It was big. I got tired. Started in Simcoe on my CCX with the trailer and little Bric in tow. The plan was to ride into Dundas to my sister-in-law's house for a pool party / BBQ with Little Bric riding along the entire way. Looked easy enough to link together a loop using all the rail trails from Norfolk / Brant / Hamilton.
We started out in Simcoe along the Lynn Valley Trail, heading north out of town and hitting the Sunrise Trail at the Lion's Park. The Sunrise Trail is short and turns into the Waterford Heritage Trail.
We rode over the Black Bridge in Waterford and continued north. After some saddle time we reached the boarder of Brant County where the trail turns from gravel into pavement. Nice touch Brant County!
We reached Mount Pleasant and Little Bric needed to stretch his legs. We found a park just off the trail and he spent some time playing while I massaged my legs. I was running out of fluids already, we need to find a store soon and get a drink or two.
We rolled into Brantford and I ran out of water. We crossed the bridge over the Grand River and found a gas station with a store. I got a juice for Little Bric and lots of water for myself to get me to Dundas. A quick run through the city along the pathways and we were on our way, riding the Brantford - Hamilton rail trail.
Somewhere between Brantford and Hamilton it started falling apart. I was getting exhausted from the effort of pulling a 50lbs dead weight on wheels behind me on gravel and the beating sun on me. Stops to stretch my legs were getting more and more frequent. I finally had to call Mrs. Bric for a rescue boat at Copetown Road. We were within 10km of our destination but I could no longer go on. Mrs. Bric picked us up and drove us the 10 min to her sisters place. I was disappointed in myself, I didn't finish the trip and the pictures to document it got missed as I was having some brain fade. In the end though, Little Bric had a great time, it was a huge ride for him. We rode 64km in total. Maybe next time we will make the entire distance. Until then, more riding to Dover with Little Bric to build my legs up and harden up my butt.
The Bric...._ mountain biker, road rider, heavyweight gear abuser. Built like a brick sh*thouse. No bike is safe.