Donald Wiedman began exploring the countryside as a child growing up in the 1970s in St. Francois, Laval, Quebec. He continues to do so today around Toronto, Canada – exploring, mapping and sharing cycling routes via his popular BikesandTransit.com website of twenty 20+ bike rides around Lake Ontario’s ‘Golden Horseshoe’.
In his travels he has also explored the Roskilde Viking Museum outside Copenhagen. Cycled down the west coast of Denmark, along Scotland’s Outer Hebrides to The Stones of Callanish, and up the west coast of Newfoundland to L’Anse aux Meadows. He has also explored the Ottawa River by bike, cycling and camping up the Quebec side, and down the Ontario side between Ottawa and Pembroke.
A CYCLIST’S PERSPECTIVE OF VINLAND
Cycling the ‘countryside’ – as only long distance cyclists know – offers a different, more ‘real’ interaction with the geographical features of the surrounding landscape (than that experienced by those who travel at great speeds by car, truck or train).
The ups and downs and ever-changing look of shorelines, heart shaped rocks dotting a secluded beach, a tiny cliffside waterfall unlike any other – waterfront and riverside cyclists see (and feel) the shoreline much like The Norse would have seen it (and depended on it) from their ships and eight-man row boats.
Donald is a published (paid) in-print and online magazine writer, and career consultant and manager of not-for-profit communications, public relations, social media and media relations.
College – D.E.C.: Social Sciences, CEGEP Vanier, St. Laurent, Quebec.
University – BA: Film & Communications, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec.
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