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Aug 22, 2012 - Saint-Louis-de-Kent rest day

Day Sixty Three rest day Aug 22 Saint Louis de Kent I had too many beer last night; a hazard of free beer. Some things you never learn. It wasn’t the hang over that I had this morning which was painful. I had slept in an awkward position. My left shoulder feels like I fell off of my bike while I was dismounting; my cleat caught in the peddle. The shoulder is moveable but it is creaky. There was really no place to go from this campground. There were some hiking and biking trails in the vicinity but exercise is not sought out on a rest day. I...

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Checking the ditches

Aug 21, 2012 - Saint-Louis-de-Kent

Day Sixty Two – Aug 21 Saint-Louis-de-Kent 160k This would be a long distance day before our last rest day of this journey across Canada. Plus the map said it would be a challenging day. I am on the road by 7:30am. The highway is highly commercialized between Petit Rocher and Bathurst. It is too early to stop at Tim Horton’s in Bathurst so I continue on my way. I miss my turn. The TdC map needs up dating because the railway tracks have been removed. We were to turn after crossing the railway tracks. I continued on out of Bathurst and...

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Checking the ditches

Jun 19, 2012 - Saint Louis-de-Kent, New Brunswick

It's really too bad that we were not given any notice from the highway that the bridge had a weight restriction. OH MY GOD... If we had tried to cross over this bridge we are pretty sure that we would have landed up in the river. The maxium was 5 ton and we are 29 ton. This bridge was so unsafe that the boards would move with the smallest of cars going over it. We had to detour about 10 miles or so until we found a highway without a bridge. We have already had one Super Close Call with the height of the coach, when entered New Brunswick...

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Aug 24, 2011 - Saint Louis de Kent - Rest Day

August 24 – Day 62 Rest day at Saint Louis de Kent (last rest day before Saint John’s NFLD) Lots to do as usual on a rest day after 6 days on the road. Because laundry was done yesterday the load was small but good to get it done so we have lots of biking gear. We will have 7.5 days of biking left of this tour and so will still have to do some laundry but not much to get us by. The bikes need work as mine will not shift into the big chain ring and they are major dirty so that must get fixed today and this writing has to be done and posted...

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Aug 23, 2011 - Petit Rocher to Saint Louis de Kent

August 23 – Day 61 – Petit Rocher to Saint Louis de Kent K’s 154 Time 6h 15m Average speed: 24.55k/H T to d 6740 The day started with Jane deciding to ride in the truck to at least the Miramichi Bridge before she tested her back on the bike. Terri, Fred and I hit the road intending to follow the route via the busier highway. That worked to Bathurst and it was a nice ride through many little villages along the Atlantic coast. In Bathurst we missed a turn and ended up back on the highway but it was a good ride all the way to the...

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Aug 22, 2008 - 63 Saint-Louis - rest

This is our last rest day, the last good chance for extensive bicycle maintenance. Tomorrow we start 7 riding days to Jt. John's. Although the camp ground is a mile or two from town, it has good facilities including WiFi so the only reason to walk or ride to town is to eat in a restaurant. I spent the day on bike maintenance and uploading pictures to this journal. _________________________________________________________________ Summary to Date of Official Distances: ----------------------------------------------- Vancouver BC to Merritt...

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Aug 21, 2008 - 62 Saint-Louis-de-Kent NB

This was galley duty morning and I stayed in front of the stove too long. As a result I ended up with a lot of help getting my tent down and packed from other people that wanted to get the truck loaded and get going. Today was the day that we road over the spine of New Brunswick, so much of the scenery was trees down the side of the road. We are in Acadian country and often see the Canadian, New Brunswick, and Acadian flags flown together. I road the first part of the day with Terry, then did about 25km on my own before joining the "French...

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Aug 21, 2008 - Rest Day in St. Louie-de-Kent

Total Distance To Date: 6749 kms Tomorrow is actually our rest day in St. Louis-de-Kent. Today we are currently on route there but have stopped in the town of Miramichi to update this journal at the library. We still have another 50 kms to go today but it is sunny and warm and we have a good tail wind. Since our last entry we have travelled from Quebec City and this is our sixth day of riding without a break since then. We again welcome our rest day tomorrow. The weather this past week has been blustery and cloudy with some rain as we...

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Aug 26, 2006 - Day 64 - Saint Louis de Kent - Rest Day

Day 64 - Saint Louis de Kent - Rest Day Spent the day with son Jeff & his fiance Liz who were visiting from St John & staying at the same campsite. We visited Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada - just next to our campsite - great park - scenry , beaches , biking & hinking areas - too cool today to really enjoy the park . Supper - BBQ burgers over open fire - great job by Jeff.. more & pics to follow

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Aug 25, 2006 - Day 63 Petit Rocher to Saint Louis de Kent

Day 63 Petit Rocher to Saint Louis de Kent 151.1 km @ 25 kph for 6 hr 3 min - total time of 7 hr 45 min another cool sunny day with tail winds - great cycling .. followed hwy 8 through NB forest to Kouchbouquac National PArk & Saint Louis de Kent . Son Jeff & fiance Liz came up form Saint John & are camping at same location - great visit ... tomorrow is rest day

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Jun 2, 2006 - Bouctouche, NB

June 2 - Bouctouche, NB We crossed one more time zone today and added another province to our list. We are not exploring too much of northern New Brunswick as time will not allow (although we'd like to have visited the Acadian village near Shippigan), but we have stopped in Bouctouche for one night. This is the birthplace of K.C. Irving, who created the Irving Oil family empire. His grandfather, George Irving, emigrated from Scotland in 1833. One of his two sons, J.D. Irving started a general store, sawmill, grist mill a carding mill and a...

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Aug 26, 2005 - Petit Rocher to Saint-Louis-De-Kent - 149 km

What a pleasure it was to wake up to blue skies and lapping waves. It was chilly but the temperature rose with the sun. Leigh and I rose to action around 6:30, enjoying the best pancakes to come out of the galley yet. Today was to be a bit of a challenge but we were more enamored with the fact that tomorrow was our first rest day in a six-day stretch. Nathan, Leigh and I hopped on the road around 8am, stopping at a gas station for liquids before getting rolling. We pushed through the town of Petit Rocher and got acquainted with the riding...

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