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

Day 2: Iona to Baddeck

The 2nd day after the restart was another day of good riding. I started out along route 223 from just outside of Iona and then onto the Trans Canada Highway toward Baddeck. Despite the grey, featureless skies, the ride on… Read More

A Day On the Road

Yesterday the journey restarted from Sydney riding southwest on route 223 into a headwind with gusts that reached 50k per hour. Despite the wind, I was able to make good time ending the day just a little past Iona. The… Read More