Monday, 31 May 2010

Riding the White Horse

Riding the White Horse

Let me start by explaining the bug situation here. It’s minimal so far, every 2 minutes or so you have a bug come at you during the day, and in the Wolf Creek Campground I am staying in, they come in swarms for a few minutes and then let you be. The mosquitoes are good enough to bite through the fabric of your shirt, as proven by the blood stains showing in various parts. Gross. However, my dear readers the worst is yet to come. It’s going to get worse […]

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Free Canada Topographical Maps for your GPS

Update 2013-11-04: Many people have been emailing me with problems downloading the torrent. If for some reason you cannot download it, you can download it from my servers for $5 to cover my bandwidth and upkeep of the server. The file is 4.3GB and costs quite a lot in bandwidth to serve to others. Payment is accepted through Paypal. Click Here to download. I’m a big fan of free. A few months back I posted about how to get Free World Routing Maps for your Garmin GPS Device, using alternative […]

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Sunday, 30 May 2010

Yukon Ho!

Yukon Ho!

I didn’t think I was actually going to make it here with any gear due to some of the hoops that I had to jump through, but I am safe and sound in Whitehorse, Yukon – yup – way up there in the North. I arrived late Saturday night at 2am and fully intended on sleeping in the airport until security tried to kick me out. I politely told them I wasn’t leaving until my bike was put back together, and eventually one of the guards came back to apologize […]

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One wrong turn, two big climbs, countless grins

The weather network states that its 5 degrees outside, and I state that something is wrong with the calibration of their devices – its downright chilly outside! It’s the first night I’m in my tent in my sleeping bag with my clothes on. I’m writing this at present in my tent in Nelson BC. I never once expected to be in this town, but, a few wrong turns will take you anywhere in life. It’s been a vibrant few days to say the least. After my rough patch that I […]

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Don’t let your innerspace become your Outerspace

I’ve had a few rough days since the last posting. My energy level has been sapped resulting in a serious lack of distance covered in my usual time. I’ve locked myself into some pretty strict deadlines for end of day locations due to  upcoming meetups with friends, and to receive packages sent from people. I made it into Kamloops in a decent time the other day, only to be given a one way climb on busy Highway #1 traffic with no shoulder, with 6-8% grades. To make it worse, a […]

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Monday, 17 May 2010

Desolate Stretches

Desolate Stretches

I’ve done nearly 600km since the last post from Prince George, BC and I’m yet again in a completely different landscape. I’ve still got about 1300km left to cover before I call it quits with BC. It has been challenging every step of the way not knowing what sort of climate I am going to throw myself into, or types of roads and their climbs that go along with it. Things have certainly gotten easier to manage and I’m in full on tour mode with my body tuned to handle […]

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Friday, 14 May 2010

What’s on the Kindle?

What’s on the Kindle?

A few weeks back I had the opportunity of picking up an Amazon Kindle. It’s been an absolute dream to use, offering battery life that stretches out for weeks at a time, wireless connectivity to purchase books online, visit websites, and naturally, read. Due to my scattered nature sometimes I read a few books at a time, based on overall interest level, or for a change of pace. Here’s a running feature of what’s on my Kindle. If you’ve got books to recommend, by all means send them my way! […]

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Getting your E-Book Reader to read various Formats

I’ve got an Amazon Kindle, a second generation E-Book reader, which does a very good job at reading content sent to it from Amazon’s Servers, or loaded manually on the system with downloaded content from  Manybooks.net or Project Gutenberg. The Amazon Kindle reads a various formats: It’s own propreitary DRM’d format .AZW Mobipockets .MOBI format – which actually is very similar to Amazon’s .AZW format (Amazon bought MOBI) Plain text files with the .TXT extension and finally, Adobe’s well known .PDF document Format. There are some limitations with some of […]

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Travelling down the Highway of Tears (and sweat, and snot, and..)

After a sleep in the community campground of Kitwanga, I decided it was in my best interest to continue heading east down Highway 16, The Yellowhead highway, with the eventual goal of Prince George, BC. Highway 16 also known as the “Highway of Tears” has a grim history of 32 mysterious disappearances of women on an 800km stretch over the past 40 years. Billboards are everywhere warning not to hitchhike, encouraging safe transportation practices. Someone graciously offered a mailing address for me to send bike parts and equipment to, which […]

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Sunday, 9 May 2010

Hey, Mom!

Hey, Mom!

I’m not sure when I’m going to get internet connectivity again, or cellular service as it’s been spotty at best, so my next best mechanism is blogging – This is scheduled to fire up for Sunday, May 9th, 2010 – Mothers Day! Thanks for 31 years of care, love, bailing me out, offering support, standing behind my decisions, and cheering me on. Seriously – I believe in nurture vs nature, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without your knowledge and wisdom.

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Saturday, 8 May 2010

Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool

Leatherman Wave Multi-Tool

  Full Disclaimer: I’ve had this review in mind for over a year now, however due to the fact that I bit my finger nails, I was unable to use this tool in the field without a secondary device to open the components! Now that I’ve shaken that filthy habit, onwards with the review! Leatherman, a known name in the multi tool business for over 27 years has a variety of models available all with their own specific usages. I chose the Wave to accompany me around the world on […]

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Thursday, 6 May 2010

The great not so white North

The great not so white North

I’ve set the site on autopilot for the past few days, having the website automatically fire out posts  that I had already written. It’s been 3 days away from the Pacific Ocean so far and there is little missing so far. In fact, I haven’t thought once about it until now! I was feeling pretty wiped over my last few days in Haida Gwaii, weather testing my stamina and sanity – and considered doing the hostel thing in Prince Rupert. I found a reasonable rate for $25, but at the […]

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