Canada Crossing

The ride started on Sunday, June 12, 2005 on Long Beach, near Tofino, BC.

The cross Canada ride is complete, Saturday, September 10, 2005 in Cape Spear Newfoundland, just outside St. John's
Way to go Zack and Zak. (You can also send them a message on the msn site).
Distance covered so far 8431.3 KMS
Average Ride Length 129.71230769231 KMS
Longest Ride 246.02 KMS
Average Speed 24.1625 KMH.

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10/10/2005 10:26 AM
Saskatchewan recap.
Only one unseen picture from Saskatchewan - a landscape! Looking south towards Grasslands National Park. I think I took the picture because I thought that the bluffs which you can barely see in the distance were part of the National Park.

Check those clouds, though. The prairie sky is incredible.

As for biking through Saskatchewan - look no further than the Red Coat Trail(13 I think).
Just stay off the Trans Canada, and take the time to enjoy the landscape you're crossing.


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Rides

  1. Sunday, Jun 12, 2005 Long Beach, Vancouver Island, BC. to port alberni, bc calm to south - 121 kms - Rain to sun
  2. Monday, Jun 13, 2005 port alberni, bc to vancouver, bc Cathedral Grove - 98 kms - rain to sun
  3. Tuesday, Jun 14, 2005 - Rest Day
  4. Wednesday, Jun 15, 2005 vancouver, bc to kilby PP, bc - 113.84 kms - sunny, some cloud
  5. Thursday, Jun 16, 2005 kilby PP, bc to coquihalla rest area Coquihalla Summit - 1244m - 111.27 kms - sunny, some cloud
  6. Friday, Jun 17, 2005 coquihalla rest area to highway 97c - 108.6 kms - RAIN, COLD
  7. Saturday, Jun 18, 2005 highway 97c to kelowna, bc Pennask Summit - 1744m - 95.2 kms - RAIN, COLD
  8. Sunday, Jun 19, 2005 - Rest Day
  9. Monday, Jun 20, 2005 kelowna, bc to Highway 6 Cafe - 110.78 kms - Sunny, 30ish
  10. Tuesday, Jun 21, 2005 Highway 6 Cafe to Nakusp Monashee Pass - 1241m - 137.21 kms - Sunny, 30ish, T-storm in evening
  11. Wednesday, Jun 22, 2005 - Rest Day
  12. Thursday, Jun 23, 2005 Nakusp to sick day Food Poisoning - kms -
  13. Friday, Jun 24, 2005 sick day to Blanket Creek PP Slow - 77.77 kms - Cloudy, some rain
  14. Saturday, Jun 25, 2005 Blanket Creek PP to Glacier NP - 96.7 kms - Early rain, clearing later
  15. Sunday, Jun 26, 2005 Glacier NP to Yoho NP Rogers Pass - 1330m - 126.06 kms - Warm, clear
  16. Monday, Jun 27, 2005 Yoho NP to Banff Campground Kicking Horse Pass -1627m - 125.37 kms - Cloudy, some rain, strong headwind
  17. Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 Banff Campground to Nick's House! Oops! Took 4 rest days here. - 132 kms - Incessant driving rain.
  18. Sunday, Jul 3, 2005 Nick's House! to Drumheller, AB - 162 kms - Sunny
  19. Monday, Jul 4, 2005 Drumheller, AB to Near Youngstown, AB Mosquitoes - 152.33 kms - Sunny, hot
  20. Tuesday, Jul 5, 2005 Near Youngstown, AB to Near Suffield, AB Malarial swarms. - 140 kms - Sunny, hot
  21. Wednesday, Jul 6, 2005 Near Suffield, AB to Elkwater, AB - 115.21 kms - Sunny. Strong headwind going south.
  22. Thursday, Jul 7, 2005 - Rest Day
  23. Friday, Jul 8, 2005 Elkwater, AB to Eastend, SK 160km with NO TOWNS - 163.76 kms - Sunny, some tailwind
  24. Saturday, Jul 9, 2005 Eastend, SK to Kincaid, SK Camped in a schoolyard - 158.06 kms - Good tailwind all day.
  25. Sunday, Jul 10, 2005 Kincaid, SK to Thomson Lake - 41 kms -
  26. Monday, Jul 11, 2005 Thomson Lake to Pangman, SK Camped in a schoolyard - 161.24 kms - Tailwind disappearing.
  27. Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 Pangman, SK to Carlyle, SK - 182.65 kms - Winds in South, VERY hot
  28. Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 - Rest Day
  29. Thursday, Jul 14, 2005 Carlyle, SK to Wawanesa, MB Mosquitos - 205.63 kms - Sunny, good tailwind all day
  30. Friday, Jul 15, 2005 Wawanesa, MB to Winnepeg Ivey Hostel Arrived WInnepeg 7pm - 210.58 kms - Good tailwind.
  31. Saturday, Jul 16, 2005 - Rest Day
  32. Sunday, Jul 17, 2005 - Rest Day
  33. Monday, Jul 18, 2005 Winnepeg Ivey Hostel to Falcon Lake, MB Didn't start til 12 - 151.75 kms - Strong tailwind, cloudy, cool
  34. Tuesday, Jul 19, 2005 Falcon Lake, MB to Highwind Lake, ON Another late start - 11ish - 109.73 kms - Headwinds all day
  35. Wednesday, Jul 20, 2005 Highwind Lake, ON to Emo, ON Another late start! 11ish. - 144.34 kms - Crosswinds, sunny, hot
  36. Thursday, Jul 21, 2005 Emo, ON to Middle of Nowhere Early start, but slacked in Fort Frances. Camped 50km out of Atikokan. - 140.8 kms - Hot
  37. Friday, Jul 22, 2005 Middle of Nowhere to Shabaqua Corner 7+ hours of riding! (Stopped 60km short of TB) - 196.99 kms - Hot
  38. Saturday, Jul 23, 2005 Shabaqua Corner to Lakehead U Taking the rest of the day off. - 66.12 kms - Headwind!
  39. Sunday, Jul 24, 2005 Lakehead U to A little past Nipigon, On Bad traffic and roads up until Nipigon. - 147.45 kms - REALLY hot.
  40. Monday, Jul 25, 2005 A little past Nipigon, On to Marathon, ON HILLY! - 155.97 kms - Really hot again.
  41. Tuesday, Jul 26, 2005 Marathon, ON to White Lake PP, ON Short day! Resting in the park. - 61.7 kms - Good weather.
  42. Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005 - Rest Day
  43. Thursday, Jul 28, 2005 White Lake PP, ON to Lake Superior PP, ON Camped for free at a canoe entry point. - 150.56 kms - Cool in the morning, headwind in the evening.
  44. Friday, Jul 29, 2005 Lake Superior PP, ON to Batchawana Bay PP, ON Some VERY hilly parts, fantastic scenery. - 146.8 kms - Cold morning, otherwise beautiful.
  45. Saturday, Jul 30, 2005 Batchawana Bay PP, ON to Bruce Mines Rest Area, ON Breakfast took 1hr to arrive, slowed us down a lot. - 134.2 kms - Cold morning, afternoon headwind and rain.
  46. Sunday, Jul 31, 2005 Bruce Mines Rest Area, ON to Chutes PP, ON Rode w/ Maude and Val all day! - 149.19 kms - Serious rain in the morning, cloud, rain in afternoon.
  47. Monday, Aug 1, 2005 - Rest Day
  48. Tuesday, Aug 2, 2005 Chutes PP, ON to Veuve River Rest Area Ugly, lots of traffic through to Sudbury, improves east of Sudbury - 152.51 kms - Extremely Hot
  49. Wednesday, Aug 3, 2005 Veuve River Rest Area to A Very Nice Rest Area Took a break in North Bay with Zak's Mom - 125.69 kms - Extremely Hot and Muggy
  50. Thursday, Aug 4, 2005 A Very Nice Rest Area to A Crappy Rest Area One of the hilliest roads yet encountered! - 162.22 kms - Extremely Hot and Very Muggy
  51. Friday, Aug 5, 2005 A Crappy Rest Area to Laurie's Place in Nepean, ON Bad traffic and shoulders until we hit the back roads. - 164.78 kms - Sunny, nice, very strong tailwind
  52. Saturday, Aug 6, 2005 - Rest Day
  53. Sunday, Aug 7, 2005 - Rest Day
  54. Monday, Aug 8, 2005 - Rest Day
  55. Tuesday, Aug 9, 2005 Laurie's Place in Nepean, ON to Joe's Place in Hemmingford, QC I CAN'T BELIEVE i rode that far in one day. - 246.02 kms - Hot and Muggy!
  56. Wednesday, Aug 10, 2005 - Rest Day
  57. Thursday, Aug 11, 2005 - Rest Day
  58. Friday, Aug 12, 2005 - Rest Day
  59. Saturday, Aug 13, 2005 - Rest Day
  60. Sunday, Aug 14, 2005 - Rest Day
  61. Monday, Aug 15, 2005 - Rest Day
  62. Tuesday, Aug 16, 2005 - Rest Day
  63. Wednesday, Aug 17, 2005 Joe's Place in Hemmingford, QC to St. Roch du Richelieu, QC Camped in a guy�s backyard, he gave us wine! - 133.72 kms - Northwest headwind all day.
  64. Thursday, Aug 18, 2005 St. Roch du Richelieu, QC to Bergeron Farm, St. Paulin, QC 10km pleasure ride to a microbrewery with Bruno - 81.92 kms - Northeast headwind all day!
  65. Friday, Aug 19, 2005 Bergeron Farm, St. Paulin, QC to Mike�s in Champlain, QC Camped right on the riverside. - 90.07 kms - Northeast headwind all day!
  66. Saturday, Aug 20, 2005 Mike�s in Champlain, QC to Amelie�s in Ste. Foy, QC Thanks Amelie, Emilie, and Yoline! - 102.22 kms - Northeast headwind and pouring rain all day!
  67. Sunday, Aug 21, 2005 - Rest Day
  68. Monday, Aug 22, 2005 Amelie�s in Ste. Foy, QC to Campground in Baie-St-Paul, QC HOLY CRAP HILLS - 113.83 kms - Tailwind, periods of hard rain.
  69. Tuesday, Aug 23, 2005 Campground in Baie-St-Paul, QC to Riviere du Loup, QC Biggest hills in Canada. Ferry St. Simeon - RIviere du Loup - 85.66 kms - Headwind, periods of rain
  70. Wednesday, Aug 24, 2005 Riviere du Loup, QC to Mont Joli, QC Finally a decent day�s ride. - 139.18 kms - Northeast headwind all day, COLD
  71. Thursday, Aug 25, 2005 Mont Joli, QC to Tide Head, NB Benevolent weather makes for a great day�s ride. - 156.75 kms - Finally, warm with a tailwind!
  72. Friday, Aug 26, 2005 Tide Head, NB to Hache Campground, Nigadoo, NB Finally a shower and laundry! - 111.03 kms - Quite decent!
  73. Saturday, Aug 27, 2005 Hache Campground, Nigadoo, NB to St-Louis-de-Kent, NB What a boring ride. Camped in a schoolyard. - 144.03 kms - Hot, headwinds!
  74. Sunday, Aug 28, 2005 St-Louis-de-Kent, NB to Borden-Carlton, PEI Boring cept for the last bit. Shuttlebus over the Confederation Bridge. Camped i - 141.53 kms - Some tailwind, hot.
  75. Monday, Aug 29, 2005 Borden-Carlton, PEI to Pictou Hostel, Pictou, NS Ferry back to NS. - 120.94 kms - Quite hot.
  76. Tuesday, Aug 30, 2005 Pictou Hostel, Pictou, NS to Port Hawkesbury, NS Rather hilly! - 136.69 kms - Periods of rain.
  77. Wednesday, Aug 31, 2005 Port Hawkesbury, NS to North Sydney, NS Nfld Ferry Hotel tonight. - 146.69 kms - Surprisingly, no rain!
  78. Thursday, Sep 1, 2005 North Sydney, NS to Channel-Port aux Basques, NL A day on the Ferry - kms - Rainy and misty
  79. Friday, Sep 2, 2005 Channel-Port aux Basques, NL to Barachois Pond PP, NL Fantastic scenery - 156.07 kms - Sunny, tailwind
  80. Saturday, Sep 3, 2005 Barachois Pond PP, NL to Deer Lake, NL Great ride. Night on the town! - 126.75 kms - Strong tailwind, sunny
  81. Sunday, Sep 4, 2005 Deer Lake, NL to Fort Birchy Campground, NL Short day due to hangover. - 77.63 kms - Strong tailwind and chilly!
  82. Monday, Sep 5, 2005 Fort Birchy Campground, NL to Grand Falls-Windsor, NL Nice ride. Hangin' out with the kids in the park. - 136.15 kms - Strong tailwind and still cold!
  83. Tuesday, Sep 6, 2005 Grand Falls-Windsor, NL to Gander, NL Hitting the home stretch... - 105.72 kms - Tailwind and sun!
  84. Wednesday, Sep 7, 2005 Gander, NL to Terra Nova N.P. Actual mileage is lower due to wandering around in the park. - 108.42 kms - Sunny, and hot
  85. Thursday, Sep 8, 2005 Terra Nova N.P. to Goobies, NL Camped outside a 24hr gas station. Awesome! - 85.7 kms - Some headwind, cloudy.
  86. Friday, Sep 9, 2005 Goobies, NL to Bay Bulls, NL One last big ride. - 140.32 kms - Cloudy, some fog
  87. Saturday, Sep 10, 2005 Bay Bulls, NL to Cape Spear, NL Victory! - 37.2 kms - Pouring rain, thunderstorms, clearing up at the cape.
  88. Sunday, Sep 11, 2005 - approximate location -Flatrock, NL

Last updated 2005-09-12