Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Day 17: Another long day on the bike

Today was fairly uneventful.  I was planning to put in 130km,  but I was advised that there's a whole lotta nothing on the Trans-Canada after Fredericton until you hit Moncton, so I decided to just power on through the full 178km and get there today.

Unlike two days ago, today I was more prepared. I stocked up on water and food beforehand, and I had a specific target in mind rather than riding aimlessly until I found a destination. The one thing I need to keep in mind is that I need to leave earlier in the morning if I want to put in 150+km in a day. Otherwise I'm not left with any time to relax and take in the destination of the day.

Having said that,  I don't plan on making a habit of this. I'm very comfortable with 100-120km a day. Today was an exception,  and I don't have too many more scheduled rides beyond that distance. However, it's reassuring to know I can put in the extra miles if I need to.

I got up nice and early, unfortunately I didn't hit the road til much later.

Thanks for the recommendation, Charlene. Breakfast was great!

This was one of many lovely hills I had the good fortune of meeting today.

I was on the road a little later than intended today.

Finally arrived in Moncton.

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