Archive for June 2011

In the afterglow   Leave a comment


Posted June 25, 2011 by remilake in Uncategorized

Made it to the Model Town of the North   Leave a comment

Satisfaction smile in completing the trek

 The model town comes complete with a circle and a park nearby. The Kapuskasing Inn may be gone now but the memories live on. The Kapuskasing Reunion is just around the corner so let’s relax and enjoy the big party. (185)

Three albums formed the pillars of the coffee house known as “The Hovel”. Crosby,Stills & Nash…Music from Big Pink…and Green River

Posted June 25, 2011 by remilake in Uncategorized

Into the heart of the “Drunken Forests of Northern Ontario”   Leave a comment

My good buddy Joe and I

Slid into Fauquier from the smooth this afternoon on the third of the last four legs of my trek. My friend Joe has motivated me to live a healthier lifestyle.  I’m also inspired by(my better half)Debbie and of course our nomadic son sam. (185)

Posted June 24, 2011 by remilake in Uncategorized

Smooth on in   Leave a comment

A rare sighting, riding the bicycle without a helmet

Another 30 Kms brings me to just past Smooth Rock Falls…still have a few friends left in the smooth…a good friend of mine was married in the smooth. (185)

Posted June 24, 2011 by remilake in Uncategorized

Drifting along in Driftwood   Leave a comment

View from Burton Bridge

The first of four legs of 30km each to get to Kapuskasing leaves me in Driftwood. Had to add the best lyrical song of all time(186)

Posted June 23, 2011 by remilake in Uncategorized

Another important junction at Cochrane ON   Leave a comment

Nashwaak River

Another 50km of cycling brings me to the town of Cochrane ON. Cochrane is also the birth place of Tim Horton, who was  a Toronto Maple Leaf hockey player before starting the infamous coffee and donut shop. The choice here is to go to the north towards Moosonee or northwest towards Kapuskasing. If you’re going on the “Polar Bear Express” then you have to change trains here and head towards Moosonee. Thankfully I never made that choice and stayed on my route home to Kapuskasing.(188)

Posted June 18, 2011 by remilake in Uncategorized

Small places are rich with reflective stories   Leave a comment

Northward view from the Nashwaak Train Bridge

Another 35 km puts me in the small community of Porquis Junction. Forty years ago, a friend and I were trying to hitchhike from Kapuskasing to Toronto, however we started out a tad late. We made it to Porquis Junction by late afternoon and decided to purchase train tickets from there to Toronto. We had some time to kill so we entered the “Canada House”, a  local tavern near the train station. We met some local regulars and proceeded to win several beers while playing pool and shuffleboard against them. They claimed that they rarely lose, however we bought them a round of beers just for being such good sports. We hopped onto the train and went directly to the bar car and had a great time all the way to North Bay. We hopped off in North Bay and purchased tickets to Toronto. When we arrived in Toronto, we cashed in the portion from Porquis Junction to North Bay because the train conductor hadn’t collected our tickets. Free Ride (188)

Posted June 17, 2011 by remilake in Uncategorized