Hubby’s employer is having a family picnic tomorrow complete with barbecue and bouncy castles. Our kids are too old for such nonsense so we’ve decide that it’s a perfect opportunity to best our previous cycling record. The ride is 110 km return (if we survive it). The wind is not reported to be in our favour…. 30 km per hour with gust to 50 km per hour. Ouch!
The ride includes our usual Saturday stopover at the Kingston Farmer’s Market for breakfast. Kingston is at the 30 km mark so breakfast will be extra sweet tomorrow as I will have passed the 2,000 km mark for the year.
Sometimes a little “hair of the dog that bit you” is just what is called for. After a 100 km ride yesterday it was tempting to indulge in some well deserved R&R today. Instead we got back on the bikes and headed uptown to the Queen Square Farmer’s Market for breakfast. The light fog was a welcome relief from yesterday’s scorcher. We enjoyed some Java Moose coffee and wood fired pizza. We also enjoyed chatting with some old friends, colleagues and acquaintances. It was just what the doctor ordered…coffee, carbs and a few kilometers to loosen up those sore muscles.
The day we’ve been waiting for! A great forecast for tomorrow means a 92 km trek across the Peninsula. Our ride will include 2 ferries (the Romeo & Juliet and the Westfield Ferry). The route also includes breakfast at the Kingston market around 9:30 a.m. and an ice cream cone at the Grand Bay Pumpkin Patch around noon.
The weather has been so cold that we have yet to put out our patio furniture which mean we might have to have our “ride ending” honey brown sitting in the front yard Adirondacks.