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The author was born in a small town near Winnipeg, Canada in 1929. In such an "open-air" environment, he developed a deep love for the outdoors, and cycling became an enjoyable part of that life. During adolescence, a bike was his basic form of transport, initially during school days, followed by riding to university, even during the deep cold of prairie winters in Manitoba. Occasionally, weekend cycle touring holidays were organised with friends to lakes of the Shield Country in north east Manitoba. After a working life, travelling the world in the oil industry, the author settled in Australia, and on retirement in 1998, again seriously resumed his love of cycle touring. Included in this website are memoirs of his retirement, bike travels in Canada, South America and Europe. More will be appended when the Australian, New Zealand and any future travels are written up. Enjoy the ride!