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The Adventures of Ketchup and Mustard: Hot-dogging it Across Canada


From Vancouver, BC to New York, NY

3,716 miles (5,980 km) over 60 days from June 21, 2008 to August 19, 2008

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, 1-3 months, First tour, Canada Coast to Coast, Canada West to East, Canadian Rockies
Locales: North America, Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Ontario, United States, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, New York, New York
Year: 2008

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/summer2008

Copyright © 2008-2014 By Mike Viotti and Chris Rea - (contact)

Status: Completed Jul 2009Featured Journal #346
Last update: Monday September 1, 2008 22:59 (US/Pacific) (edited Tue 15 Sep 2009 19:04 (US/Pacific))
116,624 hits since June 13, 2008 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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The two of us in Vancouver about 2 minutes before we left. We were way more anxious than we look in the picture.


Table of Contents

Before We Started

      How we got into this mess (Chris)
      The Route, or at least a draft (Chris)
      Don't blame me for this, Chris (Mike)
      Advice and Warnings (Chris)
      Gear List (Chris)
      The Twin Bikes (Chris)
      Training Ride up Mt. Diablo (Mike)
      Leaving for Starting (Chris)

The ACTUAL Route: Updated as we go!

British Columbia

      Day 1 - Vancouver to Squamish (Mike)
      Day 2 - Squamish to Pemberton (Mike)
      Day 3 - Pemberton to Lillooet (Both)
      Day 4 - Lillooet to Cache Creek (Mike)
      Day 5 - Cache Creek to Kamloops (Both)
      Day 6 - Rest Day in Kamloops (Mike)
      Day 7 - Kamloops to Vavenby (Mike)
      Day 8 - Vavenby to 45 km past Blue River (Mike)
      Day 9 - 45km past Blue River to Lucerne Campground (Mike)

Alberta

      Day 10 - From the Alberta border to Jasper (Mike)
      Day 11 - Jasper to The Columbia Icefields (Mike)
      Day 12 - Columbia Icefields to Mosquito Creek Camground (24km from Lake Louise)
      Day 13 - Mosquito Creek Campground to Banff (Chris)
      Day 14 - Banff to Calgary (Mike)
      Day 15 - Rest Day in Calgary (Mike)
      Day 16 - Calgary to Irricana (Mike)
      Day 17 - Irricana to Hanna (Mike)
      Day 18 - Hanna to Oyen (Mike)

Saskatchewan

      Day 19 - Oyen to Kindersley (Mike)
      Day 20 - Kindersley to Outlook (Mike)
      Day 21 - Outlook to Nokomis (Mike)
      Day 22 - Nokomis to Kelliher (Chris)
      Day 23 - Rest Day in Kelliher (Mike)
      Day 24 - Kelliher to The Lake of the Prairies (Mike)

Manitoba

      Day 25 - The Lake of the Prairies to Dauphin (Mike)
      Day 26 - Dauphin to Minnedosa (Mike)
      Day 27 - Minnedosa to Westbourne (Mike)
      Day 28 - Westbourne to Winnipeg (Chris)
      Day 29 - Rest Day in Winnipeg (Mike)
      Day 30 - Winnipeg to Elma (Mike)
      Day 31 - Elma to Clearwater, ON (Mike)

Ontario (Part One)

      Day 32 - Clearwater to Sioux Narrows (Mike)
      Day 33 - Sioux Narrows to Emo (Mike)

Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan

      Day 34 - Emo, ON to Orr, MN (Mike)
      Day 35 - Orr, MN to Duluth, MN (Mike)
      Day 36 - Duluth, MN to Poplar, WI (Mike)
      Day 37 - Poplar, WI to Hurley, WI (Mike)
      Day 38 - Hurley, WI to Wakefield, MI (Mike)
      Day 39 - Wakefield, MI to Trout Creek, MI (Mike)
      Day 40 - Trout Creek, MI to Marquette, MI (Mike)
      Day 41 - Marquette, MI to Seney, MI (Mike)
      Day 42 - Seney, MI to Tahquamenon, MI (Chris)
      Day 43 - Tahquamenon, MI to Sault Ste. Marie, ON (Chris)

Ontario (Part Deux)

      Day 44 - Rest Day in Sault Ste. Marie (Mike)
      Day 45 - Another Rest Day in Sault Ste. Marie (Mike)
      Day 46 - Sault Ste. Marie to Thessalon (Mike)
      Day 47 - Thsesalon to Serpent River (Mike)
      Day 48 - Serpent River to Espanola
      Day 49 - Espanola to Tobermory (Mike)
      Day 50 - Tobermory to Owen Sound (Mike)
      Day 51 - Owen Sound to Dundalk (Mike)
      Day 52 - Dundalk to Uxbridge
      Day 53 - Uxbridge to Brighton
      Day 54 - Brighton, ON to Brownville, NY

New York

      Day 55 - Brownville to Rome
      Day 56 - Rest Day in Rome
      Day 57 - Rome to Glimmerglass State Park
      Day 58 - Glimmerglass State Park to Saugerties
      Day 59 - Saugerties to Fort Montgomery
      Day 60 - Fort Montgomery to New York City


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