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Day 7: So Long Montreal, Hello Trois-Rivières

Montreal to Trois-Rivières

Distance: 143 KM biked 

Time Spent Biking: 9 hours

Total KM Biked: 899 KM in 7 days

Definitely feel better rested after yesterday - I really pushed myself the first week, mostly to test myself and to really put as many KM behind me as possible. That being said, I'm going to have to smarten up and slow down, as I don't want to strain a muscle or injure myself in any other way. 

 Thank you so much to Auberge Bishop in Montreal for hosting me! This was definitely one of the best hostels I've ever been in, and their unlimited morning bagels and coffee basically sent me to heaven. Please check them out if you're ever in Montreal - thanks again Auberge Bishop for your support! 

Thank you so much to Auberge Bishop in Montreal for hosting me! This was definitely one of the best hostels I've ever been in, and their unlimited morning bagels and coffee basically sent me to heaven. Please check them out if you're ever in Montreal - thanks again Auberge Bishop for your support! 

A Sponsorship Update

As you hopefully know by now, we're sponsoring the Beshmaf family, a family of five Syrian refugees with three young children. Check out our Facebook post introducing them here - if you'd like to receive more details on the family and be kept in the loop, please donate here! For privacy reasons, we won't be able to release certain details publicly, but donating will allow you to be included in the sponsorship group. 

I've also been receiving messages from Syrian refugees in the Middle East that have heard about the project. Both individual refugees and the parents of families are sending us emails and messages asking if we can in any way help to sponsor them, and it's really difficult to tell them that even though we want to help, there's only so much we can do.

Raising $30,000 to sponsor the Beshmaf family is already an immense challenge, but I hope that we can get enough support one day to be able to help even more refugees. 

 I sometimes find myself biking on a wide open road just randomly singing a song, and then not realizing when I pass someone that I'm singing pretty loudly. Case in point, I was signing Hotel California when I saw a Quebecois milk farmer looking at me like I was crazy. Learned my lesson, I'll try to be more discrete moving forward.

I sometimes find myself biking on a wide open road just randomly singing a song, and then not realizing when I pass someone that I'm singing pretty loudly. Case in point, I was signing Hotel California when I saw a Quebecois milk farmer looking at me like I was crazy. Learned my lesson, I'll try to be more discrete moving forward.

 The quest to try every flavour of Gatorade and every protein bar in Canada continues.

The quest to try every flavour of Gatorade and every protein bar in Canada continues.

 Improvised a solution to my hand pain to absorb some of the vibration of the bike - definitely not a complete solution though.

Improvised a solution to my hand pain to absorb some of the vibration of the bike - definitely not a complete solution though.

 Lonely roads in the middle of Quebec.

Lonely roads in the middle of Quebec.

 Still biking along the St. Lawrence - biking makes you appreciate distances so much more, this river really is enormous. 

Still biking along the St. Lawrence - biking makes you appreciate distances so much more, this river really is enormous. 

And that's Day 7! Almost at the 1000 KM mark, and even though my body is definitely slowly breaking down, it's been an amazing adventure so far. If you haven't donated yet, please check out our Donate page here - 100% of your donation will go directly towards sponsoring the Beshmaf family!