|At the start|
|Route Verte near Granby|
We continued east towards Granby where Raymond (who Serge described to me as "the human GPS") took us on a detour on the Route Verte 1. This was slightly longer but much more scenic and quiet than the original route. Ten kilometers past Granby we changed our general direction, now heading south. This should be the beginning of the hilly part of our ride which continued for the next 100km. Initially, I was doing fine on the rollling hills, yet our pace was fast and the closer we got to the second controle in Lac Brome the more tired I felt.
|Second controle in Lac Brome|
|I made it up Scenic Drive|
|Getting ready for the downhill on Scenic Drive|
|Controle in Sutton. Yes, that big bottle of V8 is mine|
|Quick stop in Stanbridge East|
|Quiet country roads|
|Unplanned stop at a railway crossing|
|Tired legs at the second-to-last controle|
|Getting ready for the last leg of the ride|
|Through the suburbs|
|Into the sunset|
|Cartier Bridge on the way home from the ride's start/finish|
A big merci goes to all the riders who rode with me last Saturday, and especially to our great president Jean, for their advice, encouragement, stories, and paceline work. Without them I probably still would have made it but it would have taken much longer and been much less enjoyable.