Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to Charlottetown!

Trip distance: 68km
Lori's new speed record: 47.1 kmh

That's really as fast as I need or want to go on a bike. I wasn't even trying. In fact, I was braking. That should tell you something about the hills we had to climb!

This felt like one of our best rides physically. The light wind was at our backs, the clouds were thick to protect us from the heat, and at least in the beginning the hills were gentle. So we ended up taking the long scenic route along the shore. Then as we got closer to Charlottetown, we hit the hills! It was somewhat cruel, because we could see Charlottetown about 2km off in the distance across the water, but had to ride around the water for 40 km! Plus a chunk of that was on a busy highway with no shoulder. That's the worst for riding. 

We stopped in Cornwall for a better-than-expected lunch at Pizza Delight (restaurant options were limited) and rolled into our B&B by 4:00 pm. 

The Merchantman Pub gets high reviews, but we thought it was mostly average for the price. Bram had the street chicken and I had their award winning east-west burger. While it was indeed a tasty burger, for $13 with no side, I expected more wow.

Wandered around shops and hunted for our favorite peanut butter fudge crunch ice cream before hitting bed early.

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