Tour du Canada is a no frills trip by bicycle across Canada touching all ten provinces. Our 2013 group of riders numbered twenty-five, which was divided into five cooking groups of five people. Once every five or six days, our group was responsible for preparing supper and the following breakfast for the entire group. The menu was already set, and daily, Adam, our truck driver, would shop for the groceries needed to prepare the supper and breakfast. Also, Adam would keep the supply of bread and bulk quantity items well stocked allowing the riders to keep sufficiently fuelled.
Our cook crew consisted of Mike from Liverpool, England, Bill from the Kensington Market area of Toronto, and Joyce and me. Joyce and I are still together, after close quarters for many weeks, and living in Huntsville, normally. We lost Rob, also of England, since he was shifted to another group. Although we had specific duties, we’d all pitch in to help where necessary to facilitate the effort and provide the best meal possible. It was a great cook group, each of us enjoying the experience of working together.