Bike Rides about Town:
West Island
Return from Oka Tour


Roger Kenner
Montreal, Qc,
Canada 2003

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Return from Oka Tour

Sunday, Sept 29, 2003

Foreword

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.

Write Up

09:10 On way....
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
15:50 Baie d'Urfe
16:05 Beaconsfield
16:25 Pointe Claire headwind building, muscles slowing
16:40-17:05 Stop at Jason's Cafe au lait $3.00
17:10 Dorval line
17:30 Lachine line
18:00 VSP
18:20 Home

Photos

Click to Enlarge (Taken on Sunday, Sept 29, 2002 Oka Tour)
CN Freight waiting on Ile Perrot Side

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Ste. Anne Bridges: Via Rail Passing
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Ste. Anne Bridges: Via Rail Passing

 

Click to Enlarge (Taken on Sunday, Sept 29, 2002 Oka Tour)
Ste. Anne: Interesting Boat Channels to the South

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Valois Bay: KLM Jumbo on Dorval Approach

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Valois Bay: Sunset with Plane on Approach

Click to Enlarge (Taken on Sunday, Sept 29, 2002 Oka Tour)
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.

Click to Enlarge (Taken on Sunday, Sept 29, 2002 Oka Tour)
Lachine: Lachine Wharf Lit by Setting Sun

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Prepared by Roger Kenner
March, 2003