Bike Ride - Spring 2005:
Montreal to Lac-Saint-Jean by Train
& Return to Montreal via the Mauricie

Roger Kenner
Montreal, Qc,
Canada 2008

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Bike Ride - Summer 2005:
Montreal to Lac-Saint-Jean by Train
& Return to Montreal via the Mauricie

This is the Lite versions of these documents. The original, personal versions of these accounts include much material, photos, maps, websites, etc., taken from other people's sources. These have, for the most part, been removed from the copies cited below. In some cases, this may result in strange textual references (Such as: As you can see in the map above...)

This ride was quite an ambitious project for me. It would be the first time I had gone solo for so many days, and so far from home, in many a year. I had great trepidations about crossing 100km of empty, mountainous country, but with careful planning and the Lord's help, I managed it. I was thus able to tie together two separate rides that I had been dreaming about since my first visit to the region: Riding around Lac Saint Jean and descending the canyon of the Mauricie. The day-long ride on a vintage train though the wilderness was an added bonus. Staying in B&Bs all the way, I met many nice and interesting people. It was a great ten days and I felt a great sense of accomplishment as I rode down my home street at the end.


Prepared by Roger Kenner
July-October, 2008. lite-version: October, 2008