Kevin Thomson, also known as Coyote Kevin, has decided to
launch his own project for the arrival of the year 2000.
It's a simple idea but a daring endeavour: to run across Canada,
from Vancouver, British Columbia to St. John's, Newfoundland,
with his special bicycle named RoadRunner. It means he has to
travel approximately 7,800 kilometres from start to finish. Thomson
is not trying to raise money for a cause -- he simply wants to
collect greetings and stories from Canadians he meets along the
How is he doing that? Thomson is running on the road while pushing
his RoadRunner at the same time. No gears: it's a leg job! Most
of his equipment is stored in a box behind him. Look at the picture
below and imagine yourself in his place!
The designer and manufacturer of the RoadRunner is a B.C. bike
manufacturer called Yess. Check out his site on the Internet
Thomson started his trip on March 17 in Vancouver and he hopes
to reach St. John's a few days after Christmas. He will be included
in the New Year's ceremony in St. Johns which will be broadcast
live throughout North America. Thomson will arrive on stage with
the post cards he's collected from all across Canada.
Kevin Thomson starts his trip with a visit
to City Hall, Vancouver, B.C, on March 17, 1999.
Thomson has his own webpage, where anybody can get a lot of
information on him and be informed all the times about his progress
on the road. If you are interested, visit this address: www.runninginto2000.com/
Kevin at Le Sommet, Charlesbourg,
Quebec. October 5th 1999.
When Thomson stopped in Quebec City, I had the chance to interview
him. Using RealPlayer, you can listen to what he had to say about