- Shore to Shore 2004
The cccts ride across Canada this year did indeed go from shore to shore, and from valley to valley, along the great waterways, and through each of the ten provinces, of this vast country. They started from the shores of the Pacific and Georgia Straight, along the shores of Nicola Lake, Big Quill Lake, Dauphin … Continue reading Shore to Shore 2004
- final report, Nancy O’Higgins St. John’s, Nfld.
Borden-Carleton to Charlottetown ‚ 62k Everyone did different distances today as we tried to maximize our visit to PEI. Dave and Al went to Summerside before going to Charlottetown, George went to Kensington, Eric and I rode on the former rail bed to Charlottetown and met Ken on it a few times. Dave and Mary … Continue reading final report, Nancy O’Higgins St. John’s, Nfld.
- 15 August report, Nancy O’Higgins Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Quebec City to St. Jean Port Jolie 120k Our full day off in Quebec City left us enchanted with the city. Sandra says Quebec is her favourite province for cycling, and Quebec City her favourite city to visit. Al, Sandra and I left the residence mid-morning to walk the 5k to the old city on … Continue reading 15 August report, Nancy O’Higgins Charlottetown, P.E.I.
- 8 August report, Nancy O’Higgins Ottawa, Ont.
Ottawa After we eventually got our rooms in the residence, we were given a large conference room where we could keep our bikes and where we could set up our sodden tents to dry indoors. The first night, Irene and I walked for a couple of hours to get our bearings, then took a double-decker … Continue reading 8 August report, Nancy O’Higgins Ottawa, Ont.
- 30 July report, Nancy O’Higgins Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa, Ont.
Snippets: Or things I forgot to put in at the right time. Al saw a big semi advancing on him in his mirror at the same time as he saw a billboard through the corner of his other eye proclaiming: “Prepare to meet thy maker.” When Marina was getting ready to leave us in Winnipeg … Continue reading 30 July report, Nancy O’Higgins Sault Ste. Marie to Ottawa, Ont.
- 16 July report, Nancy O’Higgins Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
In Thunder Bay our friends at the bike shop told us we had to eat at Hoito’s restaurant while we were there. Ken and I were the first ones to find it at breakfast on our day off. I had salted fish which turned out to be delicious salmon which came with mashed potatoes and … Continue reading 16 July report, Nancy O’Higgins Thunder Bay to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
- 8 July report, Nancy O’Higgins Selkirk, Man. to Thunder Bay, Ont.
A bunch of us bused into Winnipeg from Selkirk and sightsaw. We bought out the bike department at Mountain Equipment where we all met by coincidence. Bike shorts went flying into change rooms, Canada shirts, in honour of the next day, July 1, many cans of SuperLube, bike cleaner, etc. etc. Mary showed us that … Continue reading 8 July report, Nancy O’Higgins Selkirk, Man. to Thunder Bay, Ont.
- 30th June report, Nancy O’Higgins Saskatoon to Selkirk
Father’s day in Saskatoon was marked by presents given to the men in the group by the five women, with Marina making a funny and articulate MC. Each of the presents had been purchased several days before the event and we forgot why some of them were appropriate, so we had each man guess why … Continue reading 30th June report, Nancy O’Higgins Saskatoon to Selkirk
- 21st June report, Nancy O’Higgins Drumheller, Alberta to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The way out of Drumheller was up, of course and the first 21k was accompanied by a side wind. Turning right to Hanna we faced 11k of construction but with a fabulous tail wind. We all arrived at Hanna by 12:30. Why do we always have a tail wind when we have a short day. … Continue reading 21st June report, Nancy O’Higgins Drumheller, Alberta to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- 15th June report, Nancy O’Higgins Jasper to Drumheller, Alberta
None of us could get over the herds of elk right outside our tents in Jasper. A nursing mother kept sidling sideways to get away from all the gawkers with baby firmly attached. With all the bear warnings issued by the park, and the bear cage waiting by the front gate, we all put everything … Continue reading 15th June report, Nancy O’Higgins Jasper to Drumheller, Alberta
- 9th June report, Nancy O’Higgins Victoria/Fort Langley, B.C. to Jasper, Alberta
The agony and the ecstacy, that’s how Mary Herlt sums up the Coquihalla for the Shore to Shore 2004 group heading for St. John’s, Newfoundland. The agony was the burn of the never-ending climb and the ecstasy the view along the way seen in brilliant sunshine. Six of us started a few days earlier in … Continue reading 9th June report, Nancy O’Higgins Victoria/Fort Langley, B.C. to Jasper, Alberta
- 4th June report, Dan McGuire
Faye Wilson of Merritt reports that the Shore to Shore 2004 tour arrived in her town yesterday, all in good spirits and good form. They gathered at Her and Barton Howe’s place for a pizza dinner after the long second day of the tour, 113 km over the 4068 ft (1240 m) Coquihalla Summit from … Continue reading 4th June report, Dan McGuire