Canada : report

From June 20th to August 30th 2012
72 days which 50 of them on the bike
On the bicycle computer: 4547 km
8 crossings of the Continental Divide
3 flat tires
90,93 km in average per biked day (63,15 per total day)
Average speed: 17,6 km/h
Biggest day: 153,67 km
Smallest day: 7,60 km
Fastest day: 23,0 km/h
Slowest day: 11,2 km/h
Maximum speed: 67,6 km/h

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To Cassiar or not to Cassiar?

I was looking at that trail on my map for quite a few days. After the Dempster, Highway, why not another adventure, as if the Cassiar Highway was not enough. I had not yet begun the 720 kilometers of road that would take me further south into British Columbia as I wanted to follow the dotted line, south of Dease Lake, which led on a gravel road to the heights of Fort St. James. A kind of shortcut, at least, in kilometers, certainly not in time though. Moreover, it was closer to the Continental Divide. It’s only after Whitehorse that I saw that trail on my map, so looking for some more information about it on Internet was not an easy task.

This difficulty did not stop me from harassing Jörg on the potential of this shortcut trail, and it was likely that I might have to go it on my own if he would not agree.

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