Cycling the Dempster Highway with David Raithby

Whitehorse: Sometimes, all the planning in the world can’t stop Mother Nature

août 12th, 2009

The smoke was so thick in Whitehorse last weekend that you couldn’t see the mountains. Dawson wasn’t much better. In fact, there are 32 forest fires burning right now…the result of a long dry hot summer….and there are countless more fires in Alaska too. Consequently, it made for very tough riding. I had to stop […]

Countdown: two weeks before departure

juillet 24th, 2009

Only a couple of weeks to go until the Dempster….. I am leaving Ontario on Tuesday and heading to the Yukon in Northern Canada. It has been well over a year since this idea first crept its way into my head. I figured I should be doing something significant to mark my 50th year and […]

Pre-trip: Ride to Conquer Cancer in Toronto

juin 23rd, 2009

Hello all Throughout the summer and across the country, there are a bunch charity rides to participate in. Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Ride to Conquer Cancer; a 2 day 200 km event in support of cancer research at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.  The first day started at […]

David Raithby… Raising Awareness

juin 15th, 2009

As I mentioned in my earlier post; part of the reason I am embarking on such an epic adventure is to raise awareness of the Three Rivers Region of the northern Yukon. I want to promote its preservation, hopefully bringing increased appreciation for this beautiful landscape and the need to protect it. The Dempster Highway […]