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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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    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 I went to school together at Tyndale and its been a pleasure to stay with his folks for a few days.  Dave's father, Con, set up a little meet and greet at the mall today and we were able to pass on some info about PKU to many of the people who were out shopping etc.  Thanks Con for setting that up for us. Its been a very relaxing and much needed rest day after 9 straight days of biking.  We were spoiled tonight with a great roast dinner which I likely ate to much of but justified it by remembering how much biking I have ahead of me tomorrow.  Tomorrow we will likely make it all the way to Wawa which is about 185 km.  Marathon is a very nice little town that reminds me quite a bit of Thornbury being right on the water etc.  When we arrived we had a nice tour of the town and we were also treated to coffee and lemon pie at the Koevoet's favourite little coffee shop.  I cant thank them enough for their hospitality and allowing us to invade their home for a few days.  As I said tomorrow we head to Wawa which will be the longest ride of the trip so far.  Hoping for some nice weather as we continue on.  I've started counting days until I will see Sarah and the kids which I'm guessing will only make them seem longer but by this time next week I should be in Port Elgin hanging out with them.  I cant wait.        


    On Friday, July 11, 2014, Con Koevoet said:

    Thank Kevin and Sven for your kind words. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We wish you safe travels on the remainder of the trip and a great visit with your faimaly in southern ontario. May The Lord bless you and your family abundantly.


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