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Jun 21, 2017 - Camper's City RV Resort (6/18 - 6/19/17)

This is our final stop in New Brunswick. It is not the prettiest place we have stayed, but it was just fine for the two days we were there. We were in site A19 in the middle of a field. We had full hook-ups (water, sewer, electric) and the pull-through site was level. The only real downside was the security light right outside the bedroom windows. The roadways into and around the park were a bit bumpy, but it all worked well. There was a community hall next to the office where we could get WiFi which was great. The park is just outside the...

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Jun 15, 2017 - frape la rue

Moncton to Coles Island 5 hrs 12 minutes 98.5 kms 624 m of elevation gain Things are not going as planned. My Google Chromebook will not talk to Google photos without a family mediator present. So far my search for that facilitator comes up empty handed. Thus no photos. I might be resorted to using Facebook (wash for mouth) I have been posting a daily photo to Instagram for those who are interested. Otherwise read on Ron and I had spent the night in Shediac with Michael Bourque. This morning after being fed, we were driven by Michael's...

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Jun 12, 2017 - Twilight Zone

I haven't left for New Brunswick yet. Tomorrow I do. On Thursday we frappe la rue. A few entries ago I couldn’t remember the last time I did a self supported ride. Isn’t a deteriorating memory wonderful. It finally got out of the steel trap and popped up in front of me. And it’s like Wow, I did that! The last self supported ride I did was in September of 2008. It was self supported in that I carried my own gear but I relied on motels and B&Bs for my night time comfort. This is where things start to go bump in the night. That ride was done...

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Jun 8, 2017 - Weaving through South Calgary

Yesterday was the test to see how well I would perform under load. A follow up test was needed: to see how well I recovered from the ride. Thus I set out this morning on my off road bike to weave through the valleys in South Calgary. I took to the pathways that went up hills, that would be the deciding factor. I passed. My legs felt tired but there was no stiffness or aches or pains in my body. I was good to go. If you read yesterday's entry one of my rules for riding on the streets was not to do it between 8 AM and 9 AM. Yesterday I set...

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Jun 7, 2017 - Test Ride

This was the day I used as a test. It has been a while since I loaded up a bicycle and traveled down a path. There have been numerous long distance trips done over the last handful of years but someone else was carrying my gear. There were two trips done locally here in Alberta where I pulled my own gear. I have a BOB trailer for that. But actually loading all my gear on a bike and setting off has not been done for a long time. So I was nervous. The bike that I choose for the upcoming trips this summer was appropriately my touring bike. It...

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Jun 3, 2017 - Magnetic Hill drawing money out of your wallet!

With the promise of pickleball at the YMCA we head to Moncton for a few hours to check out the city. We funneled in to a well maintained and funky looking downtown core with patios on the streetside bars and restaurants but not many people as “summer” has not yet arrived. There is the usual “strip” of commercial endeavours but we find the downtown to be quite a pleasant surprise. A trip to Moncton without going to Magnetic Hill? I don’t think so………..and what a hoot! The whole thing is an optical illusion as you drive what seems to be...

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May 31, 2017 - Filling in the blanks

Just filling in the blanks and trying to remember how to write. There will be six riders on this Moncton to Ottawa tour. Ron Josey from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia Michael Bourque from Shediac, New Brunswick Ron and Michael were participants in the Tour du Canada 2012 tour. I also did a tour with them that went from Dartmouth, NS to the Aux Meadows port on NFLD and all the way around to St. John's and beyond. (1600 KM +/-) A year later Ron came out west and did the ABC tour with myself and a few others (1700 km through Alberta and British...

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Aug 29, 2016 - Cap-Pele , NB

Leaving Campbellton heading to PEI! Enjoyed another big breakfast this morning, at the Country Kitchen, you just couldn't make what we had for the price! Then we hooked up and headed East. Stopped in Miramichi NB at Timmies and enjoyed a visit with my Cousin Ann who I haven't seen since I was about 6. My dad keeps in touch with Ann, so I was excited to meet her again, and find out a bit more about my family history. I have learned so much on this trip. Thank you Frank for helping me meet my family here. We then said our farewells and found...

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Aug 24, 2016 - Hopewell Rocks

August 24, 2016 Oh my – what a day! It started with a disappointment and turned into what, so far, is the highlight of our trip. We first headed to Cape Enrage as we had heard many online comments about the beauty of the area. After driving into the middle of nowhere (literally!) We found the Provincial Park gate locked with no one insight. We could see the lighthouse but could not see over the cliffs. It may have been a beautiful setting be we could not appreciate it. So we had no choice but to backtrack 10 miles over a winding,...

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Jul 11, 2016 - Cars that roll Uphill?? Hoping for Rocks

We stopped briefly in Fredericton for some shopping, and got to the Casino NB to register, if you don't they will tow. There are so many musical acts that have been there and ones that are coming. We had a decent dinner at the buffet for $10 Magnetic hill - has always been a destination when here in Moncton. Does your car really roll uphill?................ We went there to experience this phenomena. Ye s, they do charge you a couple of bucks, but well worth the experience. It took us about 45 mins to drive from the Casino to Hopewell...

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Jun 26, 2016 - Oh Canada!

After some time in LLL, lupines, lakes, and lobsters, we are now in Canada. Loved the roads in New Brunswick after the rough state roads in Maine. Loved Maine and all of the beautiful scenery. Sunrise over Bar Harbor from Cadillac Mountain was awesome even considering the 0300 wake up call. Today we enjoyed a late wake(I.e. sleeping in) then our usual Sunday AM at Starbucks, then the Ribfest in downtown Moncton, and a trip to shores of Fundy Bay at Hopewell Rocks. The Tide swings about 35 ft and we were there at high tide. Tomorrow we go at...

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Aug 26, 2015 - Moncton

Today was a small day, driving from Edmundston to Moncton, about a four hour drive along the Trans Canada Hwy. We are hoping to visit friend David, from our university days. Glenna found the nicest campground in the area, Campers City a park very close to Moncton. It’s a gated park, with quite a few transient sites. We have a pull-through with 30 amp electrical/sewer/water. The site is pretty, well let’s say plain Jane, but we have clear view of the sky so I am looking forward to another Blue Jay game. We had a delicious meal and wonderful...

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