Ottawa On The Fly

Trip Start Jun 16, 2012
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Trip End Jun 23, 2012


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Friday, June 22, 2012

It was a great day to be out riding.  The weather was perfect, clear skies and just the right temperature. What I like to call the Goldilocks temperature: not too hot, not too cold, just right.  I quickly got into the zone of riding and made my way through the countryside.   My goal was to get to Ottawa before stopping if I could.  

However, the stop-and-go in Montreal had really zapped my fuel and riding into Ottawa I had less than I thought. According to my trip odometer I had traveled almost 300 km (180 miles) since Drummondville that morning which put me with less than an hour's fuel remaining.  Traffic in Ottawa was really heavy and I decided paying attention to the traffic and not getting killed was more important than checking the signage looking for a gas station.  Before I knew it, though, I was out of the city and back into Ontario farm country with very few exits or signs of commerce.

My reserve light came on not far out of Ottawa and I started thinking about how hard or easy it would be to get roadside assistance out there with no cell phone or other means of contact.  Very few cars or trucks were on the road.  Eventually I saw a truck stop up ahead and pulled off for gas.  Looking at my watch, I saw that I was making good time so I decided to hang out at the truck stop for a bit and take a little break.

Fueled up and rested, I headed back out on 417, headed for Sudbury.
 
 
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