Europe 2012

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Villecroze & Salernes, France

A Road to Villecroze

We know the day’s going to be challenging. When the weather doesn’t cooperate it’s just another thing to factor into what is, by its nature, an unpredictable way to see the world. It’s a long day on the road to Villecroze – one of the longest so far in France – but it’s well within […]

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The Stare, the Lost Boys and the Bridge in the Sky

The crisp Loire Valley morning brings with it a morning light that’s very low in the sky. In fact it already feels like evening. We pack our bikes and say our farewells to Ken who’s been our wonderful paint-covered host at Les Frippières. As we’re about to leave, a mail truck pulls up and, with […]

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Finding Magic in the Loire Valley

The sky is far from blue. Instead it’s a beautiful combination of grays and wispy fog banks that stretch over the seemingly endless fields that flank our journey. With Le Mans behind us we’re now very much in the middle of the country and plan to stay here for this days riding. The roads we […]

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Le Mans, Day 5

Roman Walls and Sheets of Asphalt

Arriving in the rain with torrents of water running off of our suits has become our signature move. Our arrival at Relais des Caillères in Saint-Pavace not only converts Pierres kitchen into a muddy swimming-pool, it also heralds the end of the rain. Nita and I look at one another with a look that says […]

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Chichester to Rye, United Kingdom

Castles, Dungeons and an Underwater Train

There are a few new things for us to get used to on the bikes. For instance, driving on the left side of the road, totally new signage and roundabouts. Yes, the dreaded roundabout has been in our heads since we arrived in the UK. In Canada, especially in the west, the roundabout is a […]

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London, Days 1 & 2

Across the Ocean and Into the Past

It’s one of those surprises that I really want to keep secret but sometimes, I just can’t. I’m too excited to keep it to myself! It takes less than ten minutes to tell Michael, less than fifteen to tell Nuri and, in under an hour I’ve told Nita. The surprise is two first-class tickets to […]

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