Victoria

We managed to get our campsite packed up and breakfast finished to hit the road by about 8:45 this morning. We rode south into Victoria along the Lochside trail, which was as beautiful as always. The morning ride was pretty relaxing after a mediocre sleep, and the temps were comfortable, getting us to downtown Victoria by about 10:30. The time spent in Victoria was highly inefficient, with about two hours between MEC and a grocery run. I was frustrated, and very impatient in lineups, something I need to chill out about for this summer. There's a fine balance between being efficient and enjoying the pace of the day. It's a good reminder to be mindful of the bigger picture of why I'm standing in a line in Victoria regardless. We pushed pretty hard from Victoria to the ferry to catch a 4pm sailing (with an inaugural McDonalds pit stop). It's really hard to hammer on a 90 lb bike, but we got a good 30km/h pace line going for the last 5k or so. One more push for the evening. Check back in a couple of hours.

Ride Stats

Distance72.1 km
Elevation Gain253 m
Start Time 8:43 am
Riding Time 3 hours, 28 minutes
Total Time 7 hours, 07 minutes
Average Speed20.8 km/h
Top Speed43.9 km/h
Average Temperature22.0 °C
Average Power92.4 W
Energy Burned1286.6 Calories
Average Cadence rpm
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