It's going to be our first Canada Day on Canadian soil since we met, and it's going to be a memorable one. I'm visiting my family in GFW this Canada Day weekend and John decided he needed a bit more of an adventure. So he loaded up his Rocky Mountain hardtail (Vertex) and he is biking the 447km along the T'Railway to meet me here.
John left after work yesterday to ride to the official start at the Railway Coastal Museum downtown St. John's, and had a short stop at a convenience store in Whitbourne before pedalling through most of the night with just a quick 2-hour cat nap in his bivvy along the trailside.
It was raining when he left the city and foggy on most of the Avalon. He said it was a rough slog through the night with lots of rolling resistance from the gravel and a thick fog along the isthmus.
It's also a good chance to test out the new SPOT Tracker, which is working perfectly. It's fun to track his progress and he is making good time.
Looks like he's got the perfect day for it with sunshine across the island. Hopefully not too many mosquitoes, though, as they do love a good British meal ;)
Help us cheer him on! It's going to be a long day for him with more than 250km ahead if my calculations are correct. I'm sure he will get a good breakfast in Clarenville and hoping the upcoming terrain is comfortable. I'm not sure what it's like through the park, so I'm curious to hear what these parts of the trail are like!
(This post is from June 29 but I can't figure out how to order multiple posts in one day so I'm dating this a day early, so until I figure it out, I'm changing the date to June 28)