Big Scosche - Becoming Chad

The act of riding a bike in a the rain and wind on a busy highway is so deeply linked with the word "Ontario" in my mind now, that I accidentally called Nova Scotia "Ontario" this morning. I take it back for now, but if you're going to treat me like that then you'll suffer the same reputation. The first two hours of riding out of Amherst this morning were pretty soul sapping, at about 15km/h, getting completely drenched. We stopped for lunch at a tiny diner in the middle of nowhere after leaving the TCH. Literally everyone in the restaurant (only about 5 folks) stopped what they were doing and turned to look at us, silently, as we walked in. Yeah we biked here. Yeah in the rain. It didn't rain while we ate, of course. Simon got confident and said we may not get rained for the rest of the day. LOL. This was hands down the rainiest day yet. My shoes had puddles in them. It was insane, and laughable. Then we climbed to 250m, then there was resurfacing on the way down. Then a sign that said "Flying Stones", suggesting someone would be throwing rocks at us. It was as though Nova Scotia had read my rant about Northern Ontario and thought "I'll show these chumps a hard day!" We finally broke out of the rain and headwind at about 95km, and cycled along the rusty red shore of the Bay of Fundy to Chad's old stomping grounds of Truro. Tonight we're under a roof at his dad Garry's place with Lori. Super friendly folks! It's always fun to meet parents of friends, and talk about them. Hi Chadster.

Ride Stats

Distance111.8 km
Elevation Gain822 m
Start Time 7:36 am
Riding Time 5 hours, 31 minutes
Total Time 8 hours, 31 minutes
Average Speed20.3 km/h
Top Speed45.0 km/h
Average Temperature17.0 °C
Average Power128.8 W
Energy Burned2853.6 Calories
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