Day 60: Fredericton to Moncton – 180 KM
Our day started with a short cut! We were googling the route from our host location when we realized the street out of town was just over the hill, a short walk over the grass rather than a fairly complicated route through the neighborhood to the same road.
The best news of the day was the wind changed direction! We had a whole day of tail winds! We made the 180 km ride with an average speed of 26 km per hour. This included some long hills. On the downhill runs we hit 50 km in some places. The last time we had that was on the north shore of Lake Superior.
With the hills and fairly dense forest this area reminded us Northern Ontario. It really was a great day and a beautiful ride. We have logged over 8,000 km now and will end with our arrival in Halifax on Saturday. It is hard to believe we are so close to the finish line.
The road from Fredericton to Moncton was more isolated than expected so one of our breaks was in the shade on the side of the road.
We had two hosts in Moncton. Pastor Chris hosted us for showers, laundry and dinner. Sunny Brae Baptist Church provided overnight parking. Thank you Pastor Chris and Sunny Brae Baptist Church for your hospitality.