wild ride today! One of the most beautiful curvy downhills ever. Felt like I was in a WWI biplane – wish I had had goggles on.
Made it into the small town of Villa Cerro Castillo, so hoping for big carnitas burrito. But no. Guess what? New Years day and everything was closed. We finally found an open café and mini-market and picked up a few more eggs, some fresh cheese, sausage and a red pepper. The owner’s daughter (who was still in her PJs at 2PM, being new years day and all), helped us get some data for our phone, and off we went.
Had lunch with two crazy French Canadiens from Trois Rivieres (one who has been to Japan, China,… but had never been to Ontario) who were also biking the same route as us.
Finally got on the road (at 5PM) which immediately turned to the most unridable gravel ever. Huge cobbles, ruts 8 hedgies tall, and a 40 mph headwind - unbearable! We climbed and climbed and climbed – it took more than 3 h to cover only 8 miles – but boy was it worth it. Ended up at one of the most beautiful campsites ever.
But had to cross a one lane suspension bridge that was oscillating like the Tacoma Narrows
(you’ve seen this right? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j-zczJXSxnw ) Well I tell you – it was almost that bad! (E+J were too terrified to take a video).
Well we made it and the campsite was magnificent! They even got the tent set up before dark this time.
Here's the view from our sleeping bags. Pretty nice, eh?