If you follow us on twitter, you would have seen the story of the last two days with this little comment early on Monday morning:
Not heavy, but cold miserable rain as we enter Levis.Definitely more mental than physical today.30/205kms in the books.
— Bike For Bricks (@BikeForBricks) June 25, 2012
|Quebec City from Levis|
|A little off-roading|
|End of Day 9 in Saint- Pascal|
I could really fill this entire post with complaints, but let's get to the title, where I choose to frame it: teamwork. Yesterday, we really hit our stride in working as a team to accomplish our goals. Advanced drafting, everyone got into the lead. It is obvious how much it really helps rotating the lead. I don't know how strong the winds were, but they were directly in our faces for most of the day. It is impossible to understate how essential our team attitude was to even just getting through the day. Other little examples too, but it's really as simple as the drafting.
Ultimately, we didn't make our ambitious goal of a campground south of Riviere du Loup. We ended the day in Saint-Pascal, after 185km, still a career-high for all of us. That means that Tuesday we will have to do about 160 to catch up to our plan of Edmundston.
|Entering New Brunswick|
Also, late yesterday, Kyle's rack broke. We have a complicated bungee situation holding right now, but we need to take care of this soon. Another casualty of the rains is our motivation to tent. At the end of a day in which we are completely soaked, I think it is a smart health decision to get indoors. So we have been motelling for each of the past two nights. Not ideal, but essential.
We're starting the day with wet shoes, knowing the rain is coming, heading to a cycle shop...fun times!
|Kyle MacGyvers his rack support|