I love spontaneous adventures, so when my boyfriend and I decided last-minute to go on a four-day bike trip through Prince Edward county last week I was stoked to get on the road and see what happened.
We left Thursday (July 29) and came home Sunday (Aug 1). We biked 400km all together, spent 2 hours total on the GO train (to get 60km or so out of the city), camped three places, drank a bunch of beer, swam in the lake, saw a Great Blue Heron and a deer (!), got lots of great exercise and fresh air and had a blast!
Before the trip we both decided to buy the Salsa Bell Lap handlebar to replace our current set ups. We love it! It has a short top so you don’t have to reach too far, ergonomic drops for comfort, and flares out slightly in the drops. It makes you feel like you a lot of control when going downhill, and when touring those downhills can be good breaks from the constant pedaling.
It got really hot some days, and we’d go through litres and litres of water. We used Nuun hydration tablets (its an electrolyte thing, you add a tablet to your bottle of water instead of buying gatorade) and of course had to get the occasional popsicle.
Here’s a link to our route on Bikely. We followed the waterfront trail as much as possible, it has less traffic than the secondary roads and signs indicating it’s a cycling route.
I’m completely recovered from the trip except for lots of itchy mosquito bites. Can’t wait to do more riding and camping!
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