So I have been wanting to post some updates and pics lately but as usual have been busy, getting out cycling as much as possible, while keeping up with all the day to day stuff.
Route planning is almost complete, I figure a few more hours (I literally have DAYS of work in this planning) and I should have us back home. Few notes about the trip plan. For a bit we were toying with the idea of skipping Newfoundland, we really didnt want to take the ferry for 16 hours and have 1-day to travel from the Argentina ferry landing to St-John’s. After much deliberation we decided (once again) to cross to Port Aux Basques and do the full 900ish KM through Newfoundland. In addition we decided to do a bit more of Nova Scotia, so we will be doing an extra 300+ KM and following the Cabot Trail through Cape Breton, NS. This is supposed to be beautiful and this may sound silly but our touring bikes are Norco Cabot (named after the trail) so it feels like it was meant to be.
Once the trip is planned out, I am going to write up about it and post the places where we are planning to stop for a night. We will be looking to contact friends, family, relatives, etc to see if there are back yards we can crash in (and warm showers too!)
So last but not least for now is the good news. If you have followed for a bit you might know that it was looking a bit dicey to get the time off of work to do this trip. Yesterday I had a meeting with a member of the Board here who speaks for the board and gave the blessing for me to take the almost 3 months off of work to do this! That was for sure a big sigh of relief for me.
Next is to start some heavier training. Julie and I have a trip planned for September 29th to October 6th. That will likely be the subject of my next blog!