|How to keep mosquitoes off of you.|
Squirrel gets a bit hot.
On Thursday, we biked from Purden Lake to Lasalle Lake. We would be riding about 105 km which was the first time that I had ridden that far this year. It was a very hot day compared to the 2011 trip. I ended up a bit behind the last of the group as I had to adjust the seat as it was too low the day before. I rushed for quite a distance before I finally caught up with other riders. Never again! I was so tired when I reached them.
|101 km route from Purden to Lasalle (Purden is Green 'A')|
|I found wearing the special bandana kept the ride bearable in the heat|
|Slim Creek Rest Stop|
|Nicole, the tour organizer|
Later I ended up riding with a couple of girls, one who had a sore back and tailbone, partly due to an uncomfortable seat. As I found out later, they were quite entertaining. They were the ones that danced to keep the bugs off in the photo at the top.
|My tent was set up when I arrived. (on the right)|
Eventually, we made it to the campsite. As I was sticky from riding in the heat, I soon jumped into the lake, but not before I had my required beer! Thankfully, I never encountered leeches. The water felt so refreshing. That's what kept me going through the hot day up all those hills, the thought that I would get to jump in a nice cool lake, then enjoy a nice cold beer! This day there was an added incentive to reach the campsite, it was Greek night. I love that night on the tour, as I get to enjoy Chicken, Pita bread, and Greek Salad. Yum! I can't have enough of that, and had second helpings. Nicole is the best cook out there.