Checking the Weather Station
["Weather concerns me. Pack my long johns?"]
Two days to go. Anticipation woke me up early again this morning.
I've been checking 14-day trends at the Weather Network and things don't look good. Rain clouds may fill the air on several days during my trip east. Day 1. Destination - Kingston. Forecast - rain. Day 2. Destination - Trois Rivieres. Forecast - rain. Such is life my father would say.
In 2010 I also checked 14-day trends and saw rain in my future but I only suffered one drop of rain during all my travels. But the forecasts encouraged me to buy rain gear and I wore it twice as i recall. For 30 minutes at the beginning of Day 2 - while leaving Kingston - and 45 minutes as I left Riviere du Loup on my way home. That was it. So, I'll pack rain gear again but try to stay ahead of the storms. I have a new back tire so the bike will be grippy and I'll stick to the old Trans-Canada Highway where I can, dodge heavy traffic and pull over when my glasses and helmet shield get wet or foggy.
Rain I can deal with. Snow, hail and disoriented moose are another story.
Photos from East Coast 2010
["Day 2. I removed the rain gear 30 minutes out of Kingston"]
["Day 2. I arrived in Trois Rivieres under cloudy skies"]
["Day 3. I left Trois Rivieres with dramatic clouds overhead"]
["Day 3. Between Trois Rivieres and Riviere du Loup. Nice and dry"]
["Day 3. Beautiful day as I approach Riviere du Loup"]
["Day 4. I'm following Saint John R. on my way to Fredericton"]
["Day 4. Under sunny skies I find the world's longest covered bridge in N.B."]
["Day 4. Bright evening in Fredericton as I walk downtown"]
["Day 5. Entering N.S. on my way to Halifax. Wind made ride tougher"]
["Day 5. Warm, sunny day. Lunch time at roadside stop. Loverly"]
Mr. Noodle makes a fine lunch, but if it rains the soup gets a bit watery!
Link to East Coast