A day of good and bad…

September 15—Day 12

Distance:                                 48.59 kms

Total to date:                         620.54 kms

Average per ride:                   51.71 kms

Destination Equivalent:         Just east of Cornwall, ON. Less than a day’s ride to La Belle Province!

Peloton:                                  William Roberts, rector St. Mark’s, Port Hope and former rector of St. Mark’s, Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Santa and riding-mate, William Roberts

Route Maps:                           Messed up the computer again! Only captured the 41.64 kms from my riding-mate’s (William Roberts’) house in Virgil. 6.85 kms added to get to the total.


Clear and very windy from the southwest; gusting to 50 km/h!


This post might be a tad confusing. The ride details are from yesterday (the 14th). I’ve decided to take both today and tomorrow off the trek, returning to longer rides on the weekend.

Yesterday’s ride was both good and bad.

The good was having William along with me for an hour. He’s only in town early each week, returning to Port Hope each Wednesday, so it was great to find a day/time when we could ride together, even if only for an hour.

The bad was that I had my first fall. It certainly wasn’t catastrophic—I fell over when the front tire caught in a rut as I was starting out, after a brief water break. Only my pride and my composure were damaged. But it certainly didn’t help my already jaded feeling on the day. Kind of shaken up. For some reason, I just didn’t have the energy yesterday. So I slowed down and just made sure I finished.

At this point, I have logged the most distance of any of the Healing Cycle participants in the province. And the NOTL crew–Pedal Pushers–is once again leading the fundraising challenge. Sure feels good.

Don’t forget, I love having company, even for short distances. Just let me know if you can join me.

Thanks for caring.

Santa for Palliative Care

For more information on NOTL Community Palliative Care Service, find: www.notlpc.com.

On the Healing Cycle: www.healingcycle.ca

On donating: https://my.crowdchange.ca/i0kprj.

Important Notice: On Saturday, September 25, local dignitaries, and Healing Cycle supporters will take a leisurely ride around town to highlight the wonderful work of our own Community Palliative Care Service. One gang will power a Pedal Pub cycle and the rest of us will follow behind on bikes. It’s certainly will be more symbolic than energetic—just six kilometers or so. Come out, make a small contribution, ride along, and help bring attention to the cause. Meet at Pedal Pub, on Mary Street at 8:30am on the 25th.

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