Hello. Day 41. London to Brantford, Ont. 70.6 miles. 1,417 feet of climbing. Temp on arrival: 82
Brantford’s claim to fame: it’s the hometown of Wayne Gretzky.
At the start we saw a lot of Canadian jerseys—riders got them at a Trek bike shop in London. Here are three versions.
From left to right: Prattville (AL) Mike (ABB staff, but riding as a “guest); Ozark (AL) Fred; Ashville (NC) Rob (staff)
It was a way better day today. Light winds until the first (and only) rest stop, then they picked up and turned double-digit from the east/northeast. But we had a paceline of six and that helped. Plus, it was a pretty ride.
Kind of amazing how the legs can do it again after a hard day…
New crops: beets, tobacco and ginseng. Ginseng is grown under nets, and we saw a lot of it today.
Stopped at a fruit stand where they also sold butter tarts (see above). The tarts are a Canadian thing, and mom used to always have them when I visited. So yummy…Will share.
On the way into Bratford, Knoxville Greg (left) flatted. Wolfboro (NH) Mike was helping him.
Here’s another photo of us crossing the Blue Water Bridge yesterday. Taken by one of the staff.
No ride videos until we’re back in the States because Dave’s not doing Strava while we’re in Canada.