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In the summer of 2007 I biked over 9000km from Victoria, BC to St. John’s Newfoundland. The purpose of the trip was simply for me to see Canada. Not to raise money for some sort of charity like some other cyclists who cross Canada (I was asked about this many times). I had hardly seen any of the country prior to this trip and in January 2007 decided this would be the way to rectify that. The idea of doing so by bike came from my Uncle’s bike touring in the past. I’ve always enjoyed biking but it had always been limited to a useful form of transportation to school, early morning swim practices, work, and to everywhere else until this trip.

The trip was split in two parts. The first being a short 3 day ride on Vancouver Island from Victoria to Nanaimo and then to my home in Port Moody after taking the ferry. And the second part, leaving a week later after I graduated from SFU, took me all the way from Port Moody to St. John’s on the east coast of Newfoundland.

I brought a journal and camera with me to document the trip and have translated those into a blog and photo gallery. I also had a bike computer/spedometer to keep daily stats and a GPS to keep track of my route.