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digs

It's now been over a week since we landed in the Okanagan Valley. We've not only settled into our new digs but have jumped into our new roles as resort caretakers, with both feet I should add. To say that there is a lot to learn would be a huge understatement. That said, I believe we're making the transition as well as could be expected. As past posts have demonstrated, we fully embrace change! All packed for the big move.…

mirror

Perhaps I should stop doing so as it feeds my already well-developed FoMO (Fear Of Missing Out) but I still routinely check a number of bikepacking groups on Facebook. I guess it's my way of remaining connected with our friends who are still out on the road while we're back in Canada doing our best to settle down. One of the things that fairly regularly pops up in those groups are posts where people are looking for a suggestion for a…

incredulous

The following piece was written for external publication back in August 2017, shortly after we had completed the Baja Divide. As I never seriously pursued having it printed, the article has sat unread in a folder on my laptop. The point I had hoped to convey in the piece was that with proper planning, difficult things can be accomplished by any of us. If we can do it, so can you! ow to be met with incredulous stares: Tell people…

fernie

I'll admit it, we had a dark couple of days surrounding the time of my last post. It's been a very long time since we haven't known at least the general direction that we should be heading, so having no plan or course was painful. Much can change in a couple of days though. Since my last post, there has been a shocking (to us) show of support from our friends and family. We have received numerous financial donations that…

end of the road

Yesterday was a tough day for us and it had nothing to do with the difficulty of the riding. In fact, our trip from our friend Maureen's beautiful house to Paquera was physically quite easy. After we said our early-morning goodbye's to our friend, we had a nice ride on some quiet back roads to Cóbano and from there, we followed a relatively-quiet paved road right to the ferry dock. Not too demanding and actually quite fast. When we reached…

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