The Tour La Nuit event in Ottawa is put on by Capital VeloFest and is a fun 20km night ride that takes place in the fall. I had missed it last year but was determined to go this year and made sure I had lots of ‘flair’.
While on our last Insults in the Dark summer trip, we kept driving by the resort so I got curious and looked it up online. It was pretty swanky and we joked about going there the following year. Fast forward 8 months and it was planning time again and as usual, it was tough nailing down a weekend where everyone was free. As a result, our choices were limited on where to go and the resort we joked about going to became a reality.
Farewell my Homegrown Schwinn. We spent many years together and saw lots of trails but it’s time to move on. Find out what happened to one of the best bikes I’ve ever ridden.
There are a dozen ways to get from Ottawa to Kingston on a road bike and they all take you through small picturesque towns. Not a particularly tough trip is you go in a group of bikers where one can draft off your fellow riders, talk to them and speed along on your feather light road bike with your ultra thin tires. A different story when you are a steel framed mountain bike with knobby tires.