I was thinking about what to call our blog and thought about two of my favourite blogs that I read about people crossing Canada, the routes they took, their adventures and the people they met along the way. The Wanderers and Dino Rock ~ I found these blogs, with several others on the Bike Ride Across Canada web site. These sites were extremely informative and entertaining. Several blogs were listed there ~ all special to their riders. I wanted ours to have a meaningful title to us. I mulled it over for days about what our blog could be called.
I thought it would be neat to have a picture of a “part” of our bikes that were taking us across Canada. The background picture on our blog is the crank on my new Devinci Cross bike. When I took the picture I started to look at it blown up and noticed it had the letters FSA stamped on it. FSA ~ full speed ahead. Then it came to me, Chambers ÷ Chambers Full Speed Ahead Crankin’ ‘Cross Canada, I loved it!
Why include our “Vancouver to Calgary 1200 km in 10 days” bike ride from 2011 with our son, Ryan? It was an incredible trip the first time and we decided not to re-do this distance. We are continuing from Calgary, leaving from Ryan and Marie’s house and adding those 10 days on to the eastern provinces.
We are looking forward to sharing our adventure with our family and friends, and maybe even someone else who is planning this “big ride.” Please, be sure to drop us a note . . . . we’ll look forward to hearing from you!