Monthly Archive: May 2011

May 31 2011

Bike to Work Month…

Not yet June, so very close though. And the weather has turned at last with a blast of heat and sunshine. Wonderful! Monday (May 30th) was bike to work day and from what I’ve read there were a lot of people out riding, getting their free pancake breakfast. I remember back in the late 80’s …

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May 29 2011

A Bike Race that Also Became a Bus-fest

Today was the Duke’s Epic 8 Hour bike race, held at Mansfield Outdoor Centre. Andrea was invited to join a 4 person mixed team and actually decided to do it! So we packed up Babe on Friday and drove up be able to get there, enjoy being there, and not have to get up too …

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May 26 2011

Memories of the Giro d’Italia

Now that I have a few days at home without the need to travel I’ve been following the Giro a little. Andrea mentioned that Friday’s stage will go over the Mottarone, which brought back a flood of memories for both of us. We went to watch the Giro and ride some of the route through …

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May 24 2011

Coverage of the Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau

All of the articles I wrote and photos I submitted for this event have now been published so I thought I’d just put up links here in case people are interested. These represent a day of travel and two days of work. In Velonews: 2011 Chrono Gatineau: a Peter Kraiker gallery Georgia Bronzini wins 2011 …

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May 24 2011

Good Things Come in Threes

In this case, it’s three Springs… I’ve had the pleasure of watching spring arrive at home and across Ontario these past few days which makes it my third spring this year. When Andrea and I were in North Carolina, the dogwoods were flowering and the trees were just opening their leaves to a mix of …

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May 20 2011

Trip 3: Bourget, Gatineau and Mississippi Mills

I left Toronto on a very wet Wednesday morning, keeping my fingers crossed that the new hydraulic configuration for the clutch was going to behave as it should. For the first part of the drive it was just a mess and the wipers were going full time. By the time I got to 115 and …

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May 17 2011

Art = Love

Kayla and I went up to visit Oma yesterday and thought we would go to the Explorers Cafe for lunch. Unfortunately it was closed… I couldn’t resist taking a couple of photos of the van in the parking lot though and thought I’d post there here. The van clearly isn’t going anywhere any time soon. …

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May 16 2011

Woodnewton – wet, wild and CAA

The second Ontario Cup MTB race was held at Woodnewton yesterday, a little piece of land south of Brooklyn, ON that was first used for MTB racing last year. It had been raining for a couple of days so there were lots of huge puddles (ponds) and the course was very slick. It made for …

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May 13 2011

Day 9, Across the Canadian Border

<Note: had a problem this week and as a result this entry vanished. It may get restored, in which case this will be a duplicate. Fortunately, I still had a browser open with the entry so I copied the text to a file.>Amazing how time flies… I had meant to write something each day, …

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May 03 2011

Day one to Fayetteville

441 miles, a mixed bag of weather, and watching the odometer roll over to 100,000 miles… not a bad start. I’m parked in a rest stop in Piqua, Ohio which is just north of Dayton. The day has been a mix of rain, sun, clouds and more rain… at the moment it’s rains steadily and …

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