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Old 10-01-08, 04:44 PM
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Ottawa, Canada bike trip

My friend Wayne and I have toured together 6 times over the past 6 years. These trips include the Great Allegheny Passage in Pennsylvania, the C&O Canal in Maryland, le P'tit Train du Nord in Quebec, and the Austrian Alps. I have previously posted photos of some of those trips.

Last week we decided to do something different. Wayne lives in Ottawa so I stayed with him and his wife for 4 days last week. We did four day trips, two around Ottawa and two in The Gatineau, which is just across the river in Quebec. The weather was wonderful with sunshine every day and the trees beginning to turn with autumn colours.

Ottawa is a great city for cycling with bike paths along the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers, along the Rideau Canal, and many other locations. Here are a few photos:

along the Ottawa River on the edge of the city


along a rail trail in The Gatineau


crossing a creek along the rail trail


further along the rail trail


a swamp along the rail trail


farm field adjacent to the rail trail


along the Rideau Canal in Ottawa


looking across the Ottawa River to the Parliament Buildings. There are bike paths on both sides of the river here.


Unfortunately it clouded over for the last photo, but we had brilliant sunshine until then.
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Thanks for the great pictures. That sounds like my kind of touring. Going out every day from a nice base.
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Wonderful town. My wife and I stay at the Sheraton just across the street from where you took the last picture. Did you get to the Elgin Street Diner???
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Great pictures, Ken.

The falls colors are fabulous. The trees are just beginning to turn around here and should be at their best in a couple weeks. It's one of my favorite times of year to ride.
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Great shots. I'm glad you were taking your time enough to snap them.
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vtc12ip, I have not been to the Elgin Street diner, but enjoyed the beer and Fish & Chips at the Windmill Pub.

Mojo, some of those shots took no time at all. My latest camera is so compact that I keep it in my jersey pouch and have learned that I can pull it out and take photos while riding. My friend has the same camera and took this photo looking back:


I was wearing my Gerolsteiner jersey and a German tourist asked if I am on their cycling team. I hope he was joking because I am a little old. He drinks their bottled water back home and was surprised to see the jersey in Canada. Took our picture to show people back home.
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Originally Posted by Ken Brown View Post
vtc12ip, I have not been to the Elgin Street diner, but enjoyed the beer and Fish & Chips at the Windmill Pub.

Mojo, some of those shots took no time at all. My latest camera is so compact that I keep it in my jersey pouch and have learned that I can pull it out and take photos while riding. My friend has the same camera and took this photo looking back:


I was wearing my Gerolsteiner jersey and a German tourist asked if I am on their cycling team. I hope he was joking because I am a little old. He drinks their bottled water back home and was surprised to see the jersey in Canada. Took our picture to show people back home.

Great place for breakfast.
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