Sunday, September 4, 2011
Day 247 - The smiles would soon fade...
Except that I haven't ridden a bike in two years. Uh oh. Lisa's alright: she's a runner and a cyclist and a former top calibre rower so this shouldn't be too tough for her. In order to have a hope of keeping up with her, I've been riding for the past several weeks, slowly building up my stamina (from eight blocks the first night to about 15 km last weekend).
This weekend, we agreed to try my most ambitious ride yet: 40 km, from Fredericton to Mactaquac and back.
Except we got lost. We took the wrong trail and, after more than 30 km, had still not found Mactaquac. We found ourselves in Millville, about 16 km north of Mactaquac. We decided to turn around and head back. But not before we stopped in at "Bird's (C)orner Store" in, you guessed it, Burtt's Corner, for a drink and a snack. And a kind young woman in the parking lot agreed to snap our picture (see above).
We look happy here. But, by the end of our 64.5 km death ride, the smiles were no longer available. As Lisa kept saying, however, it's a story to tell and a great photograph: a snapshot of Mark and Lisa in Burtt's Corner.