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June 05, 2005 at 11:41PM
From: ksuleman
Congrats on reaching AB

Hey Fracois,
Congrats on making it to AB, only..... . 10 more borders to cross including.... France??

Take care, sounds like you are having a quiet adventure, happy travels, we are all thinking about you from time to time,
Karim


June 06, 2005 at 12:27AM
From: Ivan the Terrible
Kids songs and winds in Pincher Creek

Francois,

I know what you mean about finding yourself singing kids songs. Fortunately, mine are now old enough that their songs are beginning to be something I can happily listen too (my son listens to the same Def Leppard cd from our cd collection every night; my daughter listens to the Shrek 2 soundtrack or a Hilary Duff cd that is actually better than I had hoped).

Funny that you ended up stopping in Pincher Creek; that's where my wife Phaedra's relatives live. And I know all to well about the winds in that area; you're just lucky that you didn't get a foot of snow falling on you (that's what happened there about 3 or 4 years ago around this same time of year, when Phaedra had rented a Mustang convertible to go to her oldest cousin's high school grad in Pincher Creek).

Anyway, here's to living vicariously through you. Bon voyage, mon ami, le voyageur.


June 06, 2005 at 06:11AM
From: francois

Quote:

From Ivan the Terrible
Francois,

I know what you mean about finding yourself singing kids songs. Fortunately, mine are now old enough that their songs are beginning to be something I can happily listen too (my son listens to the same Def Leppard cd from our cd collection every night; my daughter listens to the Shrek 2 soundtrack or a Hilary Duff cd that is actually better than I had hoped).

Funny that you ended up stopping in Pincher Creek; that's where my wife Phaedra's relatives live. And I know all to well about the winds in that area; you're just lucky that you didn't get a foot of snow falling on you (that's what happened there about 3 or 4 years ago around this same time of year, when Phaedra had rented a Mustang convertible to go to her oldest cousin's high school grad in Pincher Creek).

Anyway, here's to living vicariously through you. Bon voyage, mon ami, le voyageur.


Pincher Creek definitely has some strong winds, but I think those winds will help me today. Its 7am MST on June 6th right now and I just peeked outside the window to find rain and a strong wind blowing from west to east. The weather network shows those winds to be currently at 28KM/H. The forecast calls for sun and clouds for the afternoon along with a stronger wind coming from the west so if I wait until then I might be able to sail into Lethbridge or perhaps Taber.

Snow would indeed be bad, so yes I'm fortunate not to have any. It also seems that the tornado watch warning has been removed from the area.


June 06, 2005 at 06:14AM
From: francois

Quote:

From ksuleman
Hey Fracois,
Congrats on making it to AB, only..... . 10 more borders to cross including.... France??

Take care, sounds like you are having a quiet adventure, happy travels, we are all thinking about you from time to time,
Karim


Thanks Karim :-)
the most difficult terrain is behind me now and now its all about the weather and the wind. Seems there's a lot of unstable weather along my route right now but I think there will be enough breaks that I can keep going.


June 06, 2005 at 06:25AM
From: francois

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From Ben
Hi,

My dad showed me this site yesterday. I really like the pictures of the mountains and tunnels. I just recently learned to ride my bike and when I see that you can ride yours to all these places, I want to get on my bike and do the same.

I think my dad would like to be with you on his big bike. It is not a fast bike, but I think he could do it. Maybe when I get bigger I can go with my dad on a big bike ride just like you.

Ben.


Hi ben
thanks for stopping by and visiting my website. I'm really pleased to hear of your interest in cycling. Your dad has been telling of your great progress on the bike.

Did you see the picture of the big truck that I saw yesterday? It was really huge!


June 06, 2005 at 12:35PM
From: amir

hey Francois,

just talked to Carl, and he was telling me about some cool experiences you guys had along the way!!

I must say this whole adventure is VERY inspiring!

I started biking recently, and I too average about 100 km...
...in 3 days :) :) :)

Good luck, have fun, and stay safe!!!


June 06, 2005 at 03:13PM
From: francois

Quote:

From amir
hey Francois,

just talked to Carl, and he was telling me about some cool experiences you guys had along the way!!

I must say this whole adventure is VERY inspiring!

I started biking recently, and I too average about 100 km...
...in 3 days :) :) :)

Good luck, have fun, and stay safe!!!

Hey Amir,
thanks for stopping by and posting on the site, its good to hear from you.
I actually only started cycling regularly 3 years ago when I left TELUS. It helped me shed several pounds and I fell in love with it. If you find the idea of this kind of trip cool I suggest you immediately quit your job and just do it. Ok, just kidding :), but I do recommend doing it if you can somehow get the time.

Incidentally, one family thats currently cycling across canada did in fact quit their job, and sold their house and most of their posessions in order to do the trip. You can read more about them at the following URL:

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journal/?o=as&doc_id=762&v=1e8


June 06, 2005 at 07:51PM
From: Tosso's
Smiles out to you....

Hey Francois,

Congrats on finishing B.C. On to the next province. I am assuming that the next two provinces will be much easier to ride. Hopefully you will luck out with the weather. :rolleyes:

I was trying to explain to Jacob what you were up to. He loves to look at your pictures. He said he wanted to ride his bike too. But when I told him how far you were going he changed his mind. I told him it was past Winnipeg; he is not to fond of going back to winnipeg. He also noted that his Auntie Anna no longer lives there. :)

Looking at your diary it seems that A&W has become your new best friend. :p

Anyways, everybody says hello. Can't wait for your next diary entry.

TTYL OLga


June 06, 2005 at 08:33PM
From: francois

Quote:

From Tosso's
Hey Francois,

Congrats on finishing B.C. On to the next province. I am assuming that the next two provinces will be much easier to ride. Hopefully you will luck out with the weather. :rolleyes:

I was trying to explain to Jacob what you were up to. He loves to look at your pictures. He said he wanted to ride his bike too. But when I told him how far you were going he changed his mind. I told him it was past Winnipeg; he is not to fond of going back to winnipeg. He also noted that his Auntie Anna no longer lives there. :)

Looking at your diary it seems that A&W has become your new best friend. :p

Anyways, everybody says hello. Can't wait for your next diary entry.

TTYL OLga

Hey Olga,
thanks :) If the weather improves I think the remaining provinces will be easier indeed. I will likely have to stay put tomorrow as the its supposed to continue raining and the temperature will remain cool.

A&W has indeed become a regular stop, especially for breakfast. You can actually get eggs over-easy at A&W whereas all other fast food places serve only the mc-sandwich type of breakfast.

Please say hi to the whole family and ask Jacob if he likes the big truck I saw in Sparwood.


June 06, 2005 at 08:42PM
From: marissa
Me again...

Dude,

glad you are doing well despite all the unfortunate weather problems. I hope the motel has good movies playing while you wait out the storm.

The kids are doing very well in the blistering heat of Ontario and thinking of you often as we look at your site together. I like the pictures of all the travellers and locals you have met, that is very cool and i'm very jealous of the all the fun you are having...but you deserve it...(excuse me while i 'yahk')

:) keep up the peddling!
m.