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Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Day 41 - 18 July, 2011 Marathon Ontario to White River, Ontario

It rained through the night last night, so when I left camp the pavement was wet and there was a touch of fog.  As the sun rose there was a "glow" about the forest. There was hardly any traffic and it was all very peaceful.  I had 24 km to peddle to get through Marathon and I was glad I was tackling the hills with fresh legs.  Just outside of Marathon, I came across another cyclist Micheal from Montreal.  We rode together for about 60 km.  The hills weren't as steep, but the day was warming up and very humid.  We were able to take turns drafting and it made the day go a little faster. (When Brian was leaving Marathon, he saw a bear.)  Micheal stopped to swim in White Lake and I kept going.  Approximately 30 km out of White River, crews were re-paving the road.  There was a bit of a headwind that kept the bugs at bay.  Still lots of hill climbing and the temperature was hovering around 30 degrees.  I was going through gallons of water today.  I met up with Brian in White River and the first order of business was heading to the A & W for a diet root beer float and a not-so-diet Teen burger.  We had our photo taken with Winnie the Pooh.  On August 24th, 1914, Lt. Harry Coleburn purchased a bear cub in White River, Ontario and named it after his hometown of Winnipeg.  Winnie ended up in the London Zoo where A. A. Milne visited and put a jacket on the bear. He partnered him up with Christoper Robin and the rest as they say is in the Honeypot! Total 115 km.

Last Big Hill Before Marathon-There Goes Sassy!

Anne Cooling Off

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