ORRRR.. Ride 4355.191 miles... or 7009km....
Sorry I had to .. I love the song so I had to make the funny..
The point however, is that this season.. my first riding my own.. I have to date travelled over 7000km.
Just incase you are wondering it is 6521km or 4025miles across Canada coast to coast.
So not to shabby. I may not have gone across the country like my parents did with me.. yet... I do know just how long that would be.
These km were made up of many many short rides and a few nice long ones.
My first big ride was with a local group as a fundraiser.. it was 3weeks after getting my license and very early in the season. The weather was the worst I have been in all season. It was super cold.. Insanely windy and soooo very very wet.
Luckily it was going over the mountain towards my mothers and when we hit the first stop (many km longer then Red and I were used to being in the saddle for) I was more then ready to just go to moms to feel warmth.. use of the drier and hopefully hot soup .. I tapped out.. It did win me a gift card which paid for our supper when we finally got back to town and met them for the post ride gathering.
We had an amazing kick off to summer vacation with an awesome trip to PEI.. ok so day two was very very windy and more then a little scary crossing the highway over the island... annnnd it got very wet that evening.. our tent stayed dry and we still had TONS OF FUN!
DC and I, in the tradition of my parents, had an "us" trip that took us the long way round to Quebec City. I missed Red so much she is coming next year... but the trip was so amazing we are going further and for longer.
Instead of loading the bikes and traversing over some really sketchy and scary back roads, this time we are loading the jeep and trailer and gonna take the girls long to day trip on. ONTARIO HERE WE COME!!! (stay tune this winter as we plan for that one)
Jezzy (the jeep) and Jim (the trailer) were all ready for a test run of next years trip just in time for camping at Walmart and touring Wharf rat rally.
There have been many little adventures in-between.. lots of lessons and so many more to come!!
Watch as we spend the winter months editing the footage of the summer and filling in the details!