July 11th made it to Calais Canada

My last day in USA, I was excited to be this close to Canada and thought it would be a sweet days ride, Oh was I wrong. Haha I had to work for every mile and it was the hardest day Id had.

I set google to take me from Ellsworth to Calias and it said I would be going up Route 9, so I thought sweet. The start was cool and then I went onto Gravel which I didn’t think much of until the road got crazy soft and sandy , then narrow and hilly. You should have seen me slipping and sliding and swearing all over the trail. I was laughing at myself but shitty myself at the same time. Not sure how I didn’t have a big crash. Trusty Surly bike and Bob trailer did real well.

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I was down to a walk as the narrow tires just couldn’t stay straight.

As you could imagine I was struggling just to push my baby and yes I did crash again haha.

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I was way out the back of who knows where and even though I was loving it I was thinking where was route 9. It took me about 3 hours of struggling to find the highway again and you would have thought Id been away for days. Bloody felt like it.

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Then it was just straight up the road and to add more hardness it was hilly as. Up or down I went , the sun was strong as and beating down on me, then there were no towns, not even houses to stop and ask for water. Luckly I had my gallon with me and it just got me to Hilltop dinner, The lady said “are you ok” when I walked me and I answered with “ Ice cream and Coke please”. I needed to cool the inside of me and get some sweetness in me. I was there about a hour.

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I made it to Calias and it was around 7.30pm, I wasn’t planning on going over the boarder until the morning but when I saw no real spots to camp I decided to head over as it looked not so built up . I got through the customs with no real drama, they just couldn’t get there heads around what I was doing and it took a bit of googling me and 100 Mile Club to convince them haha .

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By this time it was late and then I found out the time was a hour later here so instead of 8.30 it was 9.30pm, sun going down real fast I went off looking for a camp site, First I saw a camp ground but when I got to it was a persons house, Then my light died and the dash was on.

I found a small lake and a gap in the trees so I dropped in and set up, this was the quickest I have ever put a tent up as the mossi”s were epic, Looked like a bomb had gone off but I was in and then the killing began. There were 15 mossi’s inside and I knew they would eat me all night if I didn’t get them all.

That sorted and happy I was lying down I watched a bit of a movie and it was lights out. The alarm was set a hour later for tomorrow as Id had a big day doing 100 miles. But I was in CANADA and happy to be here.

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