Nearing civilization

Today we crossed into the Eastern time zone, and just before that, into the Atlantic Ocean Watershed. While we didn't cross a provincial border, it still felt like a milestone. It's strange how motivating some man-made arbitrary lines in the wilderness can be for feeling like you're making progress. It was a bigger day than we would like to be riding, but we didn't have many camping options before this with a shower, so we rode on. A shower a day keeps the saddle sores at bay. I thought a lot about the fact that I am now just a strange biomechanical factory that takes in granola bars and Swedish berries, and turns them into forward momentum. Also, a gallon of gasoline, if I could drink it directly, would offer about 30,000 calories. So about a week's worth of riding. Cars are inefficient.

Ride Stats

Distance177.2 km
Elevation Gain1099 m
Start Time 8:16 am
Riding Time 8 hours, 21 minutes
Total Time10 hours, 43 minutes
Average Speed21.2 km/h
Top Speed55.1 km/h
Average Temperature21.0 °C
Average Power125.7 W
Energy Burned4214.0 Calories
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