20221004 ONXL Day 27 Carleton Place to Tweed.

20221004 ONXL Day 27. Today 139k for 3,328k. From Carleton Place (Ricky & Margret's) to Tweed (Park Place Motel). Ricky drove me from Ottawa to Carleton Place as I had already ridden this section. Today was mostly on the Trans Canada Trail (TCT), which was in reasonably good shape for riding with only short sections … Continue reading 20221004 ONXL Day 27 Carleton Place to Tweed.

20221003 ONXL Day 26

20221003 ONXL Day 26. Today 109k for 3,189k. On the Log Driver's Waltz from Wakefield (Auberge de Mon Petit Chum B&B) to Ottawa (great friends Ricky and Margret). Today included 1,626m of extremely tough climbing almost entirely on the amazing trails in Gatineau park. My legs were burnt toast when I finished for the day. … Continue reading 20221003 ONXL Day 26

20221002 ONXL Day 25

Today 108k for 3,080k. On the Log Driver's Waltz from Gracefield (Carpe Diem's store floor) to Wakefield (Auberge de Mon Petit Chum B&B). Another relatively short enjoyable day. Still lots of hard climbs up to 18%. This is a ski and downhill biking area. The Log Driver's Waltz route teases you with a little flat … Continue reading 20221002 ONXL Day 25

20221001 ONXL Day 24

Today 107k for 2,972k. On the Log Driver's Waltz from Ladysmith (camping) to Gracefield (Carpe Diem's store). This was a relatively short 107k day as (a) I had a non-refundable b&b booked for tomorrow in Wakefield, (b) I got almost no sleep last night due to the Oktoberfest concert and rv generator noise, and (c) … Continue reading 20221001 ONXL Day 24

20220930 ONXL Day 23

Today 167k for 2,865k. On the Log Driver's Waltz from Calabogie Ontario (Highlands Golf Resort) to Ladysmith Quebec (camping). Longer but much easier day. Had dinner and beer at the Ladysmith Hotel Pub. Then went to the Community Centre grounds to free camp. Turns out they're having a huge Octoberfest weekend with the rock band … Continue reading 20220930 ONXL Day 23

20220929 ONXL Day 22

Today 135k for 2,698k. On the Log Driver's Waltz route from Sharbot Lake (Rockhills B&B) to Calabogie (Highlands Golf Resort). With 2,114m it was the biggest day of climbing this trip. I'm tired but otherwise feeling fine. Besides the great scenery, my high point was having Steve in Lavant give me two bottles of water … Continue reading 20220929 ONXL Day 22

20220928 ONXL Day 21

Today 149k for 2,563k. On the Log Driver's Waltz route from Carleton Place (Ricky and Margret) to Sharbot Lake (RockHillBB.ca). I really enjoyed riding this section as the dirt roads or trail services were generally very good, the countryside was beautiful with the leaves changing, and there was almost no traffic. Last two days I … Continue reading 20220928 ONXL Day 21

20220925 ONXL Day 18

Today 115k for 2,411k. From Sharbot Lake (rockhillbb.ca b&b) to Ottawa (Ricky and Margret's (RM)). Yesterday I woke up with very itchy poison ivy bumbs and rash on many parts of my body. Must have got it on the many overgrown parts of the Ganaraska the day before. Unfortunately the Birksglen Park in Bewdley didn't … Continue reading 20220925 ONXL Day 18

20220924 ONXL Day 17

Today 177k for 2,296k. From Bewdley (Birchglen Park campground) to Sharbot Lake (rockhillbb.ca b&b). My right shoulder was really hurting (like last year's ONXL attempt) all day. So I mostly took the shortest route to rockhillbb.ca in Sharbot Lake … which I highly recommend as a place to stay. I woke up today in Bewdley … Continue reading 20220924 ONXL Day 17

20220923 ONXL Day 16

Today 98k for 2,119k. From near Coppins Corners (free camping) to Bewdley (campground but no facilities). Very slow slog through Ganaraska deep sand and trails blocked with fallen trees … so much that Ganaraska Conservation Area closed their trails because of storm damage. Also several video calls with Anneli about how to set the thermostat … Continue reading 20220923 ONXL Day 16