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Day 24: Ross Port to White River, Ontario 207 km

Day 24: Ross Port to White River, Ontario 207 km

Our start time was 7:30 am. It was cold and I do not like cold! I found it hard to get going. The road was up and up, then down and up. It was a really hard 100 km, seemed almost like a second ride through the Rockies. We renamed the road from Thunder Bay to Marathon “The Second Great Divide.” It was a beautiful ride. Here’s one of the last glimpses of Lake Superior. Days like today make me glad this is not a solo experience. Sure is nice to have a team for encouragement and strength.

photo(51)Once we got to Marathon the road leveled out and bonus, we had a wind at our backs! We had some great views. It was after lunch before it was warm enough to go without a jacket.

photo(50)Our overnight is in White River. It is famous for the little bear that was taken from here to England by a Canadian soldier which ended up in the London Zoo. It was the little bear that inspired the Winnie the Pooh series written by A. A. Milne.

DSC_5213Yesterday and today were both 12 hour days of riding. We are all tired but in good spirits.