A more adventurous cycling tour! – pt IV

Sunday 22nd May

“Is it time to get up now?” asks Micha. This seems unlikely, as it is still pitch black in the tent. “Let me check,… no, it’s only quarter past 2.” Sigh. Not much sleep was had.

On the plus side, it did mean we were up early and had packed up and left by 7:30am. Possibly a new record? But we did have a long way to go today, as we wanted to make up for the time lost yesterday.

A barn. Exciting huh.

A barn. Exciting huh.


Off on the open road

Off on the open road

We make pretty good time and reach Saint-Cesaire for some coffee and tea.

Contemplating the road ahead

Contemplating the road ahead

Next stop is Granby! Only 23km and then we can have a proper brunch!

I guess I should go this way then?

I guess I should go this way then?

As the morning progresses, the weather gets nicer and nicer. The clouds slowly give way to a nice blue sky. And better yet, we manage to find a cycle path heading in the right direction! I think this is the path we were meant to be on yesterday! This is much nicer than cycling down the hard shoulder of a duel carriageway.

Micha basks in the sun

Micha basks in the sun

We reach Granby by 11am and stop for brunch. I go for the brioche and fruit. With a generous serving of maple syrup. We are in Canada after all.

Finally, time for a proper breakfast!

Finally, time for a proper breakfast!

Quebec seems to have a lot of nice churches, and a lot of chunky motortricycles.

Quebec seems to have a lot of nice churches, and a lot of chunky motor-tricycles.

We headed off, continuing along the cycle path, and were surprised to find a turtle crossing the road. Quite a big fella too!

I was told to expect moose, not turtle.

I was told to expect moose, not turtle.

Taking a break, sitting by the lake.

Taking a break, sitting by the lake.

That was pretty much the highlight of the afternoon, as the rest of the time was spent cycling a long way in more or less a straight line to Ayer’s Cliff via Magog.

And the road goes on. And on. Up and down. And on. No traffic though!

And the road goes on. And on. Up and down. And on. No traffic though!

Still going strong!

Still going strong!

Mile and miles of cycling through the forest.

Mile and miles of cycling through the forest.

As we get close to the campsite, we stumble across a pub (diner?). The local stuff appears to be called Moosehead!

A well deserved pint of beer, sitting in the shade.

A well deserved pint of beer, sitting in the shade.

We get to the campsite in good time. Over 70 miles in one day! That’s a lot lot longer than anything I’ve done before. I wonder how my legs will feel tomorrow. Hmmm.

Time to rest those legs!

Time to rest those legs!

 

 

 

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