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#28: the fish and chips of human kindness


13/9/2017

A rigmarole-ridden day, topped off with Rick and Morty & a fish and chip supper in a private games and sauna room. The rigmarole: Kristian left his wallet with our passports in the Dancing Moose Diner, and didn’t realise until 10 miles down the road. A full kit inspection confirmed it was left behind and […]



#27: release the hounds


7/9/2017

“Go go go go go go go!” Never a good thing to hear while you’re riding, less so when you recently passed a sign saying “YES, this dog bites!“. My brain immediately made the connection between Alex’s warning and the sign, but my eyes wanted to see for themselves. So I turned around to see […]



#26: highlights


3/9/2017

We get asked questions on the theme of “what’s been the best bit?” quite often. Screening 79 days for standout moments on demand creates a lot of pressure, and usually draws a mental blank followed by a lacklustre “it’s all been amazing!”. I thought about it in my tent one night, and all the best […]



#25: maritime time


2/9/2017

The St Lawrence river bisects the north and south parts of Quebec, and the Laurentide Mountains were a wavy blue silhouette, comfortably on the other side to where we were riding. But the horizon on our side began to bulge ominously as we approached the Appalachians. At first occasional glimpses of foothills, then slow climbs […]



#24: Epicurus


28/8/2017

“I’ll just grab some hummus”, said Alex as he walked into the store. “The rich man’s peanut butter and jam”, Kristian and I decided wittily. A self-proclaimed Epicurean, Alex’s tastes become apparent as he enjoys fruits de mer with olives and cheese for dinner, while we eat plain boiled rice and fried eggs. Our dinner […]



#23: roadside Jesus


26/8/2017

“Find Jesus, then take the second right”. These were the barmaid’s directions to a free beach-side camp spot. When so much of the route is long stretches on turn-free roads, directions become a lot more succinct. The evening was soggy, with a downpour outside where our bikes and currently unfound campsite were, but not inside […]