Day 26: Heading inland

The wind finally swung to the back. It may have waited until halfway through the ride, when we headed inland, but my wish came true. The miles this afternoon were fast and fun, as we left the biggest hills behind and cruised from Marathon to White River. From Jackfish Lake…

Day 24: Nipigon

Readers of this blog may have noticed a trend where visits to bigger cities are marked by an inability to leave. Thunder Bay was no different. Though a search for good coffee shops came up empty, my hosts recommended a new spot downtown. Once I finally got moving, shortly after…

Day 23: Gateway to the East

Digital timepieces come with a fancy feature to automatically update when you switch time zones. It's very handy, unless you're in a town that has an ongoing debate whether you're in one time zone or the next. Upsala is one of those towns, legally in the Central time zone but…

Day 21: Out on the shield

Today was a pretty great day on the bike. I got rolling more or less on schedule, had a beautiful coffee stop an hour in, then another beautiful stop for lunch, both overlooking serene lakes. At lunch, however, I started putting serious thought into my plans for the coming days…