headwind seems to have made the temperatures or at least the humid...

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Northern Ontario – June 5 to 10, 2020

Northern Ontario – June 5 to 10, 2020

June 5 Km’s pedalled - 53 km’s Destination - Harmony Beach Some Notes - Yesterday evening Ray Chin a fellow cycle tourist showed up at the hotel.  Notes on meeting him can be found at the last blog...

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Back on the road – May 19 to 26, 2020

Back on the road – May 19 to 26, 2020

Challenges So I am back on the road as of May 19.  Premier Doug Ford started lifting restrictions thanks to Covid-19 on May 19 and I took that as my cue to start moving again.  As with many people I...

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Ontario – March 18 to 23

Ontario – March 18 to 23

March 18 Pedal: 141 km's Destination: Brockville Weather: A sunny morning that turned overcast much of the afternoon; but temperatures were good. I am so glad to be moving on from Ottawa.  Ottawa...

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Covid-19 and moving forward

Covid-19 and moving forward

What can I say about this virus considering I have been trying to avoid the whole topic since all this started.  That being said a lot of people have reached out so I guess it is time to say...

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Ontario – March 12 to March 17, 2020

Ontario – March 12 to March 17, 2020

March 12 Pedal: 122 km's Destination: Ottawa Weather: Today was sunny coming into Ontario and bit on the cold side.  Temperatures warmed up and while there was a bit of a crosswind more often than...

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Quebec – February 27 to March 4, 2020

Quebec – February 27 to March 4, 2020

February 27 Today I have officially been on the road 100 days and have pedaled 4,086 km's.  Initially I was planning to take advantage of a walking tour of Old Quebec City this morning that is...

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Quebec – February 21 to 26, 2020

Quebec – February 21 to 26, 2020

February 21 Pedal: 63 km's (including the last 20 km's in NB) Destination: Temiscouata-sur-le-Lac, QU Weather:  The morning was sunny and cold.  I started the day with -20C and thankfully the sun...

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New Brunswick February 14 to 20 & Summary

New Brunswick February 14 to 20 & Summary

February 14 Pedal: 25.5 km's Destination: Fredericton Weather: I camped behind the Tim Hortons and the temperatures dropped to -18C.  I slept like crap though in the night but I didn't feel too...

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New Brunswick – I have arrived

New Brunswick – I have arrived

Intro to New Brunswick My route through New Brunswick is pretty straight forward.  I will travel from Saint John to Fredericton up to Edmundston and then into Quebec.  Because of where I am in the...

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Media Day – February 10, 2020

Media Day – February 10, 2020

Today was a pretty crazy day for media. At about 6:50am I was interviewed on CBC Radio Saint John New Brunswick with Rachel Cave in their studios.  And later in the afternoon I did a TV news...

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Nova Scotia – Feb 2 to 9, 2020 and Summary

Nova Scotia – Feb 2 to 9, 2020 and Summary

February 2 Spent the day inside at Mike & Monique's working on blogs and photos. February 3 Pedal:  93 km's Destination:  Liverpool Weather:  Today was sunny with cloudy periods, most of the day...

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What Happened To This Ride??

What Happened To This Ride??

What is going on with this ride? This ride has evolved into something I could never have imagined.  Slowly at first.  Give me a break I am pedaling 185 lbs of bike and gear. (LOL).  Anyways, like I...

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Nova Scotia – Stage 2

Nova Scotia – Stage 2

January 11 to January 20, 2019 January 11 Camped at the Irving Big Stop Truck Stop.  Worked on my laptop until 3 am last night.  I am taking the day to catch up on blogging due to rain in the...

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Nova Scotia – My Plans

Nova Scotia – My Plans

I had a plan for Nova Scotia but then it changed.  I was hoping to get to Halifax with enough time to get to Prince Edward Island for Christmas.  By the time my ferry arrived in Sydney Nova Scotia...

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Nova Scotia – December 3 to the 15, 2019

Nova Scotia – December 3 to the 15, 2019

December 3 Pedal: 42 km's. 8:30 am to 1 pm Destination: Englishtown, NS Weather: Started as light rain and then the rain got heavier.  Above freezing. Arrive in Sydney by ferry around 7:30am. ...

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Newfoundland – November 10 to 23, 2019

Newfoundland – November 10 to 23, 2019

The plan is to post two week summaries of my ride.  So this November 10 the day I arrived in Newfoundland to November 23.  The summaries are pretty short.  In many ways for my own personal memories....

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St John’s and West

St John’s and West

November 14, 2019 So today was the day.  Time to escape St John's.  I had pretty much seen what I had come to see and I knew I had to make a break for it.  But man was I worried.  The ride to cape...

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St John’s – what an amazing town!

St John’s – what an amazing town!

November 13, 2019 It was a warm day, almost 15 degrees with a light drizzly rain on and off. Today was all about checking out St John's. From what I had seen so far - an amazing town and a lot to...

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So it begins.  PEI to Sydney Nova Scotia ferry

So it begins. PEI to Sydney Nova Scotia ferry

November 10, 2019 Last night I dodged a bit of bullet.  The first time in the last six months of pulling this whole trip together did something go sideways.  My ferry crossing to Newfoundland for...

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