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  1. Back to reality.

    August 29, 2011 by admin

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    Leah spent the morning sitting in a classroom going through orientation for personal training at Nait (meanwhile daydreaming about her next adventure) while Amy spent the morning sleeping in, breaking her record by sleeping till 12:30 pm!
    We shared the afternoon by checking out our new home (by bike of course!) and realizing that out lives will be vastly different from the one we’ve been living these last two months. Looks like some thrift shopping is in order, only this time it will be for beds, dressers, and desks! Ecclesiastes 3 sums up these chapters in life very nicely! We are excited for this next step in life, and to continue growing (but glad it won’t just be our thighs). So this pretty much sums up our trip I guess. We have enjoyed sharing this amazing trip with all of you virtually and face-to-face with some of you! Hope to share our next adventure with your lovely selfs again soon! Thanks for sticking with us, as we tried to give you the best picture of our trip, though nothing is like the REAL thing. And for our Alberta friends and family, we look forward to some quality time with ya’all! Keep in touch (we’d love to hear about and be a follower of YOUR adventures!)
    Love, smiles, and bicycle wheels,
    Amy (av@amyvisser.com) and Leah (adambacon99@hotmail.com)


  2. So we’re curious….

    August 29, 2011 by admin

    Hey readers of all ages and from all parts of the world (or country!) After running into MANY people that know us virtually through this blog, and have followed us this summer (some to the extent that we might call you creepy… Just kidding, we enjoy it) we would love to give you the opportunity to say hello. Please leave a comment below if you fall into the blog-following category! Whatever you feel comfortable with, even just your name is great! Consider this to be our official guestbook! And if you leave your address, you might even get a little something in the mail! Thanks!


  3. Home sweet home

    August 29, 2011 by admin

    Well, we arrived home in record time, yesterday morning at 6:30 am. We took a couple hour break with the Vaag family that we stayed with before in Falcon Lake, but otherwise we drove straight through! The back seat made a descent bed so we rotated driving and sleeping. Amazing that it can take 3 days or 2 months to cross the country depending on your mode of transportation! It was really neat to drive home, on parts of the route that we bicycled on, noting the elevation changes and shoulders and seeing things from a very different perspective. So, the drive home was great! We surprised Leah’s parents, had a great breakfast of pancakes, went to church here in town and enjoyed a day of rest before reality. And of course, we had to take some pictures…

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  4. Found the bikes!

    August 29, 2011 by admin

    They were just where we left them, so we packed them up with us! If you don’t know the story, you can find it in one of our earlier entries!

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  5. Final count

    August 26, 2011 by admin

    We did 6,500km!!!!! (we don’t know the exact amount, but we estimated.)

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  6. 5 things we would have liked to do/see

    August 26, 2011 by admin

    1. Eat out less.
    2. Amy would have liked to buy a vintage bike in Halifax.
    3. We would have liked not to have a dead line.
    4. It would have been cool to use warmshowers more often.
    5. We would have liked to go to Cape Breton, PEI, and Newfoundland.


  7. 5 thing we will do when we get home.

    August 26, 2011 by admin

    1. Amy is biking from Edmonton to Westlock.
    2. Leah is going to school and Amy is looking for a job (Maybe)
    3. We are moving out together with 4 other girls and living carless.
    4. Loosing are tans/evening them out.
    5. See people we care about.


  8. 5 things that made us laugh

    August 26, 2011 by admin

    1. We were biking up and down hills all day, and near the end of the day we were flying down a steep hill and in front of us was the BIGGEST uphill ever, and we laughed.
    2. Leah said something funny at dinner one time and it was gut wrenching funny.
    3. We felt like we were playing a real life video game some days, and laughed at are near death experiences.
    4. By the end of the trip we started saying the same things at the same time. And Amy started saying random morbid things like Leah does and Leah started to impersonate what she felt like Amy does.
    5. Are excessive dirtyness and smellyness.


  9. 5 things we would bring next time

    August 26, 2011 by admin

    1. Less stuff: No rain pants, no fleece (for Amy), no wind breaker (for Leah), no gortex socks (for Amy), less socks, no spoke or chain tools, no cards, no water filter pills, less tubes, no fenders.
    2. Power hub to charge IPhone.
    3. A easy reading book.
    4. A mosquito head net, so we could sleep outside.
    5. Perfume.
    6. There is a 6th category… A pot handle, but our way did make every meal exciting!


  10. A taste of what we saw on the road (yes, we kept track)

    August 26, 2011 by admin

    The wildlife…
    Bears |
    Deer ||||| ||||| ||||| ||||| |||
    Rodents ||||| ||||| ||||| ||||| ||||| ||||| ||||| ||
    Wild horse |
    Snakes |||||
    Coyotes ||
    Canadian geese ( countless )
    Turtle |
    Moose, and beavers 0 ( disappointing)

    Other random sightings…
    Roadkill 215 ( too many to tally)
    Gloves 103 ” ”
    Shoes/ sandals ||||| ||||| ||||| ||||| ||||| ||||| |
    Socks ||||| ||
    Other Touring cyclists 84
    Boxers ||||
    Lady gaga cd |
    Hats ||||| ||||| ||
    Diapers ||||| ||
    Broom ||
    Tic tacs |
    Pile of Barf |
    Phone booth |
    Yoga mat |
    Pair of shoes |
    Motorbike in a tree |
    Cooler |
    Calculator |
    Goggles |
    Shorts |
    Rubber container |||
    Bowl |
    Bird hit by car |
    Plate |
    Water floatie |
    Glasses ||||| ||
    Computer ||
    Foamie |
    backpack |
    Bra |

    As well as countless bungee chords, rubber tires, canadian geese, tire flaps, garbage, recyclables, pee in bottles, and tire flap guards.