Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Day 48: Sault Ste Marie to North Bay

July 27th
Distance: 455km

How did we manage to do this distance in one day? Quick answers - we attached turbo boosters to our bikes! Wow no idea a bike could go so fast hey!

Ok a sad reality hit this morning while we were examining a map, distances and a calendar. At the rate we were going, we would not finish the trip before we had to leave to go to school. We had too little time....if only we had another week.......

With this realization, we decided to rent a van and drive the rest of Ontario, dropping the van off in Ottawa. This would allow us to finish the trip and see the maritime provinces, something that everyone wanted to be able to do. Although not ideal by far, it was what needed to be done in order to accomplish our goals.

If you think this was an easy feat, however, you would be mistaken. Lets see you try loading a minivan with 5 bikes, 10 wheels, 2 trailers, 10 panniers, and several dry bags, as well as 5 cyclists! There was not a spare inch left! Don't worry, we all had seat belts!

This evening, we were able to spend time with Devon, Jennica's friend from Canada World Youth. Although not a long visit at all, it was nice to reunite with old friends!


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