38.9 km - Total so far 4,243.53 km - http://ridewithgps.com/trips/5658284
Day 45 the video has been added
We left Havilland Shores at 09:45 am for the Soo about 40 km away. Yesterday afternoon, we had debated reaching the Soo but decided against that. Turns out that was a good decision, as we had a few climbs that would have taken the 'fun and relaxed' out of yesterday's ride.
Hélène got hungry and we stopped for a second breakfast after only 12 km. Normally we would have reached into the kitchen and had a snack but the kitchen had been cleaned out the day before. We were travelling pretty light as compared to any other day.
With not much scenery to share with you today, we created a montage to take you through a hill climb. A climb, such as this one, might look daunting but they are actually not as bad as you might think. We are able to hold a conversation as we go up and normally don't stop till we reach the top. Below is Hélène at the bottom of the hill and we plan to stop for a picture where the road turns to the left.
|Shoulder narrows as we reach a passing lane that you can see starting on the left|
Below Hélène has stopped where the road starts to curve, As you can see she is quite a ways up. She is looking in her mirror and checking for traffic. We have been riding with mirrors for ever and find them indispensable. Not only do you see vehicles behind you but as you can see here, you can look at scenery as you go up hill. The truck has moved to the passing lane, giving her lots of room and the camper behind also did the same.
|Foot down and waiting to go|
In the video below, Helene is pedaling up the hill and making it look easy. She has another 1.5 km to go before she reaches the top and stops for a drink. It was pretty warm this morning and we had to hydrate regularly.
With the last climb behind us it was pretty much downhill to the Soo. I spotted an orange flag and picked it up, I can use with for a certain someone (who shall remain nameless) who has a tendency to loose a lot of them.
|It might even use it myself as mine is looking pretty tattered|
|What can I say!|
|Not Santa but a big friendly bear|
|A few of the buildings in the plaza...gagging!|
|Not as official looking as the one from yesterday but I bet just as effective|
|It was a long ride from Thunder Bay... what a relief to see that sign|
|The display showing the way to the bike shop,,,difficult to miss!|
|Cheezies are getting more difficult to find and they are made right here in Ontario...go figure!|