Just a short post without photos or much description to let you know I made it on the first day of my ride to my goal: King Neptune Campground in Indian Cove, Nova Scotia. I plan to write a detailed post with pictures and description for each day when I have some leisure time. Here’s the RidewithGPS information for yesterday.
The RidewithGPS link is here [linkie].
A couple of things from yesterday. I was out the door and checked out of my room by 10, cleared the grocery store where I bought some supplies for the day by 11 and was out of Halifax proper by about noon. All in all, I rode about three hours out of the eight I was on the road, averaging just under 10 miles an hour. My overall average speed has improved about a mile an hour since I started riding with gear just a few short days ago.
I spent another two hour’s stop at Shaw’s Restaurant in West Dover about 10 miles from my final destination eating an amazing dinner and sitting on a deck looking at even more amazing scenery. Shaw’s will get a post of its own coming up.
By the time I left Shaw’s the sun was getting fairly low in the sky’s. Because some clouds have moved in it was getting darker then I cared that it would be on a fairly busy road, so I skipped Peggy’s Cove and rolled onto the campground. This morning I backtracked about 2 miles leaving my gear at the campground to ride through this amazing village. It will also get a post of its own.
While RidewithGPS hung in there, a couple of things didn’t work yesterday. Strava crapped out and completely reset itself about 5 miles into the ride. I tried for a little bit, but nothing I had done was recoverable. I now feel rewarded for using both Strava and RidewithGPS even though it is kind of a “belt and suspenders” approach. My Scosche heart rate monitor also appears to have died. I had fully charged it the night before I left, but I was unable to ever synch it and it appears to be kaput. I’ll look at it more carefully when I have some time, but I don’t have a lot of hope.
I said no pictures? Well, I can’t leave you without this teaser. It just wouldn’t be fair.
Day 2 awaits!