Cabano, QC to Saint-Leonard, NB, to Florenceville-Bristol, to Fredericton
Distance: 365 KM biked
Time Spent Biking: 24 hours over 3 days
Total KM Biked: 1679 KM in 14 days
The hilly theme just kept on going today: you really don't spend too much time biking on flat land in this part of Canada :(
Victor's Top 3 Tips to Forget That You're Climbing a Hill
1) Delusional Thinking: "I'm sure that because this is the 20th hill I've had to climb today, this will be the last one. I can't wait to finish climbing this hill and see that there definitely isn't another hill waiting for me on the other side!"
2) Good Music: Here are my favourites for today:
The Killers - All These Things That I've Done
Dan Auerbach - King Of A One Horse Town
Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
To keep things PG I'll keep the rap music to myself :)
3) Get Existential: "What is a hill? Why am I climbing this hill? Why doesn't anyone invent a way to climb hills without this much effort? Oh they have that? Why am I not using that? Oh right, because I'm crazy. Got it."
The Trail, Stage 1: Great Views, Easy Riding
Stage 2: Wait what happened, I'll take anything flat, please, please come back flat gravel.
Stage 3: Never leave me flat gravel paths, you complete me.
Ran into Roy on the road - he's biking from Victoria, BC to St. John's! We biked together to Florenceville and grabbed dinner, over which we exchanged a bunch of stories (of pain, of course). Fun fact: apparently the roughest part of a Trans Canada ride is in Northern Ontario (once you cross over from Manitoba).
Day 14: Fredericton, here I come!
It's tough to complain about anything when you're biking beside a view like this - amazing part of the Trans Canada Trail.
Spoiler Alert: It was the best Chicken Teriyaki sandwich of my life. Subway, you made all of my wildest dreams come true.
Three tough days of hills down! I reached Fredericton and had an amazing home-cooked meal waiting for me, courtesy of Lorraine Neill.
Thank you so much Ms. Neill, for the dinner, for the (basically unlimited) fresh apple pie, for a warm bed, and for all of those snacks for the road :)
14 days down, almost 1700 KM done, and $13,000 raised - the adventure goes on. If you haven't yet, please donate to help sponsor the Beshmaf family here.