We rode for about 40km non-stop and it was windy and cold, we stopped at a gas station for snacks and drinks for about 15 minutes and the continued riding all the way to Lake Simcoe. We arrived around 12:30pm so it took us about 4 hours to do 70K, then we stopped again at a bench close to the lake for pictures and lunch and at 1pm we were heading back to Toronto. My legs were sore and my left knee was bugging me a bit, I guess it was a lot of exercise for one day. We took Warden Rd all the way down and for a piece of the ride I was left behind, then right on a downhill I lost balance and went into the shoulder and because I didn't have my good new tires on the bike but the old ones I got a flat on the front wheel.
Worst case scenario right there, alone in the middle of Warden Rd so I pushed my bike to a clear path next to the road and started fishing for my tools and my extra tube, when I got to the tube I realized it was the wrong size but thanks to one of the many bikers who passed by asking me if I needed help, Frank stopped and gave me his spare tube of the right size and also offered his CO2 air pump (I have never seen one of these in action and I am getting one as soon as I get to Vancouver) they're light, small and very practical to take with you on the road. Anyways, Frank was a very kind soul who helped me and kept me company while I fixed the flat. This made me a little bit more confident about troubleshooting on the road. It can be scary at first but then you need to relax and get the job done so you can continue to your destination.
Next ride will be with Will and Ben in Cobourg Ontario
Countdown to the Trip = 29 Days Left