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It Goes, Boys: Friends (Days 19-23)

The Oregon Coast has been incredibly good to us thus far. It has blessed us with fantastic weather, great new friends and pedalling partners, and overall wicked good times. 2,607 more words

Adventure Report

North Coast 500 by bike - Day 3

I awoke about 5:30am and waited for daylight.  No breakfast with my bunkhouse bed so cereal bars a and water it was (again!).  However the sun was already shinning and even at this time of day it was short sleeved cycling top weather (this would be the only really good weather I got!).   409 more words


Two Cycle Routes in The Okanagan

For four days in June we’d made an escape to one of our favourite campgrounds on the far side of Skaha Lake, across from Penticton in the Okanagan. 822 more words


North Coast 500 by bike - Day 2

By 6:30am I was on the road again.  Quite a lot of the weight I was carrying on the bike was food in the form of cereal bars, flapjacks gels etc.   706 more words

North Coast 500

Provisions and Pedalling

I’ve been asked for a female perspective on our cycling adventure so here are some of my feelings and reflections after Week 1!

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money.

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Avoiding Potholes

North Coast 500 by bike - Day 1

I planned to ride the North Coast 500 with about 4 weeks notice and no training.  I had been training for sprint triathlons so my longest rides of the year were four or five Sunday rides with… 557 more words

North Coast 500

Big skies & sticky trails...

Day 2 – A ride around Kielder water.

Day two, and a snotty headachy start to the day… this doesn’t bode well!

With both of us feeling yesterdays climbing in our legs we opted for an easier day, a full fried breakfast, lots of coffee and faux faffing (faux faffing, means finding things to faff with thereby delaying the start of the ride as long as possible) meant a later start, we’d decided the previous night to ride around the reservoir again, this time in reverse and actually stopping to explore the art works. 946 more words