Tag Archives: Pan American Highway

Horizons Unlimited

In the second weekend in September, I will be presenting at the Horizons Unlimited Ontario event, discussing 2 different topics.  My friend Bill and I will discuss the pros and cons of doing a long distance trip solo or with an … Continue reading

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“El Canuck” rides again

As I looked out the window of the ferry, watching the sunset over the mountains of Patagonia I felt both relief and frustration. Relief that I was moving once again and that in another 36 hours I will be riding … Continue reading

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Mile 0, for the Second time

It was a cold, overcast day on August 5th, 2011 when I arrived in Dawson Creek, Canada and had my photo taken at Mile 0 of the Alaskan Highway. 192 days, 42,060 kilometers later on another cold and overcast day … Continue reading

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Southern Chile & memories of Home

I woke up to the sound of what can only be described as an air raid siren, like the ones I remember from watching WW2 movies with my Dad. Was it possible that the Nazi’s were bombing Chile? I didn’t … Continue reading

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Entering Chile

 Entering Chile had to be one of the easiest and sophisticated border crossings of this entire adventure.  It went like this: Exit Peru – fill out form, stamp form, stamp passport, Adios Peru Enter Chile – Stamp passport, fill out … Continue reading

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Cusco – Puno – Chilean border

Thanks to some very good friends, Mom and Western Union I found myself back on the road heading south towards Puno, Peru. Puno is on Lake Titicaca which is supposed to be one of the most beautiful lakes in the … Continue reading

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The road to Machu Picchu – Days 1 & 2 of 3

I did not want to be visiting Machu Picchu alone. It is supposed to be an amazing place, something better shared. But, everything happens for a reason and given the route I took to get here I think it is … Continue reading

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Leaving Lima

It has been an interesting couple of weeks in Lima. The parts I ordered have not arrived, I lost my bank card and now my front tire has developed a slow leak. Bank card issue has been resolved, I had … Continue reading

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Road Quotes

People that I meet on the road often say some strange things to me. Here are a few. “Your bike won’t make it to Prudhoe Bay” – Canada April 2011 “You must have really, really big Balls, Amigo, try to … Continue reading

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Yes, Yes I would !!

So tired. Why can’t I sleep if I am this tired? I have slept 5 hours in the past 4 days, not good. I know I need to sleep but I just can’t seem to find the right bed. This … Continue reading

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