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Month: September 2010

Thunder Bay, Here I Come!

Thunder Bay, Here I Come!

At 2865km, I’ve passed Winnipeg about 500km ago.  Nothing was really missed there.  The Ontario border was about 400km away and today I coming up near Upsala.  Upsal….what?  Yep theres a name for anything.  Wiki says:

Upsala is a township in Thunder Bay District in northwestern Ontario. It is located on the Trans-Canada Highway, Highway 17, 142 km west of Thunder Bay. It was named after the city of Uppsala in Sweden. When established in 1882, Upsala was an important fuel and water stop for trains travelling on the then newly constructed Canadian Pacific Railway system. The Upsala area is situated just north of Lac des Mille Lacs, which was an important fur trade waterway and today is home to many fishing and hunting resorts.


Thunder Bay is in my sights and well within my goals of 3000km for the year.  I’m considering traveling Route 66 next year for a new virtual tour adventure.  Sorry Canada, the prairies killed me due to the lack of adventure and diversity.  You’re just too boring!!!!!  

In a month, I can work wonders

In a month, I can work wonders

Has it been a month and half already?  Over the last month, I’ve ridden 2,826km and 117hours in the saddle.  I’ll update my virtual tour next post.  The marquee event for me was the Granfondo which was from Vancouver to Whistler. It was astounding and certainly surreal  to be riding the Sea to Sky Hwy without the worries of cars going 100km/hour.  It was well worth the money and I’ll probably go in it next year.

Position Bib Name Team name Start time Split 1 Split 1 Pos. Split 2 Split 2 Pos. Finish time Elapsed time Avg speed (KM/H) Compare
1653 2274 Warren Hansen Fancy Beer 7:12:32 02:39:10 3150 03:28:34 1246 12:11:46 04:59:14 25.22