I Went for a Ride on a Sunny Afternoon

It was a pleasant 14 degrees and sunny when I headed out for a ride this afternoon. It was precisely for this kind of winter weather that I was drawn to live here in southern China. In recent years I… Read More

Setting Forth: On the Road to Sanming

Setting Forth. It is the title of a song by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam that he wrote for the soundtrack to the movie, Into the Wild. Setting forth in the universe, it says. It’s a song that always sets… Read More

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In a little more than 24 hours I’m going to be embarking on my next big adventure: teaching high school in China. Read about it here. There are times when I think about it that I get so excited that I… Read More

The Next Adventure: China

Great Wall of China

Today is August 4th and it marks one year since I have had a cigarette. Wow. I remember clearly pulling in behind the Tim Horton’s at Whitbourne and smoking three or four cigarettes over a cup of tea and deciding… Read More

2014: A VeloTramp Year in Review

I feel like I have been 47 years old for more than a year already but that number has been reached just today. It was at least October of 2013, since I first started referring to my upcoming January 2014… Read More

At Trail’s End

Bittersweet was the day I rode out from Ingonish and it was both bitter and sweet for precisely the same reason. The journey was nearing an end. It would be great to complete it but at the same time there… Read More

North Mountain

The day after French Mountain was a pitiful day of weather. There was a stiff north westerly that brought a cold hard rain. A perfectly miserable day to get back on the bike. So I didn’t. On the advice of… Read More

French Mountain

I ate breakfast at Evangeline’s in Cheticamp. It was already beyond mid morning when I sat down in the popular, slow serving diner. I was slow getting ready in the morning. I was already sick of setting up and breaking… Read More