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On Friday morning, Bryan left Florenceville, ready to cover 200km but he had a hard time finding his mojo. At 11:30, we had a picnic on the tables outside the A&W at Woodstock. From there he continued while I toured King's Landing just past there. My afternoon of wandering through a recreated 1840-1880 village was envigorating but his was a struggle. We met at 4:00 after he had ridden through a closed road with a 40 foot drop that he had to climb down on foot. After that, with a sandwich to spur him on, Bryan set out again for Fredricton arriving at 6:30 downtown.

When he met me, he decided to keep in the rhythm and continue out of the city. He made it to Jemseg by 8:30. So, of a 201 km day, 110 were from 9:30am to 4pm and 91 were after 4:30pm. As Bryan said, the mental aspect of this game is just as challenging as the road. The first part of his day, he had a hard time getting into the groove but after 4pm, he made up for that. The conditions were the same all day so there's no excuse there!

I went out to Jemseg to pick Bryan up since I had settled into a motel in Fredricton. That also meant that I had to return him to that starting point the next morning. However, a good meal of lasagna was incentive for Bryan after a good finish to the day.

Posted by Janet Akre 17:19

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