Off-island loop - South Shore and Seaway
3 pm on sunday afternoon and still haven't got moving yet? Got trouble getting going the morning after the night before? Got no gas for the car? Whatcha gonna do?
Cross the Pont Jacques Cartier bridge and follow bike path on the south shore through St-Lambert, Brossard, Laprairie, (signage all through here has improved) Candiac and St-Catherine, cross the ecluse Ste-Catherine locks (recreoparc, visit if you have time and explore excellent riverside landscape - picnic opportunities) , then take the mid-river seaway bike path (aka voie maritime) back to Parc Drapeau and cross Ile Notre Dame and Ile-Ste-helene to the Pont Jacques Cartier and arrive back on the island in time for supper.
A super 60km ride and in a few minutes from now... a super supper. Speaking of super suppers, we celebrated at BAZAar Anise last night for some real gourmet dining. This resto is a few steps above the level of "bistro" and one of the best eating experiences in Montreal. We opened with lamb somosas and petoncles on risotto, mained on osso bucco and veal cheeks with fries and grilled vegetables, and finished it off with cherry cheescake and terrine of fresh berries. Oink, that was good.
Note: This was post number 500!