Center Island

I did a quick little trip yesterday. Because of the incident with the touring bike, where the rear wheel collapsed and failed, it is in the shop and it's expected to take a couple of weeks before a new wheel is created. So in the meantime, I've been using my single speed winter MTB to […]

2006 Tour Part 2: The hard part

After going through the first half of the tour I had figured going back would be easier since I was taking 3 days — at minimum and up to 5 days — to come back. I took Schoenherr back on the Wednesday. I had left around 7am. I went up to 24 Mile and made […]

2006 Tour Part 1: The "easy" part.

Well I increased the font size so that should be helpful for those reading this. <br /> <br /> <br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_left" style="width: 110px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><a class='serendipity_image_link' href='http://www.msmittens.com/serendipity_archive/uploads/bait_vendor.jpg'><img width='110' height='101' border='0' hspace='5' align='left' src='http://www.msmittens.com/serendipity_archive/uploads/bait_vendor.serendipityThumb.jpg' alt='' /></a></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Wonder if the worms stay fresh in there?</div></div>I did my tour to Detroit and back (sort of). I left […]

Day 7 and 8 of the Jackhammer Tour: The End is nigh!

<span style="font-weight:bold">Day 7</span>: This day was also going to be a short one since I was heading to Everett for a BBQ and poker match with some friends. I also had to find a <a href="http://www.msmittens.com/serendipity_archive/exit.php?url_id=835&amp;entry_id=214" title="http://www.lcbo.com/" onmouseover="window.status='http://www.lcbo.com/';return true;" onmouseout="window.status='';return true;">LCBO</a> so as to get a nice something for myself as well as I wanted […]

Day 5 and 6 of the Jackhammer Tour: It’s all downhill from here — sorta.

<span style="font-weight:bold">Day 5</span>: I got up at 6:30am to leave. I followed the city trail southwest to the <a href="http://www.msmittens.com/serendipity_archive/exit.php?url_id=827&amp;entry_id=213" title="http://www.canadatrails.ca/tct/on/lakecountry.html" onmouseover="window.status='http://www.canadatrails.ca/tct/on/lakecountry.html';return true;" onmouseout="window.status='';return true;">Lake Country Oro-Medonte Rail Trail</a>. This trail connects Orillia to Barrie basically. Pretty much follows the 20 and the gravel on the trail is a fine packed gravel with a little […]

Day 4 of the Jackhammer Tour: Where am I again?

<span style="font-weight:bold">Day 4</span>: I slept fitfully, partially due to the loud music below my room (while I had a view of the river, I also was directly above the bar) and partially due to the noisy air conditioner. I eventually got up at 5:30 and left by 6am. Bobcaygeon isn't that big but yet again […]

Day 2 & 3 of Jackhammer Tour: Fun in the Sun and it’s called WHAT?!

<span style="font-weight:bold"><span style="text-decoration:underline">Day 2</span></span>:I woke up fairly early (5am) on Monday June 27th because Ma Nature had convinced 1,000+ birds that it would be a great day to sing and gossip. I don't need an alarm <div class="serendipity_imageComment_left" style="width: 110px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><a href='http://www.msmittens.com/serendipity_archive/uploads/outoffriendlyacres.JPG'><img width='110' height='41' border='0' hspace='5' align='left' src='http://www.msmittens.com/serendipity_archive/uploads/outoffriendlyacres.serendipityThumb.JPG' alt='' /></a></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">The road out of Friendly […]

Day 1 of Jackhammer Tour: No really. How far is it?

Whenever I do a tour of any length I always bring fiction books with me to read. The biggest reason is that paperbacks are usually lighter, easier to carry and sometimes you can sell them at used book places or exchange them. This tour, however, I had library books with me so selling them probably […]

Pre-Tour: Biking around Picton

<div class="serendipity_imageComment_left" style="width: 110px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><a href='http://www.msmittens.com/serendipity_archive/uploads/traffic.JPG'><img width='110' height='32' border='0' hspace='5' align='left' src='http://www.msmittens.com/serendipity_archive/uploads/traffic.serendipityThumb.JPG' alt='' /></a></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Traffic exiting Toronto — oh, joy.</div></div>I figured I'd start off with the little bit I did around Picton on the day I got the bike. As it happened I took the train to Belleville and got picked up by Marianne, whose […]

Trip Days 9-13: DISASTER! The Titanic strikes….

<span style="font-weight:bold"><span style="text-decoration:underline">Halifax to Windsor</span></span>: This trip started off on the wrong note. We had to change our plans since we couldn't get to Yarmouth early in the morning. The shuttles that I had checked only went in the afternoon. The Aunt person had plans so the SO and I decided to do the trip […]