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Saint-Rémi-d'Amherst

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July 30, 2021. It was back home from Tremblant today. This is the view from the Casse-Croute du Lac Remi (ie., a chip wagon). I have a lot of photos to look through, a Blue Jays home opener to watch, and planning to do for my next adventure. https://flic.kr/p/2medyoZ

Rain Day

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July 29, 2021. It was a cool and rainy day at Tremblant but that didn't slow us down as we walked the 360 trail at the summit; this is a view from that walk. We also went to the bike shop in town and some shops near the hotel. https://flic.kr/p/2meaq1W

Mont Tremblant

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July 28, 2021. We went for a hike to the waterfall near the base of the mountain then took the Gondola to the top to enjoy views like this one. Beautiful day today, nice and warm and sunny. https://flic.kr/p/2mdTR5r

Lac Nominingue

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July 27, 2021. Today was a 122 km ride from Mont Tremblant to Lac Nominingue and back. Cool and cloudy for the most part; I cycled pretty fast (for me) at 19.9 kph or the distance, leaving me pretty tired at the end. But rightly so; it's the second-longest ride I've ever made. I made some TikToks for the ride as well. https://flic.kr/p/2mdL4uz

Mont Tremblant

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July 2, 2021. We spent the day packing and driving up to Mont Tremblant today to enjoy a few days of well-earned vacation in the Laurentian Mountains. This is a detail from the splash pad near our room. We're in a different building today, Sommit de Neiges, and the room is excellent. https://flic.kr/p/2mdFuHG

Marlborough Forest

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July 25, 2021. We went hiking in the Marlborough Forest today, which is at the very south-west corner of Ottawa city limits. Much fewer people than elsewhere, beautiful cedar and scrub forest, the walking trails rougher but still very walkable. The weather was warm and nearly perfect. https://flic.kr/p/2mdpF3T

Getting Closer

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July 24, 2021. This is the gravel bike and tent (unstaked) test set-up. The bike is cleaned and oiled and the bags have been fitted into place and tested. The tend fits into the handlebar bag; I'll be putting heavy stuff into the frame bag, clothes, food and bedding in the rear panniers, and bicycle repair stuff in the saddle bag. On Monday we're headed for Tremblant and I'll take it for a test ride on the trail (we're also planning some hiking on the mountain). We'll get back Friday and my bicycle trip will begin some time the following week, depending on when my mini-CPAP arrives. https://flic.kr/p/2mdaMWz