Day 23 – Burlington, ON to Paris, ON – 42 Miles
We had a leisurely breakfast with our hosts, Bill & Cristina. It was Sunday, so they were looking for a tandem ride anyway, and they decided to join us for the first 25 miles of our route. They ride a recumbent tandem bike. It was fun to have their company, and especially nice to let them lead the way and let Shawn have a morning off from navigating.
We headed west from Burlington and in 4 miles had a fair climb out of the city. We were going over the Niagara Escarpment. This is a ledge that extends from Niagara Falls, forms the islands & peninsulas that define Georgian Bay, the southern part of the upper peninsula of Michigan and Door peninsula of Wisconsin. Now that we have climbed this, we are at Lake Erie elevation. (I’m sure that is simplified Earth Science, but you get the picture). After the climb, it was relatively flat and we had a nice ride with Bill leading the way and providing the pace for the day.
We stopped for lunch at a pub in St. George. It was a great lunch recommendation & great having company at lunch. We were so happy Bill and Cristina could join us!
We still had some rolling hills as we rode along The Grand River (Canadian model) and that gave us some hills as we headed through the valley to our camping spot outside of Paris at Pinehurst Lake Conservation Area. We stopped at a grocery store on our way out of town & had a wonderful dinner at camp!
Our WS hosts, Bill & Cristina, riding out with us!
“Man up!” like Barney Fife!
Follow that tandem!