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Avery's Ride for PKU blog

I will be blogging about my preparation and planning leading up to the ride and will try to Blog as much as possible as I pedal across the country.

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  • Jul15Tue

    Wawa, Pancake Bay and Blind River

    July 15, 2014
    After a great stay in Marathon we left on a foggy day and headed for Wawa, which was scheduled to be the longest day of the trip.  The riding all through the north has been hilly and really great.  This day was not as great for scenery due to the fog but it was nice.  Half way through the ride the sun came out only to disappear...
  • Jul11Fri


    July 11, 2014
    We arrived in Marathon yesterday on a colder but really nice day.  It was a shorter but hilly ride with some great views of Lake Superior along the way.  The stretch from Thunder Bay to here has been really spectacular.  We are staying with the Koevoet's while here.  The Koevoet's are my friend Dave's parents.  Dave and...
  • Jul9Wed

    Nipigon and Terrace Bay

    July 9, 2014
    Its July 9 and we remain on schedule and arrived in Terrace Bay today.  We were in Nipigon yesterday after a chilly but nice ride from Thunder Bay.  We found a nice camping spot that was cheap, right on the water.  After a coffee at Tim Horton's we headed down and set up our tents.  It was cold and windy which made setting up...
  • Jul7Mon

    Thunder Bay ON

    July 7, 2014
    Well we have arrived in Thunder Bay ON.  Have not been blogging for the last few days due to the lack of wifi in the remote parts of Northern Ontario.  We left Dryden after a nice visit with Adam and is family (was great to see Adam again after more than a few years).  The ride from Dryden to Ignace was nice.  There was a...
  • The day after we stayed at the hotel in Winnipeg we were staying with Brian and Barb Ardern.  Brian and Barb were great hosts and it was a relaxing rest day.  The weather was not great so we did not venture out to any Canada Day celebrations.  The sun did make an appearance after dinner and I was feeling optimistic about riding...
  • Jun30Mon

    Brandon to Winnipeg

    June 30, 2014
    Well we ended up staying an extra day in Brandon after the wind and rain caused the city to declare a state of emergency.  Thanks to Peter and Kathy for your willingness to let us hang around for a whole extra day.  I was able to attend church with Peter and Kathy so that was nice.  We had a bit of a lazy Sunday which was nice but...
  • Jun28Sat

    Manitoba Rain

    June 28, 2014
    We woke up today to Fog, and lots of it.  I was a little nervous starting out on the road in that much fog but with my flashing light Svend assured me I was visible.  We made it to the Manitoba border after about 20 km. Its hard to believe I've biked from Victoria BC to Manitoba.  That said we are still not even half way.  We...
  • Jun27Fri

    Grenfell and Moosomin

    June 27, 2014
    We arrived in Grenfell last night after a 130km ride.  I called our host Bernadette who was still at work but she told me just to go over and let ourselves in and make ourselves at home.  I could tell I was going to like this place after that conversation.  This reminded me a lot of Thornbury where I grew up.  Svend and I...
  • Jun27Fri


    June 27, 2014
    I wanted to do a short blog about our BBQ in Regina.  The ride to Regina was tremendously hard but it was all worth in when we arrived there.  We arrived at Lyle and Linda Stewart's home at about 2:30 I think?  I had no idea what to expect from the BBQ but I had heard there would be a few people there so that was good.  The...
  • Jun27Fri

    North Battleford

    June 27, 2014
    I was just reminded that I have not blogged anything on our stay in North Battleford.  Sometimes the facebook posts get mixed up in my head with the blogs so forgive me if I miss things.  While in North Battleford we stayed for free at the Super 8 Hotel so thanks to them for donating the room.  We also had a chance to have a great...