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Ride for Africycle 6.0 Day Five: Presquile to Peterborough

I find that the last day of a ride is always mixed in terms of emotions. On the one hand there’s the ride which is itself a glorious thing. Then there’s the knowledge that the freedom and camaraderie that goes … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 6.0 Day Four: A day off at Presquile

The tradition of a day off riding is a well-established Ride for Africycle feature. It usually takes place somewhere nice so there’s all sorts of options that can include just lazing around, reading, taking photographs, going for bike rides, or … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 6.0 Day Three: Kingston to Presquile (Pt.3)

Well! In all the excitement of posting yesterday’s chapter of the Ride for Africycle 6.0 tour of epicurean and velocipede-based pleasures I neglected to mention a relatively brief but delicious stop in at Norman Hardie’s winery! Yes, we made a … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 6.0 Day Three: Kingston to Presquile (Pt. 2)

Continuing on with our journey West towards Presquile we found ourselves at Barley Days Brewery. You might recall that we somehow blew by the place on our way East earlier in the trip and had a bit of a wake … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 6.0 Day Three: Kingston to Presquile (Pt. 1)

I experienced an earlier than expected awakening as Joe Machinery arrived downstairs with his Very Big and Noisy Truck, delivering a pile of stone for the to-be-repaired front entrance of the building I was sleeping in. It’s all too easy … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 6.0 Day Two: Norman Hardie Winery to Kingston (Pt. 2)

On the other side of the ferry there are washrooms and so along with a break to use those facilities some discussion took place about moving the lunch spot from right where we were, to a spot maybe twenty kilometres … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 6.0 Day Two: Norman Hardie Winery to Kingston (Pt. 1)

Leaving Norman Hardie’s we turned back onto the Loyalist Parkway and headed south through beautiful rolling countryside and past massive fields . . . I’d been told by one of Norman’s staff that these were some of the original one … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 6.0 Day One: Peterborough to Norman Hardie Winery (Pt. 4)

We turned off Loyalist Parkway and down this quiet gravel road, lined with big old trees . . . The sign back at the turn indicated that we were 1 kilometre from our end point for the day . . … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 6.0 Day One: Peterborough to Norman Hardie Winery (Pt. 3)

After a truly awesome lunch provided by the generous and thoughtful Silver Bean Cafe (I ate a giant black bean, sweet potato and avocado burrito – sayyyyyy “Oh mannnn that was incredible!” and you’ll be close to the little ecstatic … Continue reading

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Ride for Africycle 6.0 Day One: Peterborough to Norman Hardie Winery (Pt. 2)

Stopping at the Pastry Peddler in Millbrook is a no-brainer. The food is good, the coffee is always good and the people – Colin and Deanne – are truly good people! But there’s a price for stopping and every cyclist … Continue reading

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