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New Video: Cycling North America!

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jan - 07 - 2016

While waiting for me new bike for the African Adventure to arrive, I managed to put together this video from my ride through North America last summer. A big and heartfelt thank you to all who helped making it possible! North America, 9495 Kilometers, 150 Days, 10 Countries, by bicycle… From Panama to Canada –  [ Read More ]

Categories: Canada, USA

Day 1812 – 1814: Celebrations in St. John’s

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 29 - 2015

I was waking up in Gus’s beautiful house in St. John’s with a smile on my face – slowly starting to grasp that I had actually made it all the way from Patagonia to Newfoundland by bicycle. From one end of the world to another, what an adventure! I felt even luckier that I was  [ Read More ]

Categories: Canada

Day 1811, Bellevue – St. John’s: The End of America!

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 28 - 2015

Distance: 128.5 km Ride time: 7:26:37 Average: 17.3 km/h Max speed: 53.6 km/h Total: 43741 km As I have done so many times lately, I thanked Ruth and Jim for such an incredible show of hospitality before I left in the morning. Newfoundland rocks šŸ™‚ It was not just any day on the road today.  [ Read More ]

Categories: Canada

Day 1810, Port Blandford – Bellevue Beach: Newfie Hospitality

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 27 - 2015

Distance: 109.7 km Ride time: 5:47:45 Average: 18.9 km/h Max speed: 50.0 km/h Total: 43610 km When I looked out the window from my B&B room the rain had finally stopped. This was a good thing as I’m not sure I could have mentally handled another day of wet cycling. Instead I was enjoying the  [ Read More ]

Categories: Canada

Day 1809, Gander – Port Blandford: No Such Thing as Bad Weather

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 27 - 2015

Distance: 122.6 km Ride time: 6:29:49 Average: 18.9 km/h Max speed: 53.3 km/h Total: 43498 km I was having my morning coffee in Tim Horton’s as I was waiting for the rain outside to stop. I would have to wait for a long time… When I grew impatient I reverted to the old saying: “There  [ Read More ]

Categories: Canada

Day 1808, Badger – Gander: The Haunted Campsite

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 27 - 2015

Distance: 137.6 km Ride time: 6:59:25 Average: 19.7 km/h Max speed: 42.1 km/h Total: 43369 km Cycling around the world is not all glamour and girls in bikini… It’s also eating peanut butter sandwiches by the road side in the rain. Oh well, I have certainly had my share of sunshine over the last years  [ Read More ]

Categories: Canada

Day 1807, Howley – Badger: 500 km to go…

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 27 - 2015

Distance: 118.3 km Ride time: 6:50:52 Average: 17.3 km/h Max speed: 40.3 km/h Total: 43222 km I woke up next to the road, and after spending all day cycling, I also put up my tent next to it by night – today was all business out here on the Trans Canadian Highway. In the town  [ Read More ]

Categories: Canada

Day 1806, Corner Brook – Howley: Moose Country

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 26 - 2015

Distance: 101.5 km Ride time: 4:32:46 Average: 22.3 km/h Max speed: 46.8 km/h Total: 43101 km Visiting L’Anse aux Meadows had almost been a religious experience. Today it was back to everyday life. After returning my rental car I was back on two wheels. Luckily the crazy rain from yesterday had stopped, and I was  [ Read More ]

Categories: Canada

Day 1805, L’Anse aux Meadows: In the Footsteps of Leif Erikson

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 23 - 2015

Lā€™Anse aux Meadows. A name with a fascinating sound to me. Not so much because of the interesting mix between French and English, but because of the history of the location. It was right here, way up on the northern tip of Newfoundland, that the Viking Leif Erikson arrived by boat some 1000 years ago.  [ Read More ]

Categories: Canada

Day 1804, Heatherton – Corner Brook: Looking for the Newfies

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Dec - 23 - 2015

Distance: 110.2 km Ride time: 6:29:15 Average: 17.0 km/h Max speed: 49.7 km/h Total: 42989 km It’s remote cycling up here on Newfoundland! Not really as remote as the Australian outback or the Andes mountains, but getting close; since leaving Port aux Basques yesterday I have only seen a few houses. In fact I was  [ Read More ]

Categories: Canada