Should really call this FIAT fun…if I had to choose 4 wheels to drive the roads I have been on it would be this car…making my trip interesting and engaging…almost as good as my bike. Almost!
What would a car trip be without locking yourself out of the said car? Day 3 and did it. Luckily I locked myself out in a parking lot full of fishermen(women). I was going to have Fiat Roadside come bail me out but a bunch of crafty folks ended up using some fishing line with a hook to snag my keys. They were able to “catch” them and bring them up to the sun roof. My trusty stick did not work for any of us by itself. Continue reading “2015 Long Island or BUST Tour – Day 3 & 4”
April 22, 2015 – An important day to remember. The day I left BC for New York after my 18 years of growing up in Canada. Now, Dual citizen, I am returning to where it all started. I mean where I was born.
Seems like I have done a full circle. Circle of my life in a way. My transition to the States won’t be an easy one. I never had an adult life there. Left soon after grad school.
the reality of me leaving BC is getting closer. Home is being inspected, I have 2 buyers wanting to live in my house. Most would be jumping for joy! I still have such mixed emotions and will leave it at that!
So, I treat myself to a good lunch and remind myself that I will get to see my bike soon and there are many many reasons to move back “home”.
Time is flying by and at times I feel like it’s all happening to fast yet too slowly. “It” being my transition from Canada back to the USA. I feel like I have been speaking about this for a long time but my decision to move really was only confirmed back in November 2014. Yet, my life changes seem ongoing and at times I have to admit I feel a bit scared and nervous of the so many unknowns. Continue reading “Lost in the Shuffle & My Therapy Bike”
I have a friend from New York visiting me here in BC. We actually flew back together after my amazing 2015 Winter X Country ride. Should really rename my last trip to Spring Like Ride. 😉 Anyway, I am back to BC and for this week playing tourist. Soaking all the beauty my area has with my friend.
As I work on my post from my last road trip with my car, not my bike here TWO quick slide shows of my year in review. I mean quick! 😃 Enjoy, and I will get my act together to post about my December 30th 2014 – Jan 1 2015, 2010 KM or 1250 mile trip.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE. Best to watch videos full screen and in HD
When I look back at all the years I have spent in Canada, all the fortunate riding I have been able to do since 2010 when I got my street license these videos will enable me to really see, feel and reflect. My life here has not been bad. Continue reading “Remembering 2014…my own form of therapy”
If some of you have been following my year 2014 you will know it’s been one struggle after another. Break up of my marriage/relationship after 17.5 years, the sudden death of my 10 year-old beagle, job issues, and now I am in the process of actually selling my house and transitioning back to the USA where I was born and raised. I promise to end this post on a high note. 😊
What keeps one up at night? What goes through the mind to not allow one to rest and refuel like “normal” folks? Plenty of things I suppose. I have a lot to share and I always do but the reason I am up tonight will have to wait for another day. I could say I am awake dreaming about my next ride…which is partly true. Or my future bike? Ahhh…not just yet but I can dream about this exact bike.
Feel free to click the pics for larger Hi-rez versions
2014 has been one hell of a year for me and still is on some levels. Separation, leading to divorce, death of my beloved 10-year-old Beagle, Cruizer…work issues, deciding to leave Canada after almost 18 years and start over? So, what to do? Do I dwell on all the misfortunes I have experienced or do I try to hold on to the things I am and should be grateful for? Seems like such an easy question to answer doesn’t it? I should instinctively say I am THANKFUL for being alive, my family, my friends, my passion for organ donation, my dogs, my bike, my many many trips I am able to take, yet I am not completely convinced I feel this thanks deeply in my heart.
I think after I write this post and I’m reminded how fortunate I am, I hope to end with a truly genuine thanks. Let’s see how I feel as I write and post some of my favorite pictures from the Fall of 2014. I don’t BS, been told I offer too much information, TMI, but again this is me and what I like to do is actually write how I am felling in the moment and I just happen to share it with well? A few people around the world. 😉
All pics can be enlarged by clicking on them and I always add more pics at the end that aren’t always in my posts. Little raw videos at the end. Just FYI.
Starting out temperature was -18C for everyone else .4F and let me tell you this…IT WAS COLD!
The best part of my morning was Co Co’s being open at 0430 for some freshly brewed coffee.
Spoke with the owner for a bit who is a talented artist along with his wife. They have been at this location, right near the turn off for Osoyoos for 5 years. Nice ambiance and nice people. Coll decor too.
I wore my base layer, then my riding jeans minus the knee armour and my KLIM pants. Good thing I have lost a little more weight to be able to wear all that I had and still be able to move and get my leg over the seat. 😉 I always carry a back up heated liner. Gerbings WON today over my Powerlet. Was way warmer in the frigid cold with Gerbings than Powerlet. I constantly moved my toes in my boots and that saved me from having another frozen foot. So, I learned from yesterday’s arctic blast and things went better today. Once the temps got to reasonable ones I was free!
When I left Maple Ridge yesterday, Nov. 14th my plan initially was to take Route 3 to Osoyoos, BC. Last minute change as I always do I decided to take the Coquihalla Pass and then an off shoot of Route 5 to 5A. Continue reading “Princeton, BC to Leavenworth, WA”