It was pouring rain when we awoke! Knowing it was a short distance and that we didn’t have to vacate until late morning, there wasn’t any rush to place the feet on the floor and take the step to leave. Instead, we watched some of the Olympic Games being played out just down the road.
Naturally we saw more Canadian codes being covered but when we learnt that Fiji had won its first Olympic medal ever in Rugby Sevens, that brought our room to a standstill. The same happened when we watched the Ethiopian Athlete smash the Women’s 10,000 metres in running. Leaving was going to be tough with all the buzz on the square box happening however, the rain eventually abated enough for us to get back on the tar seal and at the chime of mid-day, we did.
It didn’t take too long before the undulations started and a reminder that not all the bumps in the topography were over. The new brake pads were put to the test on the down slope parts. They worked!
Google maps to find the right direction in-between the Le Chemin du Roy signs were frequent too. When frustrated, the best solution is to stop for an ice cream. Each lick evaporates the gritted teeth type of emotion. Is four ice creams in one day too many?!
Arriving into Québec City ended 90 days on the road since wobbling out of Vancouver. Naturally elated for having ridden so far, there is a weird feeling of having just on 2,000 kms to ride still until the finish.
We have been watching a number of fellow cyclists complete their biking journeys to imagine their elation of completion. Ours too could be over in 20-25 days. A weird feeling.
Back to the now; our bed for the next two nights is at Universite Laval. Yep, they hire out their student accommodation during summer holidays and we have a room like no other before. A new experience with the rig snuggly fitting in-between the two single beds. Cosy.
Neither of us attended University as part of our educational journey. We graduate in two days.
Don’t know what in however, a golden opportunity to make something up to put on our respective Curriculum Vitae’s.
For when the Cycling Across Canada by Tandem journey does eventually does come to its end.