Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Day 43: Marathon to White River






July 22, 2005

Total Kms: 92km

Leaving camp, we decided Christine's bulging tire would not make it...did a literal tour of Marathon's hardware stores which turned into calls to local cyclists to find a 700 x 35 size tire. We met a number of interesting people including Joe "Ironman", we call him (because he met us to see if he could give us a hand, but ended up talking about all the races he had done...) This made for a late start...

On the way out, Jennica stopped to meet the touring longboarders, who she had heard about from her friend Blake. They are longboarding from Halifax to Vancouver for breast cancer - awesome to hear others' stories and adventures (check out pushingforthecure.ca)

The hills continue!

We rolled into White River for free camping at the visitor's info center. Awesome Winnie-the-Pooh tribute! Did you know that Winnie was an actual black bear cub who was bought by a Winnipeg soldier, Harry Colebourn? He named the cub after his hometown (Winnie) and took him to the London zoo for safe keeping while he was at war. This is where he inspired A.A Milne to write his stories (with his son Christopher). Pretty neat!

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