For the summer of 2009 I rode 5500 km with my friend Ian Hincks from Waterloo, Ontario, to Victoria, BC. Not done yet, I then hopped on the Seattle to Portland ride (200 miles, one day), before rounding the remainder of my summer out on an organic farm near McMinnville. It was a life-changing summer.
In 2010 I rode 600 km in 35 hours from Toronto to Montreal. A tailwind along the flat St. Lawrence made this fairly easy, but that didn’t stop me from pushing myself too hard and tightening up my IT band but good. Some really nice folks (cyclists themselves) gave me a place to sleep on Perrot Island and I finished the ride into Montreal the next day with two functional legs.
In 2011 I rode 1900 km with my partner Karen from Victoria, BC, through inland Washington and then down the coast to San Francisco. I continued on solo to Yosemite where I played on some boulders (I knew I carried my climbing shoes for some reason!) and did some hikes. I finished the tour in Reno, NV (which happened to have the nearest Greyhound station.)
In 2012 I rode 1200 km solo from Victoria to Oregon (again!), this time featuring the west coast of Washington State and the Cascade Mountains in Oregon.
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In 2013 I did some shorter tours around the Pacific Northwest. One tour with Neil, Jess, and Karen around the San Juan and Lopez Islands. And one tour with Karen and Holland of the Sunshine Coast: Victoria to Vancouver up to Powell River, and back down Vancouver Island.
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Last updated March 2014