Bob dropped me off at the highway for 7am and I was on my way after 5 days off. Decided to take the back roads thru Wesport, Perth and Richmond on my way to Ottawa. Not sure how my legs would react after so much time off and 140km to ride. I felt it after about 100km, not enough to slow me down but enough to know I will be stiff come morning. I didn’t realize what I passed by near Dwyer Hill, it was well fortified and didn’t allow pictures. Thought at first it was a prison but there was too much security! Turns out it is the Joint Task Force 2 where the counter terrorism forces are trained.
When I arrived in Ottawa I quickly found one of the many bike paths and cycled my last 15km along the Ottawa river. Ottawa is often touted as the biking capital of Canada and I can see why. Bike paths and lanes everywhere!
This was my last full day of cycling in Ontario. I have cycled 2420km in this province with 23 cycle days. I crossed into Ontario on June 27! It still amazes me how large It is, almost 1/3 of my entire trip.
Daily cycle: 145.7km
Daily cycle time: 6hrs 38min