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    Paths in Ottawa, Eastern Townships?

    Hi --

    I used to live in Montreal and am taking a week's vacation with the bike in Ottawa, Montreal and Knowlton.

    Can anyone recommend nice long rides in Knowlton and Ottawa? In Ottawa, we're staying at the Westin (my sister has a place in Kemptville). I know it's a bike town but was hoping for route recommendations in the 40-60 mile range.

    If anyone wants to ride, I'm in Ottawa Sunday and in Knowlton the end of next week.

    Thanks!
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    What kind of biking do you do? What type of bike do you have? We have a cottage near Knowlton and I will be there June 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, July 1. If you're there any of those days I can show you some nice rides. Not too long, but the hills will more than make up for it. Part of the Route Verte also passes near Knowlton:

    http://www.routeverte.com/rv/ang/index.lasso

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    Senior Member adrien's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cone Wrench View Post
    What kind of biking do you do? What type of bike do you have? We have a cottage near Knowlton and I will be there June 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, July 1. If you're there any of those days I can show you some nice rides. Not too long, but the hills will more than make up for it. Part of the Route Verte also passes near Knowlton:

    http://www.routeverte.com/rv/ang/index.lasso
    Hi!

    Bike is a cross bike (Kona JTS) currently set up 90% of the time with road wheels and 28s. Typically ride road and crushed stone paths. Short ride is 20-30 miles; long one is 60+ and I've done some self-supported centuries. I'm big (clyde) but can hold my own ok -- on my self-supported century I averaged 14.3 mph.

    I'm in Knowlton 27-28. I'd love to meet up on the 28th and go for a ride if the styles / speed are close. If you're thinking more off-road, I can pack knobby tires as well. PM me if interested.
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    Thought I sent you a PM last week, but I did something wrong and it didn't get sent. Just sent one tonight.

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    Hiya -- just picked up your PM. Will call in the morning.

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