Thursday, August 31, 2006

day 117

km 13355
lunenburg - annapolis royal
first signs of the colourful season here in nova scotia.
and some more of that westwind i was waiting for since i was riding thru the prairies (just with the little disadvantage that i'm trying to go west now!?)
so you better watch what you wish for!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

day 116

km 13215
halifax - lunenburg
on the road again....
well at first along the coast, but after that 90km on trails.

day 115

km 13040
halifax - day off
todays focus is the puzzle!

Monday, August 28, 2006

day 114

km 13040
halifax - day off
checking out halifax
(if you work on something dangerous: safty first!)

day 113

km 13013
halifax - day off
checking out halifax and dartmouth

Saturday, August 26, 2006

day 112

km 12967
sheet harbour - halifax
nice riding day after a cool morning (5 degrees)

Friday, August 25, 2006

day 111

km 12823
guysborough - sheet harbour
back on trails and gravelroads again....

Thursday, August 24, 2006

day 110

km 12543
l'archeveque - guysborough
alot headwinds again so i might take a different route tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

day 109

km 12513
glace bay - l'archeveque
nice ride along the coast. doing some timetravelling and checking out the fort louisburg.

day 108

km 12337
north sydney - glace bay
74km 425hm
nice half day riding after 14 hours on the ferry.

Monday, August 21, 2006

day 107

km 12263
platentia - argentia (ferry to north sydney)
basicly a day off

day 106

km 12248
north harbour - platentia
118km 1468hm
newfie-weather is funny!
all morning headwinds at 40 - 50 km/h from south/west (but i was looking forward to the afternoon ride going north/east). at noon the wind stopped and rain started!?

Saturday, August 19, 2006

day 105

km 12131
trespassey - north harbour
some more of the province famous headwinds...

day 104

km 12006
bay bulls - trepassey
130km 1318hm
on the irish loop along the coast. lots of up's and down's, but i can it easy as the ferry from argentia to north sydney leaves in 3 days.

day 103

km 11876
st.john's - bay bulls
60km 808hm
bike & hike cape spear
the most eastern point of north america!
i can't bike any further east (and i don't think a pedalboat would be a really good idea), it's to cold in the north, so i guess i continue biking south... so south it is...

day 102

km 11815
st.john's - day off
20km 171hm
checking out downtown

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

day 101

km 11795
st.john's - day off
19km 273hm
day of maintenance and sightseeing
bike & hike signal hill

day 100

km 11776
clarenville - st.john's
201km 1869hm
a long day on the road with lots of headwinds, but on the last couple hours of the day it get's more and more scenic with even some tailwinds at the end! (a flat tire 15km before st.john's and a broken spoke made me feel better about carring so many spare parts with me) ;-)

day 99

km 11575
gander - clarenville
163km 1473hm
... and some more rolling hills and headwinds, but at least no rain today!

day 98

km 11412
bagder - gander
142km 848hm
so far the center of newfoundland is rolling hills, headwinds and rainshowers to me.
we will see if that picture changes the next days.

Friday, August 11, 2006

day 97

km 11270
deer lake - badger

day 96

km 11088
rocky harbour - deer lake
140km 1245hm
bike & boat tour western brook pond gros morne national park

day 95

km 10948
rocky harbour - bike & hike to the tablelands
gros morne national park
45km 740hm

day 94

km 10913
georges lake - rocky harbour
83km 1449hm
heavy rain all day, so i took the bus to rocky harbour (that way i dont have to ride the same way twice)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

day 93

km 10820
port aux basques - gorges lake
first on the rough trail along the shoreline, then with some nice tailwinds on the highway.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

day 92

km 10613
english town - north sydney
half day riding and ferry to new foundland

day 91

km 10573
mackenzie mountain - english town
scenic ride on the cabot trail and great pancake breakfast & blueberry cake with the murray's!

Friday, August 04, 2006

day 90

km 10422
creignish - mackenzie mountain
alot people warned me about the the cabot trail, but in the same sentense they say how breathtaking nice it is. so i just put in a small gear and see how steep this hills are....

day 89

km 10256
lower barney's river - creignish
nice cool riding day along the coastal route on rolling hills.
3 broken spokes (the cheep "new" rear wheel needs maybe a different driving style!?)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

day 88

km 10096
little harbour - lower barney's river
early morning rain shower, haevy mosquito attack, heat, impressive headwinds...
but some people on this world have real problems, so i try to smile and keep peddling.... still million things to see and 2 more provinces to bike on my route.

day 87

km 9926
hayel grove - little harbour
after a couple km of trail i switched to the scenic coastal route thru some little fishing villages and passing some lighthouses.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

day 86

km 9760
hopewell cape - hayel grove (p.e.i)
181km 824hm
nice ride to shediac and then along the coast to the cofederation-bridge.
bikes are not allowed on the bridge, so i had to take the free shuttle service over to prince edward island (p.e.i.). back on the bike and back on a scenic trail again.