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October 2018 – Still Cycling

The first week of October it rained every day from Monday to Friday. Was it time to bring the bikes in? By Thursday Ralf hadn’t cycled and was becoming a bear. If he doesn’t ride, even if it is in … Continue reading

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September 2018 Rides

September 2018 Ralf is working with the French Catholic School Board transporting children from as far away as Cardinal (35 kms) to the school in Brockville. Poor little tykes have to be on the bus at 7:00 in the morning. … Continue reading

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Settling Back Into a Routine-Aug 2018

We arrived home and discovered that Ontario has been suffering a heat wave. I had asked my neighbour to look after my plants by watering them ¼ of a cup water per week. I had an orchid which had a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Italy

What can we say about Italy? History abounds, graffiti is the national pastime, it is dirty and almost everyone smokes. There are no rules to ban smoking in restaurants although hotels had non-smoking rooms. We found the Italians to be … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Austria

We followed the R3 Inn route (Inn being the name of the river out of Passau) and the Alpe di Adria Cycle route from Salzburg to Vienna. We spent a lot of the time on country roads which was great … Continue reading

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