Approaching Kingston, virtually…

September 10—Day 8 Distance:                                 46.16 kms Total to date:                         393.26 kms Average per ride:                   49.16 kms Destination Equivalent:         Sandhurst Shores; near the western end of Amherst Island, approaching Kingston Route Map:                            Weather:                                Brisk WSW winds again; beautiful 20 degrees; clear blue sky Observations: For some reason, the distance today, for the same routeContinue reading “Approaching Kingston, virtually…”

A tale of two halves…

September 8—Day 7 Distance:                                 62.41 kms Total to date:                         347.1 kms Average per day:                    49.57 kms Destination Equivalent:         Wellington, Ontario; Prince Edward County Route Maps (same day):        Weather:                                Brisk WSW wind. (I’d like to stop saying brisk!) Clear shies until last half kilometre. Angry skies ahead. Observations: Stupid me. I stopped for aContinue reading “A tale of two halves…”

Two days for the price of one…

September 5 & 6—Days Five and Six Distance on the 5th:                40.83 kms Distance on the 6th:                47.80 kms Total to date:                         284.69 kms Average per day:                    56.94 kms Destination Equivalent:         Grafton, Ontario (near St. Anne’s Spa! Could really use it.) Route Maps:                            Weather:                                Wonderful days. Too much wind, but what can you do.Continue reading “Two days for the price of one…”

My first day with a peloton…

September 4—DAY Four Distance Today:                      45.05kms Total to date:                          196.06kms Destination Equivalent:          Lakefront Park West, Oshawa Route Map:                             Weather:                                 Wonderful day. Sunny and only a hint of a south wind. Perfect. Observations: A soon as I asked for company yesterday, I got a call from Patrick and Danielle Bourk (Patrick is Larry and Joan’sContinue reading “My first day with a peloton…”

Overcoming the early aches and pains…

September 3—DAY Three Distance today:                      45.24kms Total to date:                          151.01kms Destination Equivalent:          Bluffers Park, Scarborough Bluffs, East Toronto Route Map:                             Weather:                                 Cool clear–beautiful day; brisk North wind Observations: Really an uneventful ride. I was pleased, particularly after how crummy I felt yesterday. It helped that I remembered the granola bars. And didn’t lose myContinue reading “Overcoming the early aches and pains…”

A little hiccup, but it’s all good!

September 2—DAY TWO Distance Today:                      61.37kms Total to date:                          105.77kms Destination Equivalent:          Near Port Credit, Ontario Weather:                                 Cool and sunny, brisk wind from the NNW at 39kms/hr Route Map:                             Observations: I bit off more than I could chew today. I wanted to get to Grimsby along the lake route. Fell quite a bit short.Continue reading “A little hiccup, but it’s all good!”