Saturday, August 11, 2018

Kids Day 10: On the Bikes

You knew this was coming. Didn't you?

After taking 3 posts to go over day 9 of our time with the kids, I have arrived at day 10 — our final day.

The weather had changed for the better, so we were able to get out on the bikes. We took a different trail, a straighter one along an former railway track; the straightness made it only seem longer. Danica's disbelief of this comes at the end of the video, below.

But first, a few pictures.

The trail was once a railway line.

It became part of the Trans Canada Trail, which it says on the little sign to the right. In this area, you can cycle all of the way in Ottawa (and well beyond, of course). Apparently it has recently been renamed to the Great Trail. I don't know why, and our signage, at least, hasn't been updated.

A few more.

This hydro truck was parked in front of our door when we got back home. They were changing power boxes, and the electricity was out, but not for long.

We manged to get our hands on the GoPro again. The clip is almost 2 1/2 minutes long, but give me some credit for cutting it down from almost 1 hour. 😃


Kay said...

Wow! That’s a long bike ride. But what great exercise! I would have been grateful for the flat biking trail. Hawaii has too many hills.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Just spent some time catching up on the past several days of kid-ventures. Looks like all had a great time and spending it outdoors and at the library was better than being indoors.

Mara said...

Danica: believe somebody who has been riding bikes all her life: straight roads are boooooooooring and seem to be much longer, because everything looks the same.

John: love the whistling you did at one point, it brought a smile to my face.

Joanne Noragon said...

This continent was criss crossed by Indian trails (roads) that became our roads and rails. What goes around comes around!

Marie Smith said...

Such a great trail, whatever the name!

Jenn Jilks said...

An hour!

Our grandies are doing tours of their AirBnBs.It's hilarious. The Japanese one is TEENY!!!

Great biking weather.