Cycling in a skirt

One life, some bicycles. A million possibilities, zero clue!


The end of the road?

Flag of Canada  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Thursday, September 26, 2013



And I’m very happy to shout about it. Especially after one of my toughest weeks to date. Going solo again, I rode through the beautiful, fertile Okanagan valley where fruit stands bursting with colourful local produce line the highway. But autumn has definitely fallen this side of the Rockies with night time temperatures below freezing, plus a spell of stormy wet weather it has made camping, and cycling a cold, challenging pass time. Continue reading


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Eating for four (the Rocky road)

Flag of Canada  Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada –Thursday, September 19, 2013



Before anyone gets the wrong idea, the title is literal!
As I near the end of my journey I wanted to write about one of the biggest parts of life on the road – food.
It’s the stuff that has helped me cover over 2500 miles (4000 km), get through five provinces and two mountain passes.
I confess to having a bit of a love/hate relationship with food and the sheer amount I am having to consume. Continue reading

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The company of strangers

Flag of Canada  Calgary, Alberta, Canada – Thursday, September 12, 2013



Guaranteed, the first three things that people will ask me at any time are:

Where are you heading?….”Vancouver –  wow you’ve got a long way to go”

Where did you start?….”Toronto – no way, gee that’s mad”

Who are you cycling with….? “YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN?!!”  And I’m not exaggerating the capitals. Continue reading