Day 55 Sturgeon Falls > Mattawa

Tuesday. Had breakfast early with commander Jill now self impossed head of the boot camp! Only one conscript so far though. As I started down the road I passed two guys thumbing a lift and we had a joke about me giving them a ride. 10 km further on a rain storm blew in and drenched me so I stopped by a coffee bar and dried out. Once back on the road I rounded the next corner and The Newarkers had pulled up two cyclists. Yes our first Trans Canada's Adam & Monica still looking a little traumatised! They are doing the whole trip in three weeks on then three weeks off so they can return to work as pilots in between. We share a few stories and then headed on. They stayed in the next town - North Bay and I continued. The scenery is more undulating by the day. Some tricky hills today and hot weather with another headwind. As I left North Bay the two hitchhikers were waiting for another ride. We waved and laughed saying see you soon! On arrival in Mattawa I could hardly believe it! They were on the road outside the hotel we were staying in. I took them a glass of wine each and they told me they were on there way to Quebec city. I guess this isn't the last time we'll see each other. Meanwhile the Newarkers were working there charm on some guys in a local band (not Indian - musical) sadly not playing tonight! They were in their 70's! . Myrt's Restaurant gave us a good supper and we were set up for the night. Weather sunny and hot 30's Wind SE Road Kill 1 x rabbit 1 x black thing think Skunk

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1. Monica and Adam Bourque wrote:
Hey Jo! It was so great meeting you and sharing our cycling stories! We have enjoyed following you on your blog, keep up the great work!

We made it as far as Montreal on our last tour and won't be able to get back on the road until the 21st of July. It would have been great to run into you on the east coast, but I don't think there is anyway we can catch up, you've made good time! But if you do plan on staying awhile in the maritimes let us know!

We will keep in touch! Happy biking! Enjoy your summer!

Wed, July 4, 2012 @ 4:43 PM

2. Cilenia wrote:
哈哈哈 謝謝儂 俺心領了 只要末日沒到 來日方長 有機會過柔佛新山大街 不過得小心 地方治安問題 記得一定要叫他陪儂去 找看黃阿福街 Jalan Wong Ah Fook 看看有沒馬來人 現在可能是給印尼人 壟斷 了 補鞋匠 都是在走廊的無牌小販醬的小攤位 他們會把鞋底重修后再用粘著劑加鐵釘把鞋底釘好 俺心愛的皮鞋也就是醬陪俺 多 走了兩年的路 ^^Super Glue可用acetone來洗脫 普通的nail polish rovemer都含有acetone 用小棉棒沾一些acetone塗抹在Super Glue上面就可以去除了 p/s 不要戴塑膠手套 純布料 不是化學類的布就ok 因為有些Super Glue的科學成份可以溶解塑膠手套和釋放無形有毒氣體 醬會造成更大的傷害 請記得 Super Glue本身就是純化學製成品 要儲藏好

Mon, January 6, 2014 @ 1:14 PM

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