Saturday, 31 July 2010

Day 41. London to Brantford.

We had a late start this morning (8.30 am load) as the hotel we were going to rarely had the rooms ready by the time cyclists have got there previously.  The result was that everyone was up and hanging about as we are all so used to being up at the crack of dawn!
This being Ontario, I saw continued references to Scotland.
I stopped in Oakland at a service station and for the first time saw how the local fisherman were catered for!
Unfortunately, I am unable to show you as the internet is painfully slow
and rejecting picture uploads.
Ginseng is one of the major crops in the area and for some unknown reason, the local university is called Nipissing!!! Our hotel is not the best tonight and we have been advised not to leaves bags/bikes unattended in the car park in the morning lest they go missing.  We were taken to a Best Western hotel for our evening meal and it was an excellent 'all you can eat' buffet with prime ribs as my main course of choice.  Just as well we don't get to eat like that every night.
Niagara Falls beckons tomorrow followed by a rest day.
Today's Stats.
Mileage - 69
Climbing - 1250 feet
Time in Saddle - 5 hrs 45 mins.
Average Speed - 12 mph

1 comment:

  1. I've just come back from a summer holiday and read thro the past 2 weeks worth of the blog. It makes excellent reading, though you seem to be doing a lot of cycling during your tour.
    how are the leg muscles enjoying the daily routine of 80+mile masocism?
    Best wishes for the last roads downhill to the sea!