A great friend of ours Andrew Wilson was at Auckland International Airport to share some time with us before we departed New Zealand bound for the land of the Maple Leaf, Canada.

We have a lot in common in the sense of travel. Many a conversation has been had swapping experiences from setting foot somewhere on the planet. We inspire each other or, be inspired by each other.

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A photo snapped of us about to head through the exit gate with the words posted, “The start of yet another epic adventure for the Ru’s! Enjoy your 4 month coast-to-coast bicycle ride across Canada you crazy bastards! (hope you can bike faster than the Bears can run!!)” were read once we landed in the northern hemisphere.

The words, “hope you can run faster than the Bears can run” echoed on our minds.

We had arrived in a country that have bears.