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Trails and advice cycling around the world as solo female cyclist and adventurer
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In a quiet cathedral in Sorrento Italy, 5-year-old Harry Poitras drops to his knees in the pew, clasps his hands, and prays: “Please God, make there be something besides spaghetti and pizza on the menu.” Luckily, gladiator school, biking in Borghese Park in Rome, making homemade pasta and playing in seaside playgrounds make Italy an affordable and historical trip with bambinos.

B.C.'s unique mountain biking haven

melanie chambers

HORNBY ISLAND, B.C.— Special to The Globe and Mail
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Island time is well known to residents of Hornby Island, B.C. It means slowing down long enough to enjoy the eagles, the ocean and the enormous cedars. It's also time well spent ripping it up on the mountain-bike trails. Loops and swerves are strung together in a convoluted network. Bikers meet at intersections, deciding on new paths. Hornby Island makes for some of Canada's sweetest mountain-biking, mixed in with countless other ways to while away the time.