Ottawa to the Farm

We had a rest day in Ottawa yesterday, it was great to have some downtime there. I stayed in bed until noon for the first time since we began, and it was glorious! For dinner we met up with Tyler and Sarah, one of my favourite rockstar/ninja/power-couples, and Lalit, a team mate of mine at MEC, who drove all the way up from Toronto just to hang out and congratulate us on our progress, what a guy! This morning we crossed into Quebec right away, since Ottawa touches it. As soon as we were on the north side of the river we jumped on the Route Verte we had heard so much about, which is a cycling network all the way across Quebec. It's a world of difference from riding the 17. I'm so glad to be finished Longtario. That felt like it was never going to end, and definitely had some low lows. The higher density of towns, and relatively short day, meant we had time to stop for brunch, then coffee, then lunch. That's not necessarily a pattern I'd like to entrench, but with this evening's destination being relatively remote, we thought it'd be a good opportunity to slow roll and practice some French. Tonight we're staying at our first Warm Showers host. It's like couch surfing, but specifically for bike tours. The hosts live on and run a 100+ acre organic farm co-op. We had set up our tents just in time before a huge downpour started, so most everything stayed dry, but Eby, our host, then offered that we move into the huge greenhouse, since there is a heavy thunderstorm warning tonight, with potential hail up to the size of a nickel. We took her up on it. So now I'm on the floor of the greenhouse, in my tent so the flies don't devour me, while two barn cats are poking at the side of my tent, trying to get in to snuggle. Could be worse. Also, wtf power meter lately... It just starts working for a minute in the middle of the ride, then ghosts out again, ruining my power and calorie data. I'm not impressed.

Ride Stats

Distance119.3 km
Elevation Gain286 m
Start Time 8:07 am
Riding Time 5 hours, 19 minutes
Total Time 9 hours, 52 minutes
Average Speed22.4 km/h
Top Speed44.3 km/h
Average Temperature24.0 °C
Average Power1.4 W
Energy Burned30.0 Calories
Average Cadence40.9 rpm
Average Heart Rate bpm
Peak Heart Rate bpm
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