Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Days 36, 37, 38, & 39 of the EPIC Ride - North Bay - Pembroke; Pembroke - Ottawa, ON; rest days in Ottawa!

Day 36
Friday, August 2, 2013
North Bay - Pembroke, ON
Distance: 227 km
Average speed: 30 km/h
Grey and rainy

Day 37
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Pembroke - Ottawa, ON
Distance: 160 km

Days 38 & 39
Sunday, August 4 & Monday, August 5, 2013
Rest days in Ottawa, ON
Sunny & warm

The ride from North Bay to Pembroke was long, cool and wet. Not much else to say except that it was long.
Dave and Luke made pretty good time; riding 227 km in 7 hours and 45 minutes. Evan rode the first part of the day.

Thanks to Pembroke Pentecostal Church, we were able to make a connection with Paul Henry, who hosted and cooked for us that night and the next morning. We all actually stayed at a house that is owned by a couple from Pembroke Pentecostal; they rent out the house to students during the school year, but let us stay there for the night.

On Saturday morning, Evan pulled something in his back when rolling over in bed, so needed to take a break from riding that day. We drove about 75 km and met Dave and Luke for a break. About 70 km later, we took another break, and my family joined us near Dunrobin, outside of the Ottawa area.

While in Ottawa, we stayed with Dave's friends, Dan & Mel Reid. We spent Saturday-Monday night there, and enjoyed two awesome days in the Ottawa area.

We did a variety of things, including spending time with my family (Loobys) and the Lewis' family.
Dave, Luke & Evan went to Calvary Baptist (Dave attended here when he lived in Ottawa) and shared about the EPIC Ride and Ratanak. In the evening, Luke went with Dan and Mel to their church and shared there as well.

Throughout the weekend, we all did our own things, and did stuff together, and had a fun & relaxing time with everyone!
Thanks to our families for taking us out for food, and Dan and Mel for the great home cooking!


The adventure continues! We're in Quebec now, and plan to be in St. John's in about 2 weeks!

p.s. We're at $16,000 in donations for Ratanak, so we still need $9,000 to meet our $25,000 goal!
One of our friends from Forward, Haley Walker, will shave her head when we get back, if she can get $1,000 in donations for our fundraising goal (which will go to Ratanak). Check it out HERE, and help support Ratanak!

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