New Glasgow to Ottawa 2019 – Day 1

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First day could not have gone better. Bus out of Halifax 3 hours earlier than expected. Dropped off right at Canadian Tire, who even took my bike box!

Saw a bear, a skunk (first ever), a deer with 2 fawns and an impressive bird of prey.

Went to a weird brewery that was more like a shop and only served 10oz beers! Very weird atmosphere, felt like being in a sitcom.

Can't believe how far I managed after only 2 hours sleep on the plane last night. Will sleep well tonight!

Distance (km)
78
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New Glasgow to Ottawa 2019 – Day 2

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Mosquitoes everywhere! Tough trail today, lots of mud and water on rough terrain. Had pizza for lunch and "2nd lunch" though šŸ™‚

Got bear cache cord stuck in a tree, way too tired to spend 40 minutes getting it back... but I did. Neeeeed sleeeeepppp!

Distance (km)
89
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New Glasgow to Ottawa 2019 – Day 3

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After my exhaustion setting up camp last night, I was surprised to come across a hut 10 minutes into my ride today. That would have been nice. Oh well.

Need new front brake pads :-/

Burger/beer/poutine for lunch. Enjoying the New Brunswick Trail so far, but hilly! Sleeping in a thorn bush tonight, looking forward to a coffee in Moncton tomorrow.

Distance (km)
93
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New Glasgow to Ottawa 2019 – Day 4

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So many hills! Glad I took my alternate route, because this was more than enough elevation. Mostly quiet roads, but non-stop rolling hills and wind all day.

Happy to get so many km done, as I wanted to bang through the road section. Burger + poutine + beer at JJ's Diner was the perfect reward. Found a camp spot in no time... a bush not far from the restaurant.

Distance (km)
121
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New Glasgow to Ottawa 2019 – Day 5

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Bit more of the same hilly road, but then hit a country market for coffee and snacks before getting back on the trail. Took 5 minute ferry and found myself transported from run-down rural area into a very well-off neighbourhood. Quite the contrast!

Nice ride towards Saint John, the bike lane turned into a hilly trail before hitting the hilly city streets! The hilly port town instantly reminded me of Saint John's, Newfoundland. Seems like a nice place for a break.

Distance (km)
87
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New Glasgow to Ottawa 2019 – Day 6

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Noticed front hub had play just before leaving Saint John. Got it sorted at the bike shop before leaving town no problem.

Fun day on the trail. Saw a moose. Had to detour around 2 missing bridges. Stopped early at a hut for dinner, nice to be out of the mosquitoes. Camping near St. George, looking forward to Tim Hortons for breakfast.

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86
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