December 22, 2018
Posted on February 14, 2019
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I am beginning to realize that for a large chunk of the planet’s population freezing temperatures and snow in December are not the norm. Yet for me, it’s still exotic that winters do not actually have be cold. Or at least, not that cold.
So for this Christmas break, we gather some basic necessities and head south to Baja California. Because this is not Toronto and I don’t have to deal with the sad dirty snow on the cold city streets. I can ride my bike in December and enjoy it too. (And half the world’s population just shrugged their collective shoulders and went on with their lives.)
Passing through the Rain Rocks Rock Shed on highway 1
September 16-20, 2015
Posted on June 15, 2018
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The last item on our agenda before heading straight home was Denver. There was something different about this place. Look at it:
Denver, looking east.
September 11-15, 2015
Posted on June 3, 2018
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We woke up to find out that nobody rolled off the edge of the cliff into the canyon. That’s always a good thing. Since we gave up trying to cook breakfast while camping a long time ago, the morning routine consisted mostly of packing up and riding around a little, just to check if the canyon looked any better from another vantage point. It looked about the same.
The Gooseneck of San Juan River
April 21-28, 2018
Posted on May 30, 2018
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Spring is in full force in the Bay Area, and the news from Toronto speak of final snowstorms before summer is allowed to return. My mind is getting used to treating the weather as a function of place rather than time, and I’m skimming the map of California in search of a place where the weather is favourable for a week long exploration. The sierras are a close contender but many of the beautiful mountain roads are still snowed in and closed, so my sights are set on Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave Desert.
Blooming cactus in the Mojave National Preserve