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Days 12, 13 and 14: The Ups and Downs of New Brunswick

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." 

 Ran out of flavours of Gatorade to try - moving on to protein shakes. 

Ran out of flavours of Gatorade to try - moving on to protein shakes. 

 Spent a lot more time on the official Trans Canada Trail today. It actually stretches across all of Canada, check it out here:  thegreattrail.ca

Spent a lot more time on the official Trans Canada Trail today. It actually stretches across all of Canada, check it out here: thegreattrail.ca

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.