Sunday, March 22, 2009

Destination: Mont St-Hilaire

Not the warmest day, but at least it was above zero

Chambly Canal: closed for winter

The dam at Chambly

Mont St-Hilaire, our rockiest local hill, bike path on bridge too!

Old Fort at Chambly on Richelieu river

Today's ride is the circuit "#5 Circuit des chutes du Richelieu" from the Monteregie region's Road bike circuits map. This will take us from Richelieu/Chambly for a ride near Rougemont and Mt St-Hilaire mountains. We might not go up to the St-Julie northern part of the ride cuz we want a bit of a shorter distance ride, so we will cross the river at St-Hilaire to Beloeil.

And as usual, we have a crack of noon departure time. Gotta go!

Result, it was a little windy (30 km/h!) and cooler than saturday, but roads were generally good and we stopped for a Tim coffee and donut(s... oink - usually our rides are far away from corporate food chain civilization) mid ride before crossing the Richelieu river to St-Hilaire. Views were very nice, we liked this ride. A moderate 50 km distance.


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