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Foggy Morning

Outside the Charlottetown City Hall It’s a foggy 63 degrees here in Charlottetown Sunday morning. Any day could be the last of such warm weather; according to my phone’s forecast – today is. They’ve had a warm summer, winter, too, like everywhere else. Chances are that’ll repeat this year, too. Later this morning a shuttle […]

PEI Postponed

Was it a rash decision to scrub this ride? Or was it a bad idea to squeeze this increasingly shrinking bike tour into this busy week? It’s been distracting, fielding the phone calls and emails from a NH attorney, my sister in Maine, and the Northwood Lake realtor. It’s just too complicated, I’ve decided, to […]

Historic Maplethorpe

While I’m cleaning up after my 40 mile ride, I hear laughter filtering up from the kitchen — that’s a good sign. It’s Friday night in Bedeque, PEI and the Historic Maplethorpe is a B&B, but more — there’s a crowd gathering for a homemade super. When I called to make the reservation, Diana was […]

Riding the Rails

The trail surface is the best I’ve ever ridden on — hours go by before I notice that I haven’t been watching the trail. Most trails require constant vigilance, but here there’s not a single hazard. I did almost ride off the trail at one point — an eagle and a raven were arguing right […]

Bedeque, PEI

The first day is always the hardest; that’s when anticipation meets reality. I’m excited as this most beautiful of fall days begins. I carry the panniers about a mile to meet Brett at Outer Limit Sports. The bike’s all ready and in minutes I’m pedaling to the outskirts of Charlottetown, looking for the Confederation Trail. […]

Two Days Late in Toronto

It took me an extra 2 days to get out of town, but I’m finally on my way — laying over in Toronto on the way to Charlottetown, PEI. I found it’s not easy leaving town in mid October; the realities of business and family complicated my departure on this fantasy bike ride and business […]

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 […]