Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
Bikes: Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
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A century is a lot further then I thought.....
So last night I was starting to plot a route for a possible tour next summer, the idea is to ride to Algonquin, spend a couple of days there, and then ride home. So I want to go roughly 75km a day, some days might be a little longer, some a little shorter, depends on where I can find a place to camp. So I plotted North from my house, and ended up near Sibald Point, that's 80km. that's a heck of a long way looking at the map, and that's not even a metric. It's also about 50m miles, so there and back would be an imperial century. I think sometimes we forget how far distances really are, because we get used to the high speed of motor vehicle travel, and how it really compresses distance.
What I may do, if I can get a trainer over the winter, is do a there and back over 2 days, I need some equipment first though, which requires money, I don't have, but I figure if I can pick up some minimal stuff, then I can probably do an over night.....
I took a screen shot of the route I plotted, just for entertainments sake on a rainy Sunday morning, when I woke up too late for church.....