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Corn and Bard

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July 25, 2017. 20x50 Day 9. A nice 52 km ride today to Riceville, about 25 km northeast of Casselman. The road to Riceville is one of my favourite in the region and a pleasure to cycle. This barn and corn is just one of many sights along it.

Rain

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July 24, 2017. It absolutely poured today, non-stop all day, so I took advantage of the weather to get my rear derailleur on my bicycle adjusted. And to do some coding and catching up with stuff.

Poppy Lane

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July 23, 2017. 20x50 Day 8. I cycled to Avonmore and back again today, 50km, making good time at better than 20kph average speed. I wanted to see the Avonmore Fair but ended up seeing this laneway lined with poppies and other flowers. Poppies are rare here and seeing this many in one place was a real surprise. The Blue Jays were blown out again, so the less said about baseball the better.

Poppy Lane

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July 23, 2017. 20x50 Day 8. I cycled to Avonmore and back again today, 50km, making good time at better than 20kph average speed. I wanted to see the Avonmore Fair but ended up seeing this laneway lined with poppies and other flowers. Poppies are rare here and seeing this many in one place was a real surprise. The Blue Jays were blown out again, so the less said about baseball the better.

Weisse Gloria

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July 22, 2017. This is a type of Astilbe, or false spirea, photographed in front of the Canadian Labour Congress building on our way to the Ottawa Lebanese Festival nearby. The festival was a bit of a disappointment; we had some Lebanese food but there was nothing really to see (or photograph).

Teepees

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July 21, 2017. 20x50 Day 7. 55 km to Vars and back (simply terrible roads around Vars, a neglected corner of Ottawa). This is between Vars and Limoges, on the edge of the Cumberland Forest. It turns out to be Camp LOA, a horse-riding camp for children.

Finch

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July 20, 2017. 20x50 Day 6. 55km at 20kph, which is very good for me. This is a house on the main street (Front Street) of Finch. If you want to buy me a house, buy me this one (notice it's for sale!). Really good ride today; maybe I'm over the worse of the chafing and irritation?