Category Archives: Cycling & Cycle Touring

Family Cycling Journey to Brittany, France (Video)

In September 2016 we set off on a three week cycling trip in France with our 18 months old toddler and his balance bike. We explored Brittany from the capital Rennes along canals and greenways to Roscoff and then along … Continue reading

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Seattle: Post Election Weekend of Urban Cycling Exploration

It was a stressful week with the US elections taking over everything and everywhere. For some reason, not in my worst nightmares, did I ever think Donald Trump would become the next president. I followed the elections a little bit (because … Continue reading

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France: Cycling in the Place Where You Can’t Go Wrong

On Airport Ordeals, Bike Boxes, and a Toddler in Tow We heard from several people that “you can’t go wrong” when going to France. However it seemed that in the beginning everything was going wrong. We arrived early in the … Continue reading

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Pacific Spirit Ride: Balance Bike in the Forest (Video)

Back in August we took Neil for a ride in Pacific Spirit Park. He is getting quite good on his balance bike, but it was his first ride in the forest and he had a great time. I created a … Continue reading

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BC Day ‘Short’ Weekend (Mis)adventures

Our car is a weekend warrior, pretty much like us these days. We don’t use it at all during the week since we get around by bike or by walking, but on weekends, especially in summer, we put it to good use … Continue reading

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Agassiz Farms Cycle Tour: How We Ended Up in Paradise

On Saturday last weekend we joined the Agassiz Farm Cycle Tour, a self guided tour, in which many farms are open to visitors and offer delicious food. The combination of cycling and food can rarely fail, so I knew we were up for … Continue reading

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Allison Lake: A Short Return of Winter

We were heading towards Merritt. The rain was pounding on our car and it seemed like the wind was picking up. But we had hope. After all, many times when we’d driven east the weather was bad leaving Vancouver, but … Continue reading

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Taking My Ride With Destiny: Cycling Korea & Japan (Video)

When our son Neil was seven months old we went on a cycling trip to South Korea – from Seoul to Busan and then around Jeju Island and Japan – across Kyushu and island hopping south to Okinawa. Although we had both done many … Continue reading

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Pender, Saturna & Mayne: The Magic of the Gulf Islands

Not all trips are off to a good start. This was one of them. For years we have wanted to make it to Saturna island, but the ferry schedule makes it difficult to fit it into a regular weekend, and … Continue reading

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Edison-La Conner Loop: Small Town America

We drove into Edison, Washington, population 133. As we drove in to town, a blink of an eye later we were already outside “town” and had to make a quick u-turn before parking at the Elementary School. Maya went to … Continue reading

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