Friday, June 30, 2006

day 55

km 5926
sault ste. marie - massey
nice cool ride in the morning hours.
after a nice little nap i got chaised by a black rain cloud, but i got to massey dry.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

day 54

km 5710
sault ste. marie - day off
53,30 km
cruising around downtown and going for a little bike & hike tour.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

day 53

km 5657
agawa bay - sault ste. marie
not much rain, no mosquitos and a day off tomorrow!

day 52

km 5512
obatanga provincial park - agawa bay

Monday, June 26, 2006

day 51

km 5353
neys provincial park - obatanga provicial park
mosquitos, mosquitos, mosquitos

day 50

km 5176
north shore lake superior - neys provincial park
150km 1385hm

day 49

km 5026
silver islet - north shore of lake superior
eagle canyon and as they say canada's longest suspension footbridges .... so we rode them...

Friday, June 23, 2006

day 48

km 4885
thunder bay - silver islet (sleeping giant)
a nice half day of riding, half day relaxing.
(thanx to bill for great hospitality!)
bear nr. 8 watched us setting up the tents.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

day 47

km 4773
upsala - thunder bay
nice riding weather and kakabeka falls on the sighseeing side.

day 46

km 4593
dryden - upsala
224km 1280hm
after a fast sunny morning a even faster afternoon with some stormy tailwinds.

day 45

km 4369
west hawk lake - dryden (ontario)
230km 1092hm
a long but interresting day!
entering ontario
flat tire (rear) nr. 3
defect bearings of the trailer wheel about 15km outside of kenora, so back to town and have it fixed (great guys at olympic bike shop!)
seeing buffalos, deers, rainbows and lakes in any size & shape

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

day 44

km 4139
winnipeg - west hawk lake
what a great day for riding!
nice sunny day, scenic route, swimming in a 100m deep lake and invited to stay for free at a awesome lake cottage. thanx to colin "the half naked man"!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

day 43

km 3970
winnipeg day off
checking out french quater, china town, assiniboia park and the jazz festival downtown.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

day 42

km 3950
treherne - winnipeg
got a new chain for the bike and checking out winnipeg jazzfestival.

day 41

km 3798
reston - treherne
souris is supposed to have a very famous swinging bridge.... so we rode it ...

day 40

km 3597
weyburn - reston (manitoba)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

day 39

weyburn day off
waiting for the tailwinds and sending home 6kg of stuff i don't need.

day 38

km 3353
assiniboia - weyburn
171km 408hm
8,5 hours of headwinds thru neverending praries.

Monday, June 12, 2006

day 37

km 3168
shaunavon - assiniboia
a fast ride on a bright sunny day with not much winds.

day 36

km 2984
consul - shaunavon
my second flat tire, but it was allready in shaunavon so it was not that bad.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

day 35

km 2879
west block campground (cypress hills saskatchewan) - consul
km73 810hm
alot rain, muddy gravel roads and tricky trails, but nice people at the fort walsh and in consul made it another great experience.

day 34

km 2806
elkwater - west block campground (cypress hills saskatchewan)
50km 367hm
after a scenic road some deep gravel roads and then it got kind of nasty.
haevy rain and mud mud mud....
but a hooray to the people of the wr scouts for awesome hospitality!

day 33

km 2756
medicine hat - elkwater
70,54km 759hm
rough deep gravel roads with lots of rain.
so after that a nice hot shower in the elkwater lake lodge and some pasta.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

day 32

km 2685
brooks - medicine hat
6 hours of fighting against massive headwinds on a straight, flat highway.

day 31

km 2575
calgary - brooks
203,15 km 433hm
first flat tire on the way out of calgary (i guess 2400km isn't to bad).
not the expected tailwinds but a nice sunny day with little crosswinds.

Monday, June 05, 2006

day 30

km 2372
dead men's flats - calgary
102km 441hm
the early start, some tailwinds and 3 hours later i'm in calgary.
time for lunch and some afternoon sightseeing.

day 29

km 2270
lake louise - dead men's flats
118km 877hm
i saw my first grizzly today right out of lake louise.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

dat 28

km 2152
mc leod meadows - lake lousie (via lake moraine)
145km 1585hm
what a day!?
i left british columbia at km 2074. we will see what alberta is like the next couple days.
so far some great views (mountains and lakes), but just allready to many tourists.

day 27

km 2007
fairmont hotsprings - mc leod medows kootenay national park)
72,5km 858hm
a short riding day, as this is the only open campground in the park at this time of the year.

Friday, June 02, 2006

day 26

km 1935
carnbrook - fairmont hot springs
124.5km 751hm
what's better after a day of riding then relaxing in a hot spring pool with a great view of the rockies!?