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Day 8: A Stranger Buys Me Dinner

Trois-Rivières to Quebec City

Distance: 134 KM biked 

Time Spent Biking: 8 hours

Total KM Biked: 1033 KM in 8 days

First off, thank you so much Francois for taking me in for two nights. It was amazing to come to Trois-Rivières after a long day of biking and find a steak dinner waiting for me - definitely got spoiled here. Thank you for your kindness and support for the cause!

It was actually really convenient that I got rained out yesterday - aside from having an interview with SANA Trois-Rivières and catching up on work, I managed to check out the town in the moments that it wasn't raining (I walked around though, a bit too traumatized to use my bike.) 

 Quebec really does have some beautiful churches, reminds me of Europe. 

Quebec really does have some beautiful churches, reminds me of Europe. 

 Romantic candlelit dinner at an Italian restaurant with my laptop bag - I really treasure these moments. 

Romantic candlelit dinner at an Italian restaurant with my laptop bag - I really treasure these moments. 

All good things must come to an end though, and with more bad weather looming, I set off for Quebec City. 

 Still biking along the St. Lawrence!

Still biking along the St. Lawrence!

 So many flavours, so little time. Also, eating a box of granola bars for lunch should be judged as an act of necessity. Please. 

So many flavours, so little time. Also, eating a box of granola bars for lunch should be judged as an act of necessity. Please. 

Today was another crazy long day, but I definitely feel my body getting used to it - it's really only my hands right now that are a problem. 

The "A Stranger Bought Me Dinner" Story

I pulled into Quebec City, and while I waited for my host to come home, I decided to grab dinner. As I was locking up my bike, another cyclist came by and locked his bike, and noticing that I was carrying so much equipment (and that I looked dead), he asked me what I was doing. 

As soon as I explained the project, he got really excited and introduced himself. Steve is a medical student at Université Laval, and we got to talking about the Ride and social good in general. Long story short, he actually ended up paying for my dinner (I tried to insist that I pay for myself), and we had a great conversation while I waited for my host.  

Thanks Steve for the kindness, and for later making a donation to the Beshmaf family. This is just another example of how amazingly kind Canadians can be, and I'm being very genuine when I say that things like this make me proud to be Canadian (hope that's not too cheesy). 

Please donate here if you haven't already! On to another day.