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Aug 02

Taking My Time

by in Ontario

Distance: 183km
Time: 6:36:12

At some point yesterday, I forgot how long it takes for a bicycle to get places. I got up and got started early, I was making good time and then I took a break. Then another. Then another. At one point I was in North Bay looking at the Dionne Quintuplet information (why? I have no idea)and I realized how late it was and how much distance I had to still cover.

You see, yesterday was supposed to be rainy with thunderstorms, but instead it was a gorgeous sunny sky with a few happy clouds. It was excellent. Then just after Dionne layover, the sky turned. I should have been at the campground. I should have been dry, without worries, but instead I was 23km from my destination when it started raining.

It was time for a time-trial. Generally, during a time-trial it is the cyclist against the clock, all aerodynamics are crucial. This time it was me and my non-aerodynamic saddle bags against the rain and impending thunderstorm.

I kicked it up a notch for those last 23km, didn’t get too wet and was able to setup my tent without getting soaked. Success in my books.

Tomorrow, a short day into Deep River to see a friend Holly Chester, no need to rush.

Ride on.

What 4000+ kilometers will do to a wheel. Probably because of my speed too.

What 4000+ kilometers will do to a wheel. Probably because of my speed too.

3 Responses to “Taking My Time”

  1. From Evelyn Budd:

    You were riding on those tires in the rain…… the miracle of the Dionne Quintupplets have nothing on you 😀 Keep on peddling on one amazing journey! Looking forward to hearing more.

    Posted on August 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm #
    • From scott:

      No, I didn’t ride on those in the rain. I had swapped it out earlier on one of my many breaks. 🙂

      Posted on August 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm #
  2. From Paul Shinkar:

    Hey. Finished your novel. It was wonderful. Loved the characters. Feel guilty sitting here at sauble while you ride but enjoy your posts. Say hi to Chester. Please tell her to call me when she gets back to town. I need to talk with you when you finish -maybe lunch at the start of school or before if possible. I enjoyed the novel.

    Posted on August 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm #
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