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Off to PEI [UPDATED]

There’s a change in the weather on Prince Edward Island, for the better. It’s been cold and wet, now the 10-day forecast shows milder conditions. It’s still hard to pack for this outing; knowing that it can turn cold and wet means I must have a plan for that, even if the forecast calls for […]

Announcing the Cold and Wet Tour

The kids return to school, but I’m still itchin’ to stay riding, so this weekend I pulled the trigger on a week-long tour of Prince Edward Island in Eastern Canada. It’s Canada’s smallest province, but big into cycling. Their Confederation Trail travels the length of the island — off-road and flat. I have a business […]

John Luton, Cycle Vancouver Island

I first learned of John through his bike rack guide, Bicycles at Rest, but I couldn’t remember how I got a copy, after all it was printed in Victoria, British Columbia. It took some while before I realized the connection to my bikeNewportBeach riding buddy, Matt O’Toole, who has spent many an idle moment sailing […]

Packing for Halifax

How would you pack for this weather? It is early-season, but that’s a lot of rain in the forecast, plus cool temperatures. Maybe all this rain will be followed by warmer, drier weather next week; meanwhile, I’ve ordered a poncho. “It’s good cycling weather,” according to Joanne Byrne at Pedal and Sea Adventures where I’ll […]

Nova Scotia Coastal Tour

The first whiff of Spring and I’m itching to get out on the bike for a week-long tour. For so long I’ve wondered, what kind of cyclist am I? As of today, I’m a touring cyclist. It comes from my interest in ultra-light backpacking. I’m not drilling holes in my toothbrush, but I do count […]