Montreal-New York City by bicycle (part one)

The first of two features on a north American cycle tour undertaken over the summer. Starting in cycle-friendly Montreal and Quebec’s routes vertes and camping on the shores of Lake Champlain, this episode ends with a mildly disturbing encounter with an over-talkative former NYPD officer and child abuse investigator.

Plus more from Paul Fournel’s Need for the Bike. This week he turns his attention to the question of the cyclist’s tan. If you buy the book online from Amazon using the link (left) Resonance gets some of the money. If you’d rather buy it from a shop, then choose the excellent Calder Bookshop in Waterloo. Music from Sharon Jones and the Daptones, Willie Nelson and R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders.

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  • http://eatbikenap.blogspot.com/ Dave

    Hey Jack,
    I’m so glad that you made it to Vermont, at least a little bit. Having ridden around the perimeter of Lake Champlain a few times, I find a distinctly more depressing social/cultural/economic vibe on the New York side.
    I’m always impressed with how flat it is north of the boarder, compared to the hills of Vermont and New York–a quick transition.
    Looking forward to the next installment!

  • Jon

    I got a real kick out of hearing your pal Ron’s route suggestions. I toured in the Adirondacks this past summer as well and think I saw the “You don’t want to go over here” spot.

  • Mat

    Hey Jack, Great show but somehow I feel I’m missing out a great story, if only I could understand a word the old dude at the campsite said. I’ve been meeaning to do some cycle touring for years – maybe you’ve just given me the inspiration to make this a New Year resolution.