September 11—Day 9
Distance: 91.54 kms
Total to date: 484.8 kms
Average per ride: 53.86 kms
Destination Equivalent: Rockport, ON; 20 kms east of Gananoque
Winds gusting to 60 km/h from the SW. Ouch… But it was a wonderful day.
In yesterday’s blog, I mentioned Port Colborne as a great start for today’s ride. Almost immediately, Ginny and Paul Green offered to drive me down to the start of the Friendship Trail in Port Colborne. Paul hales from Port Colborne and part of their Covid-inspired wandering has been returning to town, once in a while, for reminiscing and great perch.
So, bright and early this morning, my Technical Crew (Paul and Ginny) picked me up and we were off to Ontario’s South Coast. They were wonderful–becoming navigator, statistician, trainer, psychologist, photographer, and the sag wagon! About half-way along the route the Greens found me, having one of my nutrition breaks: “Santa! Santa! Are you OK?”
The ride was certainly the longest and the fastest I’ve completed in some years. The wind was certainly challenging on some parts of the route, but mostly it helped.
I think I’ll do that ride again before the end of the month. The old rails-for-trails route along Lake Erie is really very pretty and makes the Niagara Parkway look like the 401. See you tomorrow.
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Thanks for caring.
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