Day 12 – Dunnville, Ontario to Port Bruce, Ontario

Today was a good day. 

We were delighted with the clouds that stuck around all day – they made for a cool ride! The other most important factor in our success today was all the food we ate. I ate at least double what I would typically eat in a day, and I didn’t even come close to Aidan. 

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a day enjoyable. We couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit Radical Road! 

Luckily, we tend to bike at virtually the same pace all day, which makes everything go smoothly. I’ve learned that any time I have to wait up for Aidan, I’m in for some entertainment – he’s most likely found something on the side of the road worth turning around for. Today it was reins. I pulled over, and soon Aidan pedaled by, grinning. “Behold my chariot!”

Note the grass reins and the comfortable seat. 

It’s always fun to make it to a goal, whether that be a certain destination or a certain distance. We rode 100 (technically 100.2) miles today, and now get to enjoy Lake Erie for another night! The sky is so clear, and I’m looking forward to the stars coming out! 

10 thoughts on “Day 12 – Dunnville, Ontario to Port Bruce, Ontario

  1. Laura/Mom June 29, 2016 / 2:11 am

    Oh my gosh, “Behold my chariot??” He is hilarious.
    Congrats on your first 100-mile day! That is so cool!


  2. Al June 29, 2016 / 3:26 am

    Great that you’ve made it to Canada! A century even! You guys are flying! Happy Trails! Al


  3. Tom Powell June 29, 2016 / 9:19 am

    100 miles?? That’s amazing. How’s the traffic up there?


    • bikesoveramerica June 29, 2016 / 11:44 am

      The traffic isn’t bad, we’ve mostly been on really quiet roads!


  4. Greg Murphy June 29, 2016 / 10:58 am

    I have never met either of you but I have moved your website up my favorites list just below the New York Times. I am friends with Aidans Mom from our days at Geneseo in the Seventies. Upon graduating college my brother and I did the same bicycle trip cross country. We also went east to west cutting through Canada and then North via the upper peninsula of Michigan ending on the coast of Oregon. Pre digital age our trip was not nearly as well documented as yours but the memories of the adventure have lasted a lifetime. What you’re doing is fantastic and I look forward to daily updates. PS. It looks like your carrying a ton of stuff. I recall carefully weeding out the luggage and mailing it home till it weighed less than 35 pounds.


    • bikesoveramerica June 29, 2016 / 11:40 am

      That’s so great! Glad you’re enjoying the blog. 🙂
      We did send some gear home, but decided food is worth the weight. 35 pounds is impressive!


  5. marilyn bratt June 30, 2016 / 1:18 am

    Great, amazing day!!!!!!!! Good for you both. I love the reins!!!!!! Ride on!!!!!!


  6. Yvonne Brooks June 30, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    I hope all Canadians were as open and friendly as my niece Mary and her family. I am very proud of her. Bike Safe for the rest of your Journey

    Liked by 1 person

    • bikesoveramerica June 30, 2016 / 4:41 pm

      Everyone we met was so nice! But Mary and her family definitely stood out. 🙂 We hope to cross paths again sometime!


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