Stats & Fun Facts

Current City:

Scotland Halfmoon, Belize (HOME)

Headed to:

No Where Soon

Days on the road

Nights in a tent

Km’s cycled

Canadain Hosts

International Hosts

Biggest surprises

– How much I enjoy bike touring during the winter

– How physically demanding Ontario was

– That Mexico would create so many lifetime memories

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

– losing a bunch of my gear to a grass fire in AZ

– biking the Baja California in summer was the hardest section of my bike ride

Missed the most

– to be able to listen to podcasts regularly

– Tim Horton’s coffee


– missed Hopewell Rocks in NB (Bay of Fundy)

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

– bypassing Joshua Tree because of the summer heat

Biggest disappointments

– the 2nd & 3rd wave of Covid-19 in the US

– missing Alkatraz due to Covid

Boring Sections

– so far none (for any distance)

Coolest cities & towns

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

– San Francisco in the US

– the whole state of Utah is amazing

– Guanajuato City in Mexico

Most amazing Areas

– Peggy’s Cove & Cape Forchu in NS

– Hoh Rainforest, Washington

– Oregon Coast

– Death Valley, California

– all of Utah

– The Grand Canyon, Arizona

– Copper Canyon, Mexico

Most dangerous Times/Moments

– so far pretty safe

– biking the Baja California in summer (115F/46C)

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

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

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