Bikepacking, Canada

My great trail 9ieme partie

I made it to this years conclusion of my adventure. Nope, not riding further east this year, maybe next year, hopefully next year!

Getting to my brother’s was the beginning of the end. The pleasure of spending time with family and loved ones surpassed the desire to log more lonely miles.

After Kitchener comes Montreal. I took the train so I would get there in time to meet my partner who was flying in. Such a breeze to take my bike on the train, no packing, no messing around, just roll to the station and hand them the bike.

Montreal is where I am from, it is where I started riding a bike, but also where Family and old friends are. I got picked up at the station by a great friend and riding partner and then treated to a great meal by his wife. As always my friend Caroline welcomed me into her home and had my room ready 🙂

You know what’s even better then discovering new roads and trails? Sharing your familiar trails and points of interests with others. It was awesome to take Brad to my favorite coffee shop, ride the race course and through my old neighbourhoods.

My old (because I have been riding with him for a very long time) riding partner lead us out of Montreal and off we went towards Quebec City. This gentleman is over 70 years young and has always been an inspiration, Riding or running with him always makes me happy.

Just to make this last leg better I crossed path with another long time friend while riding the bike path in the middle of nowhere. I also got to spend a fun evening with great food and wine at my aunt and uncle’s.

Most people know that the province of Quebec has lots of bike paths, but seriously Montreal-Quebec away from cars was pretty amazing. We even found great coffee shops along the way

Riding past Quebec city has to be enjoyed as much as when I road through BC. I want to explore and discover new roads and areas, I seriously don’t want to ride on the highway head down just to make it to Signal hill.

I am now in Quebec City, spent the day reading a book on a park bench and chasing coffee shops. It’s really weird to not be riding a bike today, weird to wake up late and have anywhere to go. I could get used to this 😁

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