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14-08-2005 2005 Bicycle Tour - Day 2

Well, I'm off. It's funny how things work out. I was under the impression that I would be able to write a note yesterday and not today. As it happens, my Dad's computer is not currently hooked up to the internet, so yesterday was out. However, despite what I thought previously, my Mom's computer is not completely kaput. As a result, I can do a quick note of my travels as I pass through Lanark.

My first day out was somewhat uneventful. The weather was perfect. I rode from Ottawa down to Bishop's Mills (south of Kemptville) and out to my Dad's place from there. A nice little ride with a grand total of 74.36km. I completed it in two hours, fifty-eight minutes and eight seconds, leaving me with an average of 25.04km/h. I'd say that's not too bad considering the fact that I was taking it easy and had to slow down in a few spots to find my way.

Today I cheated. Dad was kind enough to offer me a ride up to the nearest asphalt road, which I happily accepted since it was raining and I did not feel like riding on ten kilometres of bumpy gravel. Of course, by the time we got to the paved road, Dad realised that he needed to go to Smiths Falls anyway, and, given the weather, I would have been hard pressed to say no. That means that I'm now in Lanark, having only gone 36.93km today. Once my clothes have finished drying I'll be on the road again and probably only have to do another 30k.

Ah well, I suspect I'd have enjoyed this ride far less if I did do the whole trip, as I would have inevitably been caught in the rain. Anyway, that's all for today. I probably won't be writing for the next two days, as I know the residence I'll be resting at tonight is Internet-free, and I'll be hitting a random motel the next day. So that's all until I hit Toronto!

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