Author Archives: Lisa Stokes

About Lisa Stokes

I am a stay-at-home mother of four whose hobbies include photography, quilting and cycling. I have recently started to advocate for better cycling infrastructure in my community. I am photographer and librarian at the Brampton Quilters' Guild. I build and maintain a community ice rink in my local park.

#OttawaBramptonOdysseyCycle – Port Hope to Ajax With an Escort

I am a member of the Brampton Cycling Advisory Committee and was fortunate to be able to attend the 2016 Bike Summit as a representative of the committee.  While I was there I met Joe Arruda, a commuter cyclist promoting … Continue reading

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#OttawaBramptonOdysseyCycle – Belleville to Port Hope – Headwinds

This blog post is late since Rani kept me up late talking and when I tried to upload pictures, I found that the internet at Summerville Bed and Breakfast in Port Hope was inadequate. I found the following day of … Continue reading

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#OttawaBramptonOdysseyCycle – Kingston to Belleville – A Day of Contrasts

The day dawned overcast with a light rain. We faced the disappointment of knowing that John would not be able to ride with us today, due to his damaged ankle, and the concern that he might not be able to … Continue reading

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#OttawaBramptonOdysseyCycle – Merrickville to Kingston

Today was probably the best day of cycling I have ever had. I think all the others on this trip agree. The day started with breakfast at 7 AM on the second floor of the 1840 Guest House in Merrickville. … Continue reading

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#OttawaBramptonOdysseyCycle – Ottawa to Merrickville 

The day started with breakfast in John’s and Jim’s room, packing suitcases, getting suitcases into the trailer, bikes down to the parking lot from the rooms, ensuring nothing was left behind and checking out. The original plan was to head … Continue reading

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#OttawaBramptonOdysseyCycle – Retail Therapy, Carbo Loading and Shenanigans

Once again, we started the day with an excellent breakfast provided by Jim. We ended up eating in his and John’s room on the 17th floor, but I did get a picture of the view from the common room where … Continue reading

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#OttawaBramptonOdysseyCycle – Meeting and Tour Day – Ottawa

What a busy day we had today. We started the day with the great breakfast in the common room on the 17th floor of the residence at the University of Ottawa where we are staying. Jim went shopping this morning … Continue reading

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