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Leslie and Rob Cooke


Title Ratings
Our slow roll around Canada 2022 - Part 1 129
Mini tour to Baca, Yucatan on our new folding bikes 71
Escaping the smoke 92


We are Leslie and Rob, a couple in our 60's, seeking adventures in our retirement.  We live in the beautiful Okanagan, British Columbia where we spend the warmer months but head to Mexico when it's cold enough to turn the furnace on. 

Feeling warm in Merida, Yucatan

I am new to cycling only having just learnt to ride a bike at 60, but Rob did a fair amount of cycling in his teens before he obtained his license and it was far cooler driving around in a car than riding a bike.

Rob's bike - a Phillips 10 speed racing bike

We own a Bike Friday Tandem and a couple of Bike Friday singles which are a lot of fun to ride.

A handy guy to have around
On the Galloping Goose Trail near Sooke BC

We've just purchased a couple of folding Benotto Bikes which we use while in Merida Mexico.  They are a lot lighter than the Bike Fridays being made out of aluminum.

This past summer 2021 we went on our first multi-day tour on Vancouver Island and had a wonderful time.  It has us itching for more.    

My friend Debbra giving me some encouragement
We can't seem to get a decent set of tires here in Merida

Our YouTube Channel if you are interested in viewing some videos of our adventures.