The sunny days are getting shorter...and colder...but my father is getting closer to New Jersey!
My father has biked across the United States east to west and west to east, several times since the "Big 80's."
He has also made his way from New Jersey to Alaska, and Alaska to New Jersey via bicycle. He biked across England, and several European countries in the 90's.
Now, here at nj1015.com, you've been able to cross Canada with him, this summer.
He is in a sparsely populated area on this leg of his journey. Towns are small, and far in between. This translates into less updates from the road. As a matter of fact, he explains how he was fortunate to send his latest e-mail blast, as he opens:
This will be very brief. (A) family is letting me use their computer because I can't find a library open when I pass by.
I have reached Deep River, 80-85 KM east of North Bay.
Ron, Melinda & Alex have graciously let me join their meal, when I asked permission to sleep out back of a lumber storage building across the highway.
I have been peddling my butt off the last couple of days. (Big) hills (and) rough roads. Some head winds, but making very good progress.
Also am in great shape!"
It's "Labor Day" here in the states...but its not a national holiday in Canada...
So, you can be sure that my father is "laboring" today on the scenic Canadian roads, in his effort to return to New Jersey under pedal power!