Day 53: Gander to Goobies 171 km
We started the day with at the mud spa! The road leading out of Gander had sections that were gravel. With the rain it created a wonderful mud spray, fifth day with wet shoes.
We were warned by Robert our host yesterday that our day would have a lot of hills. At about the 25 km mark I started counting the hills, 42 hills. Timo estimated we may have done 10 hills before I started counting. The hills were a great challenge but the down hills were lots of fun. The shoulders were smooth. One of the hills was called the “15 km” hill to give you some idea how challenging they were.
We had two flats and a tire replacement, all on my bike! Front tire went in the morning at about the 40 km mark and the back tire went just before lunch at about the 100 km with a loud bang. Timo was beside me. He thought someone shot a gun. The side wall of the tire was damaged so had to replace it along with the tube.
After lunch we had some great views. The sun made the views even better.We are parked tonight in a truck stop with no power or water but there are showers. We are about 150 km out of St. Johns. Tomorrow there is a promise of sun for our last day on the road.