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The Dentist's Chair

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May 24, 2022. I was at the dentist this morning for my regular cleaning and polishing. I then rewarded myself with a couple of Mozza Burgers from A&W. Back to work, making the newsletter, and I uploaded my cycling trip video. Here it is: www.youtube.com/watch?v=coS3sCO3dZk https://flic.kr/p/2nnL6JL

One Last Look

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May 23, 2022. This is one last look at the forest at my campsite in Voyageur Provincial Park. After a very cold night freezing in my light sleeping bag, I cycled 75 km back to Casselman, then got in the car, drove back to the park, and picked up all my gear. https://flic.kr/p/2nnCTU6

More Voyageur

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May 22, 2022. Scene in Voyageur Provincial park as I cycled today to9 Hawkesbury and back. I was a little surprised at the impact of the storm (it's not like I had a lot of news while camping) and the continuing power outage. It also got a lot colder while I was out on this ride, and it rained on me all the way back. https://flic.kr/p/2nnCRtz

At Camp

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May 21, 2022. At camp in the morning after cycling in the day before, ahead of my planned ride to Rigaud. It was an eventful day punctuated by a huge storm that rolled through, knocking down trees and power lines in its path. https://flic.kr/p/2nnAmR1

Voyageur Provincial Park

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May 20, 2022. This is the scene at the entrance to Voyageur Provincial Park, on the Ottawa River between Hawkesbury and Rigaud. I woke up early to deliver a presentation to a conference in Iran. Then I assembled all my gear and took it to the park. Then I drove home. I got on my road bike (ie., the bike without the wrecked wheel, but which could not carry a bikepacking load) and cycled the 74 km to the park, arriving (as you can see) in early evening. Against the wind the whole way. But it was still great; it was me defeating the bad day. https://flic.kr/p/2nnsYZD

The Wheel

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May 19, 2022. Disassembled wheel with at least one ball bearing missing. Today was one of those days where anything that could go wrong did go wrong. I tried to repair my broken spoke, couldn't get it to bend around the disc brake, and ended up wrecking the wheel. All on the day before my planned bikepacking trip. https://flic.kr/p/2nnyjVb

Fence and Pond

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May 18, 2022. This is a nice pastoral scene about half way from Casselman to St. Albert. I took the gravel bike on a nice ride before a scheduled bikepacking trip this weekend. And for the first time ever, had a problem with it, as I broke a spoke just a couple kilometers away from finishing. My best guess is that I over-inflated the tire. I've also been doing some work in Mozilla Hubs VR rooms, and the ActivityPub plugin for WordPress. And we had an afternoon meeting planning for the upcoming year's collaborations. https://flic.kr/p/2nmFYL6