Saturday, 3 August 2013

Days 34 & 35 of the EPIC Ride - Sudbury - North Bay, ON; Rest day in North Bay

Day 34
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sudbury - North Bay, ON
Distance: 118 km

Day 35
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Rest day in North Bay, ON

On Thursday, Evan, Luke and I went to the local Christian radio station in Sudbury, KFM 95.5 to talk with Bryan Cooper for a couple minutes about our ride and about Ratanak. Evan did most of the talking and did a really good job.

After that, we went back to the Flietstra's and had breakfast, then Dave and Luke started riding to North Bay.

After a mid-ride break, about 60 km in, Evan got started riding, with the goal of riding the last 50 km or so. About 7 km in, as he was going through an intersection, the clips on his cycling shoes had worn down and suddenly unclipped from the pedal clips. I picked him up and he rode in the van the rest of the way to North Bay.

We got to North Bay by about 1:30, loaded up the bikes, and went to McDonalds for dinner. Then we went to the Nipissing Universtiy Residence, where we stayed in two dorm apartments with Evan's parents.

We were in North Bay for the evening and next day. We went to Canadian Tire before dinner to get a new tent for us to replace the really leaky one that Dave and Evan got soaked in, while camping at Pancake Bay. The Redkas treated us to dinner at Swiss Chalet, then we went back to the Residence and chilled and slept.

On Thursday, we got up before 8 and went to KFM Radio 103.5 - the North Bay station (sister station to the one in Sudbury) - and were interviewed there for a couple minutes, by Dean Belanger.

We spent the rest of the day eating lots, just lounging around, and Evan went to check out Canadore College (where he's planning to go for school in 2014). After eating Chinese takeout for dinner, we drove down the to Lake Nipissing waterfront and enjoyed the view...

Thanks to the Redkas for feeding us lots, giving us snacks and other food to take along in the van, and for arranging the rooms at Nipissing Residence. Thanks also for taking a bunch of stuff home for us-we got rid of a few bags and bin of stuff.


p.s. We're in Ottawa now; new blog post coming tomorrow or Monday!

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