Thunder Bay and a ton of rain

What a crazy day! We started out checking out the Kakabeka falls near the campsite, then rolled on to Thunder Bay for lunch. We also grabbed some "Persians", which are a type of donut that seems to only exist in Thunder Bay. Overall TB is another cool town to add to the list. Seeing Lake Superior really felt like seeing the ocean, and it affects the weather in the same way any monstrous body of water does, as we have already seen, and will continue to over the next week or more. We rode a mellow route out of town to the Terry Fox monument, overlooking the east side of the city. We ran into a few more bike tourists in TBay, very willing to chat about routes and road warrior tales. We realized today that we have gotten here in just under four weeks from Victoria, which sounds insane. Paul and Rich are another three or four hundred km ahead as well. Be you Angels? We had set out without much of a defined goal for the day, other than "not as insane as yesterday". Chatting with folks made it sound like we were looking at a 140km day or so, but there were a few shorter options should we wish to stop earlier, so we rode on. Then the rain started. It felt like about 300mm, but I suspect it was actually more like 6mm. It was oddly fun in a masochistic, this-is-all-part-of-it way. Eventually we ended up riding to Nipigon, as suggested. Late arrival means we may need a sleep-in in the morning.

Ride Stats

Distance146.8 km
Elevation Gain771 m
Start Time 9:03 am
Riding Time 6 hours, 51 minutes
Total Time11 hours, 23 minutes
Average Speed21.4 km/h
Top Speed50.8 km/h
Average Temperature17.0 °C
Average Power122.6 W
Energy Burned3374.7 Calories
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