Update: 2 Months After Cycling the Dempster Highway

October 28th, 2009

Looking back and looking ahead. Well it has been over a couple of months since I returned from my Yukon trip. I have been following the adventures of others on their Dempster rides since my return. I last saw Mary England at 4300 feet above sea level and the North Fork Pass. We shared a […]

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

August 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

July 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 […]

Countdown: three weeks before departure

July 13th, 2009

Three weeks to go and the planning continues… Part of the fun and excitement of going on a bike tour is the preparation. Being properly prepared can make or break your bicycle trip. There are a lot of excellent resources available to help you along the way; most of them can be accessed from the […]

David Raithby… Raising Awareness

June 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 […]