Day 63 Portneuf > Quebec City

Ok simple beat the heat and set off at dawn. Simple! Big hills climbing the side of the escarpment then dropping back down to river level. Difficult 50 km but felt good as I approached Quebec City Center. Only 1 km to go and the road ahead closed once again. I followed the detour only to find it directed me onto the M40 motorway with police waiting to turn me round it was back to the drawing board. I retraced my route and the only possible way into Quebec was another 36Km back almost to where I started! 10 am now and the heat was on. I met the 3 guys from Vermont biking just for the week whom I had overtaken the day before. We chatted about taking a new route but there was no way around the hills and we all took it on the chin. The hills were so steep the paths along side were huge steps so no way I could push Stuart plus my trailer on them. Striped down to just biking knickers and a white T shirt I realized my wardrobe error when I staggered sweating profusly into the first hotel. My reflection in the reception mirror horrified me! I looked like an entry in a wet t-shirt competion black bra and knickers on full show! They hastily found me a room! 86 Km! Having a couple of days to tour the city - get some beauty theropy and chill'in out! Rob is on his way! Weather Hot hot hotter Wind N E Road Kill - 1 x chipmunk

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1. liz wrote:
Wow, only 1km away from QC and you had to redo the day including both heat and hills!!! We hope that you are sitting by a pool in a nice hotel or sipping wine in a quaint quebecois bar at this moment. Enjoy the Old City, you certainly deserve it. Liz and the Ottawa crew

Sat, June 23, 2012 @ 6:05 PM

2. Jo &amp wrote:
Hey John Boy - Bet ya 2p we win but - bueno suerte Italia! Pueda La mejor vitoria del equipo!!!!!!! Sounds like a scene from "A Fish Called Wanda"! Cheers matie Ameretto & Baileys on the rocks when I back!!!!! Big hugs for Iggy too X

Well done too Charli and the Bikers you made me laugh. Who had the high Viz on!!!!!!xxx

Sat, June 23, 2012 @ 7:41 PM

3. john and iggy wrote:
ha ha, buona fortuna italia!! inglighterra zero, italia tre!! all the best jo, sounds like its hot hot!!!

Sun, June 24, 2012 @ 5:44 AM

4. Vvvbf wrote:
All very tense at in front of tv waiting for football to start, just seen the real Stuart on tv so watch out for him. Glad you enjoyed your lunch at the chateau wish I was there too.

Sun, June 24, 2012 @ 1:27 PM

5. Jo wrote:
Found Irish Pub in French Quebec to watch England v Itslia, with a German guy called Yan drinking Canadian Blonde. Well done John I owe you! The best team did win!

Mon, June 25, 2012 @ 5:48 AM

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