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    Day 1.229 – The River

    Sainte-Marie -> Field near Saint Gedeon
    Distance (km) : 102
    Time on bike : 6h 12m
    Brutto time: 06.25 – 19.30
    Avg : 16.4 km/h
    Max.speed: 49.6
    Total (km) : 52.280
    Altitude: 400 m
    Difficulty: 3 of 5

    Morning camp in Sainte-Marie, Quebec.

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    Morning mist on the lake (left)…

    Tune of the Day: Help I’m Alive – Metric (and thanks for the inspiration, Kélie!)

    The happy duo heading southeast...

    Narrow bridge...

    Houston, we have a problem! The road workers on the bridge wouldn’t let me pass their site (without helmet, without insurance, without safety shoes or whatever the guys told me). I could’ve easily passed without the need for all their safety issues. But what can you do.

    Houston, we've got a problem.

    I can choose to a) go back some 10 km and cross another bridge, but my body and mind just cannot do that, so I opt for b) the shorter, wetter route… (It wasn’t too deep, and it made for a decent footage).

    Scenery along the river...

    My friend/host Kélie gave me some iPod inspiration in Quebec, and most day I’m listening to these Canadian bands and I really like what I hear. Mickey 3D, Metric, Damien Saez, Patrick Watson. Check them out! The Canadian music scene is so much more than Cohen, Adams, and Dion.

    Panini break at the Van Houtte Cafe in St. Georges, Quebec...

    Gas station owner Nicolas

    I turn off highway 204 near Saint Gedeon and set up camp just 50 meters up a grassy dirt track. Mosquitoes go crazy as I go nuts.

    Wild camp near Saint Gedeon, Quebec.

    On this day..

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    2 Responses to “Day 1.229 – The River”

    1. Anders Søberg Says:

      Hej Nicolai

      Godt at se nogle stærke canadiske navne på worldtravellers.dk (inkl. et par jeg ikke kender). Når du nu kan lide Metric bør du tjekke Broken Social Scene hvor begge bandmedlemmer – sangerinden Emily Haines og guitarristen James Shaw – har medvirket tidligere. Dette band har desuden fostret en hel række af unge og talentfulde canadiske musikere som eksempelvis Feist og Kevin Drew. Af andre glimrende ‘indie’ bands bør også nævnes: The New Pornographers, Stars, Wolf Parade og Eric’s Trip.

      Og så er der selvfølgelig klassikerne: Neil Young og The Band

      /Anders

      PS. Tittelen på dagens newsletter minder mig desuden om denne klassiker, men det er en helt anden historie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hK2L_0DeL3U

    2. Nicolai Says:

      Hej Anders…

      Dejligt at høre fra dig. BSC, Feist, Wolf Parade har alle en sikker og tryg tilværelse i min iPod. De unge pornofolk kender jeg kun af navn, og vil checke dem ud. Jeg har aldrig rigtig givet Mr. Young en chance, men det må jeg få ændret. Du kender jo din musik, Anders, så det er dejligt at få lidt ekstra inspiration.

      Håber alt vel!

      Kærligst, Nicolai

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