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Ride for Africycle 5.0 Day Nine

The sun rose bright and full on this day and came streaming into the tent at a fairly early hour. Our last day. It’s always a mixed-feeling as I know that something very special is coming to a close but … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 5.0 Day Eight

Waking in Bronte Creek Provincial Park to a cool morning. The distant muted roar of traffic. The much closer sound of birds and people grudgingly extracting their bodies from sleeping bags. My point-and-shoot camera battery said “no more” just after … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 5.0 Day Seven (Part 2)

Riding across the top of the Niagara Escarpment, you get some pretty good views of Lake Ontario and bits of the Golden Horseshoe conurbation. After riding through a lot of countryside, the scale of ┬ácities always comes as a surprise. … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 5.0 Day Seven (Part 1)

Crossing the border day! Our destination – Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville. But first, getting the body back in gear – there’s cycling to be done today and lots of it! The process of preparing for a day of … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 5.0 Day Six

Waking to our much looked forward to “Day Off” was a strange sensation. Really, I wanted to ride, but I also wanted to wander around the Park we were in and then I had heard that we were near Fort … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 5.0 Day Five: Part 2

The Lake Ontario State Parkway is essentially an interstate that has been let go. Paved with concrete that has cracked in many places such that it looks as if it has been forgotten or as Dave Blondel put it (when … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 5.0 Day Five: Part 1

Waking in a conference room in a fire-station in Upper New York State. Well, it’s all part of the Ride for Africycle experience! Jerrett was hunkered over the stove, banging out some oatmeal and toast while the team gathered up … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 5.0 Day Four: Part 2

Pulling out of Oswego we were warmer, we could feel the coffee and tasty food ┬áracing through our veins, and most importantly we were for the most part much drier. It was still raining of course but we had also … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 5.0 Day Four: Part 1

The weather for Day Four was looking and feeling like it was going to be a whole lot wetter than we had experienced so far. For me rain puts a damper on bike riding and I know that’s a cheesy … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 5.0 Day Three: Part 2

It’s always hard to get up and get going after you’ve settled into a really good chocolate croissant and an americano but that’s the nature of the Ride for Africycle beast. It’s what separates the I’m-just-here-for-the-perks chumps from the it’s-all-about-the-ride … Continue reading

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