Stats & Fun Facts

Current City:

Leon, MEX

Headed to:

Guanajuato, MEX

Days on the road

Nights in a tent

Km’s cycled

Canadain Hosts

International Hosts

Biggest surprise

– How much I enjoy bike touring during the winter

– How physically demanding Ontario was

Biggest Climbs

– Heading to Cape Spear NL nearly killed me

– Northern Ontario is pretty physically demanding

– the Pacific Coast

– 3 big passes in Death Valley

Wanted to spend more time in

– Newfoundland & LA

Most Scenic Highways

– Banff to Jasper AB

– Oregon Coast

– Death Valley

Most Memorable Experiences

– Marritime hospitality

– particualr hosts too numerous to mention

Missed the most

– to be able to listen to podcasts regularly

Regrets

– missed Hopewell Rocks in NB (Bay of Fundy)

– There wasn’t really away around it because it was winter.  But bypassing Yosemite NP

Biggest disappointment

– the second wave of Covid-19 in the US

Boring Sections

– so far none (for any distance)

Coolest towns

– St John’s NL, Quebec City & Montreal QU

Most amazing Areas

– Peggy’s Cove & Cape Forchu in NS

– Hoh Rainforest, Washington

– Oregon Coast

– Death Valley

Most dangerous Times/Moments

– so far pretty safe

Break down / mechanical

– faulty studded tires failed also causing at least 6 flats

– Switched rear shifter with a thumb shifter due to moisture/freezing

– BOB trailer hub has failed twice

– MSR Access 4 season tent shock cords failed

– bike rear hub failed on the way to Ft Frances

– MSR Elixir tent has been a big disappointment

Stopped by the police

– 4 times I had run ins with stealth camping in the US

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