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North Korea testing the waters

Every few months or so, North Korea will make a statement to try to antagonize the United States. In a news release today, North Korea has claimed that they have turned the plutonium from 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods into nuclear weapons “to serve as a deterrent against increasing U.S. nuclear threats and to prevent ...

Who needs a weather forecast?

Instead of checking the weather forecast to see if it’s going to rain, all I need to do is to look out my back window. My next-door neighbors occasionally put their clothes on a line outside. But they seem to do it only when it’s either raining or when it’s going to rain. It also ...

Pictures from East Coast Trip

Here is a link to some pictures I have posted from my East Coast Dirt Bike Trip. Link

Toronto Beach Bum

I took my puppy for a run on the boardwalk along Lake Ontario this evening, and as I look down the horizon, I see the silhouette of a crashed bicycle with a human body lying on the ground. As I get closer, I notice it’s a bum. The bicycle was still on the boardwalk; the ...

MP3 player

I regret not taking an MP3 player on my trip. Time goes by a lot more slowly on a bike when you don’t have music. In general, after 2 hours of riding, I would start to go insane and I would sing outloud. Very loud too. I received some strange looks from cars passing by ...

Final Days: 8 and 9

It took me quite a long time to get out of Fredericton. It was raining, and my cheap Wal Mart rain gear had gotten ripped and shredded after my first encounter with rain in New Brunswick on the way the to the East Coast. So I rode to the local Fredericton Wal Mart and purchased ...

Day 7 – Friday

I arrived in Fredericton New Brunswick around 7PM Friday evening. I had quite an interesting ride there. It took me about 7 hours to get to Fredericton from Halifax, which is normally a 4 hour drive. While I was riding, it struck me that I haven’t checked my oil level. I thought it would be ...

Days 6 and 7

On Wednesday, I rode the ferry from PEI to Nova Scotia, it cost me $34 for a motorcycle. I can’t believe people on bicycles only pay $16. My motorcycle is almost as small as a bicycle. But toll booth Susan told me that because it has an engine, it costs $34. I arrived in Halifax ...

Days 4 and 5

After arriving in Charlottetown, I spent around 3 hours looking for a cheap hotel since the only hostel in Charlottetown was apparently closed down a couple months ago. I searched like crazy, I even went to the University of PEI to see if they had any rooms.. No luck, and every decent hotel/motel/inn in Charlottetown ...

Days 2 & 3

I finally arrived in Charlottetown PEI after 2 full days of riding. I left Montreal around 12:00PM yesterday, I was planning to get to Fredericton by 9:00 or so, but after around just over 500Kms of riding, it was pouring down pretty hard, it was dark out, and I seriously felt like my life was ...