Francois Cross Canada Adventure 2005 : Post Your Feedback

May 31, 2005 at 08:02PM
From: francois


From AnneGarber
Great going, dude! Remember, we're counting on you to plant the Ronin flag at the top of Mount Huji-huhu. You DID bring it, didn't you? Lots of love, AnneG.

Hi Anne,
good to hear from you dude. I forgot my ronin flag but instead I happen to have an Evalu8 flag with me which I will plan at Mount Huji-huhu if I ever manage to find said mountain. :-)

May 31, 2005 at 08:04PM
From: francois


From Charles
Nice going guys. Greenwood may be the smallest town but all Greenwoods have the biggest heart.

Carl's Dad

In carl's case, not only the biggest heart, but big lungs and strong legs too. That lad can sure bike fast up a hill. :-)

May 31, 2005 at 08:05PM
From: francois


From Ivan the Terrible
Hey, Francois,

Glad to see you're doing well on your great adventure. Hope all goes well.


Thanks Ivan :)

May 31, 2005 at 08:07PM
From: francois


From amyrobertson
Hello Frankie,

Wow, I think it's great! Congratulations on a start to a courageous challenge.

Jacob (2yrs) and I are going to be flying into Winnipeg on June 23rd to visit family just south of the border until July 4th. (And they call you nuts!) Maybe we could meet up for a beer if your in the area at the same time!? : )

Best of Luck!


P.S.May I recommend some face gear for the mosquitoes when you hit that area? Those suckers are HUGE around there!

Hi Amy,
I'd love to hook up in Winnipeg. Will e-mail you if it looks like our paths will cross.

Thanks for the recommendation regarding the mosquito protection. I will acquire some before hitting area :)

May 31, 2005 at 08:13PM
From: francois


From DavidSidhu
Impressive guys. Good on you to keep franco company. He needs all these memories to long for through the prairies!

Keep it up, and keep on having fun. I am with you in spirit - yeah and how much does that help your leg push the peddle?!$%&. I know, but hopefully the thought will be worth a push or two ;).

Hey Dave,
if you promise to get on your stationary bike and peddle 100KM per day, then I'll believe you when you say you are with us in spirit :). I hope all is well with you and your family.

Regarding Jim and Carl coming along. I thought it was a good thing but now I'm not so sure as these guys are pushing me hard :). In all seriousness, though, I'm realizing now that I don't think I could have done it so far without them. A fellow can accomplish much more when his buddies are there with him. Its good to have friends.

May 31, 2005 at 08:15PM
From: francois


From Kirsty
Francois, Carl & Jim - hope the rain wasn't too much for you today as you made your way towards Alberta!

Francois - all the best for the rest of your trip. I hope you have good tunes on the Ipod shuffle to keep you company during your solo journey onward.

Take care,

The rain today sucked, but in it all we somehow find humour and that keeps us all going.

The ipod shuffle is great but it stopped working today, likely because of the rain. I'm drying it out right now under a lamp and hopefully that will bring it back to life.

May 31, 2005 at 09:22PM
From: klaus

Hey, man, it seems you are doing OK despite the weather today. :p
Good job so far - even though I'm not writing much we are following your progress almost daily. Keep going, keep going, you have a long way to go! Say hi to Carl and Jim as well. Oh, yeah, and keep posting photos -- this is becoming our virtual tour across Canada.

hi to all other folks from Telus on this forum :D


May 31, 2005 at 10:34PM
From: anna
Way to Go

:) Looks like you're finishing the toughest part of Canada's mountain ranges. You're awesome. I hope you're doing well and that you're keeping hydrated. And remember that Mary-Anne is in Brooks AB. That's right off your route!!!

I'm curious, what's the grade like on that Summit? I haven't seen it yet, but I was told that just west of Anahim Lake BC where I had a circuit court, there's an 18% grade hill. I was told it is something.

May 31, 2005 at 10:50PM
From: Tosso's

Mark Brunett is the producer of most reality shows. Especially Survivor.

That's why I suggested producing your own show. :D

Anyways, glad that the sun wasn't pounding on you during that uphill climb.

Take it easy. Oh yes, my mom sends prayers out to you guys. You know mom, and her "Voodoo" :) .


May 31, 2005 at 11:12PM
From: Ivan the Terrible
Guess you've had some ups and downs....

Couldn't resist the pun about ups and downs, what with all your tales of going up and down those summits.

Anyway, to answer your question about "Mark Brunett", I would imagine the person who mentioned him meant "Mark Burnett", creator of the Eco-Challenge and Survivor tv shows.

And, if the iPod doesn't dry out, you can always start humming all those bits of famous tunes stuck in your brain somewhere (and you'll soon find out if you're crazy or not).... Here's a few choice tips appropriate to your trek.
On the Road Again
Just can't wait to get on the road again...

Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones. ...
Let's ride across Canada
Through the courtesy of Francois' two feet.

Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’
Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’
Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’
Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’

Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’
Though the streams are swollen
Keep them doggies rolling
Rain and wind and weather
Hell bent for leather
Wishing my girl was by my side
All the things I’m missin’
Good victuals, love and kissin’
Are waiting at the end of my ride