Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mauricie: Yamachiche->St-Elie-de-Caxton->Louiseville

Yamachiche is full of cute old brick homes

Sunshine and blue sky, 30C temperatures, oh, and 60 km/h west winds!

That's better than chemin Fin-du-Monde!

Naptime... wakeup! Huh?

View of St-Elie-de-Caxton from the Calvaire above the church

We returned to ride our western Mauricie exploration ride of 2009. It's Yamachiche->St-Elie-de-Caxton->Louiseville. Yamachiche is about 15-20 minutes from Trois Rivieres, on the closer-to-Montreal side.

We're getting to know this route pretty good--it's the third time we visit here this spring. Today, with 29C temperatures, was certainly the best of the three.

Here are some churches, at least two we passed are not pictured, at Louiseville and St-Paulin.

Non-trad village church in Ste-Angele-de-Premont

On top of the calvaire at the catholic church in St-Elie-de-Caxton (a fun (but respectful) summit climb and not to be missed! Access is via the road on the far side of cemetary.

Church at Ste-Ursele

Church at St-Thomas-de-Caxton

Church at Yamachiche, our regular starting point for this ride.
It looks like Minister Robot from Futurama.


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