Tag Archive: train

“Is that a folding bike?” A train and cycle adventure in Western Canada

TRAVEL BLOG – A one-month train and folding bike journey around British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

What I know for sure

Can we share an Oprah moment? I ask because a hefty issue of O Magazine kept me company on a recent bike trip in September and one of its topics kept bouncing around… Continue reading

Cycling Alberta’s Trans Canada Trail and Iron Horse Trail

The western province of Alberta boasts four TransCanada Trail multi-use trails. We explore two sections of the trail: by bicycle on Edmonton’s River Valley Parks, and by ATV on the northeastern Iron Horse rail trail.

A “gonzo” rail and bike trip around Western Canada

Being on a train is like riding a bicycle: it’s slow, social, historic, and rebellious What is it about trains? And what was it about a train journey into western Canada that yanked… Continue reading

Dahon’s Speed TR and MU XL fold for bus and rail travel

Folding bikes lead to greener pastures “Hey!” bellowed a voice across the Jasper train platform, “Is that one of those collapsible bikes?” Michelle and I had just gotten off VIA Rail’s westbound line… Continue reading

Cycling New Zealand photo gallery

“Why cycle North Island?” asks an incredulous Auckland bike mechanic True: it’s expensive, hilly, and the cars drive really fast. But I cycled a few areas of the North Island independently for a… Continue reading

Nootka Sound aboard the cargo ship M.V. Uchuck

Step aboard the MV Uchuck, a working vessels that services fish farms, logging camps and fishing lodges on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island. Bring your bicycle or your kayak.

Urban Orienteering on the Central Valley Greenway

The spring I turned 35, I found out that four ligaments join the bottom half of my leg to the top, and that when two of them snap on a damned bike descent… Continue reading