Cycling Trip – Oshawa to Trenton


We were up early this morning and on the road before 7:30 am. The humidity was already higher than yesterday so we both knew it was going to be a scorcher on the bikes today. We had a pretty steep hill to climb right from our hotel too so there wasn't even any easing into our day. No free breakfast supplied by the hotel this morning so we ate some more of Chris's homemade bread with peanut butter, some fruit we still had and coffee in our room before pushing off.

Today's route was pretty simple…..follow Hwy 2 all the way into Trenton. We passed through a bunch of small towns on the way and decided to follow some of the signs for the Waterfront Trail after we left Cobourg. We wound up down at the shores of Lake Ontario and even managed to spy a piece of beach that was near the road, so we stopped, took off our shoes and waded in the water for a bit. It sure felt great on our feet. Made it tough to continue on but we still had another 40 km to go into Trenton.

We drank and ate like fiends on the bikes as we cycled on our hottest day so far. Apparently Tuesday is supposed to be even hotter too. Our last stop was for a submarine sandwich in Brighton. From there we had about 20 km left to Trenton and our first stop, the National Air Force Museum to see the Halifax bomber on display. We arrived there at 4 pm, tired, but in great spirits as we entered the museum. Admission was free and the Halifax bomber was a sight to behold. Gary's father actually flew as the flight engineer on Halifax bombers near the end of WWII. This particular Halifax bomber was recovered from its watery grave in Norway. The recovery & restoration video was very interesting to watch. I'm only sorry I didn't have my DSLR with me. Sorry but iPhone pics will just have to do.

We are in the Guest Inn on Hwy 2 for the night. An older, flea bag motel with poor air conditioning and even worse wifi but it will do for one night. Supper at A&W tonight with dessert at Dairy Queen. You can be bad while burning mega calories while cycling! Just at a nearby laundry mat drying out our kit for the last time. Tomorrow's ride into Kingston is less than 90 km……piece of cake after today's 120 km.

 

One Comment

  1. Karen July 17, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    Sounds like you are making good progress even with all this heat! Hope we all get a break from it today, next trip better get Chris to do up a couple loaves of her homemade bread! Take care See you soon.