Cycling (MTB) 2:25:08  40.28 km (3:36 / km) +216m 3:31 / km
ahr:113 max:157 shoes: Saucony Peregrine
Francis and I took Purp and Judy on an adventure to the former Beachburg subdivision to ride the old railway bed out to Cameron Harvey Dr. It took awhile for me to get my ‘gravel legs’ but I managed to cover the ~5 km without wiping out, sliding out, or spinning in slo-mo. The gravel was quite chunky!
On the way back we zipped along March Valley Rd with Shirley’s Brook next to us, then used Klondike to take us to a turnoff to the pumping station. From there we meandered through the Shirley’s Brook neighbourhood to Terry Fox, then took Hertzberg to the path along the golf course as we approached Carling. There was mud. On the ground, on me, and on Judy. Judy’s knobby tires were happy to collect as much mud as possible, then share it with me and eventually Francis when he was riding behind me along the Watt’s Creek trail, which we entered at Burke Rd.
Tour de France bike path all the way home as kazillions of people were out and about. After a much-enjoyed Coupon Cuisine lunch, we gave Purp and Judy a good cleaning and checking-over. Amazing how brightly sunlight shines off of a clean cassette!