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Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour, June 7-8, 2003

Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour: the Schwinn sadly misunderstood

A bike journey where the path is marked doesn't lend itself to a typical trip narrative. Or rather the sort of narrative it lends itself to would go sort of like this: I got on the bike in Ottawa. I started pedalling. I turned when they said turn. When I got to Kingston, I stopped. The next day, I got on the bike and came back.

Champlain Lookout, 54km

Wearing my new shoes on my new pedals. Will need to do some adjusting. I was so keen on having rigid carbon soles, I thought I'd tighten them as much as I could (all that extra efficiency). On the morning after, I think I can feel my feet again.

Metcalfe 97km

At first, I was tempted to bike around the block a few times to make this an even hundred. That, of course, was on the way out.

Manotick, 55km, two hours

I was so cocky. Sunny, 12 degrees, headed out along Riverside Dr., doing 42km/h, cadence over 100. Sure it seemed windy. But so what? All that skiing I did this winter must have prepared me well for my first ride of the season.