It was a cold, blustery Sunday, when I skipped church in order to get in one last late season ride. I rode around the Two Mountains/Oka/Hudson tour, which I had not done for some years, leaving at 09:10 and returning home by 18:20. Of the nine hours on the road, I spent about eight cycling, for a total distance of 79 km at a speed of about 10 km per hour.
The last 25 km of the ride was along the Lakeshore. It is only that portion which is recounted here.
Significant on this ride was that I successfully made my way eastward across the top of Ile Perrot for the first time, away from the busy shoulder of Highway 20. I had tried this on a previous occasion, but had not found my way through and had had to backtrack. I then did succeed, later, in finding my way westward across the top of the island.
Read the Original Notes of the entire ride.
|15:00||Dorion Bridge - call Sh. Take northern route. 1st time eastbound. Manage to find it.|
|15:25-30||Train crossing at eastern end. Big freight train waiting. for what?|
|15:40-45||Stop at Ste. Anne for cheese break|
|16:25||Pointe Claire headwind building, muscles slowing|
|16:40-17:05||Stop at Jason's Cafe au lait $3.00|
|Ste. Anne: Interesting Boat Channels to the South|
|Valois Bay: KLM Jumbo on Dorval Approach|
|Valois Bay: Sunset with Plane on Approach|
|Lachine: Dorval Island View at Sunset|
Comparing these two photos, it is clear that it was not nearly as dark as the photo above would have it seem. It was more the effect of shooting into the light of the sunset which makes it seem so dark.
|Lachine: Lachine Wharf Lit by Setting Sun|
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