Lyle McLeod - Member Profile - CycleBlaze

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Lyle McLeod


Title Ratings
Before the Ice Age 198
9 1/2 Weeks 3714
Hey Buddy, You're Going the Rhone Way 91
Get It While It Lasts... 296
And Then We Pedalled...... 287


Kirsten and I have been happily married for just over 30 years now, and have toured off and on throughout. Our tours were mostly 1-3 weeks at a time  in Europe and the Canadian Rockies, sometimes with our kids (on tandems) and sometimes just the two of us. I retired 4 years ago (May 2015) and since then we've undertaken a 2 - 3 month extended tour every second year. In 2015 it was a cross Canada trip, fulfilling a lifelong dream that both of us harbored. In 2017 we set out to cycle the EV6 route from the French Atlantic coast to the Black Sea. We lost interest in that route in Serbia so we turned west and headed to the Adriatic and  the Alps and ended up cycling back to Frankfurt to catch our flight home. Overall a great trip and a great route change decision. Some of the best parts of that trip were after we headed back north-west. It was during that trip that we discovered the beauty of some of the long distance routes in Germany and hit upon the idea of a Copenhagen to southern Italy trip. 

That's the 2019 trip that we will be posting here, our first on Cycleblaze/ We have journals for three other trips (Cross Canada, EV6 Modified and The Rhone) that might make it over here some day.

We live in Canmore Alberta, nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and are very active Warm Showers hosts. Maybe we'll see some of you if you pass through our town!

Kirsten at Signal Hill, St John's NFLD Sept 2015
Lyle at Signal Hill, St John's NFLD Sept 2015