Tour du Lac (In Pictures)

Posted: July 22, 2013 in Bike, Lifestyle
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The old adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words” refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image.  It also aptly characterizes one of the main goals of visualization, namely making it possible to absorb large amounts of information quickly.   Like…’duh’, right?

Now, in my previous Tour du Lac posts this past week (see posts below), I tried to capture as much of what transpired over the course of near eight hour days of riding from my journals as best I could in the hotel room, however, trying to recapture those significant thoughts, memories and, sometimes, yes, smells, tends to be a little, well, difficult; particularly when you’re still riding high on a ‘Chocolate Chip Peanut Crunch’ Clif bar buzz.  Well, either that or suffering from a serious ‘Citrus’ Shot Bloc withdrawal.  Neither is very pretty, believe me.

With that in mind, here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip in no specific order:

Horsie is ready to roll and ended up traveling the entire route around the lake.

Horsie is ready to roll. He ended up traveling every kilometer around the lake.

Lookin' down the line (Day One)

Lookin’ down the line (Day One)

Barn along Lakeshore Rd.

Barn along Lakeshore Rd.

Another barn.

Another barn.

Lakeshore Rd. (Cobourg)

Lakeshore Rd. (Cobourg)

Double-decker bus in Aldolphustown.

Double-decker bus in Aldolphustown.

Looking at the lake from the Loyalist Pkwy (heading towards Kingston)

Looking at the lake from the Loyalist Pkwy (heading towards Kingston)

I don't remember where exactly...

I don’t remember where exactly…

Another barn...somewhere...

Another barn…somewhere…

Wolfe Island Ferry.

Wolfe Island Ferry.

John is ready to go (Day Two)

John is ready to go (Day Two)

Wolfe Island

Wolfe Island

Fire truck in Sodus Bay

Fire truck in Sodus Bay.

Another still from the fire truck in Sodus Bay.

Another still from the fire truck in Sodus Bay.

Horsie got pretty sick of these by the fifth day.

Horsie got pretty sick of these by the fifth day.

Mailboxes (Sodus Bay)

Mailboxes (Sodus Bay).

One of many bathroom breaks with the "Pee Pee Twins".

One of many bathroom breaks with the “Pee Pee Twins”.

Ummm...it looks like they're a bit late (Middleport).

Ummm…it looks like they’re a bit late (Middleport).

Ian plotting the course.

Ian plotting the course.

Turns out "Asshole" was not such an asshole (Medina).

Turns out “Asshole” was not such an asshole (Medina).

Crap for sale in Gasport (Telegraph Rd.).

Crap for sale in Gasport (Telegraph Rd.).

Tom and Neil.  Our SAG wagon drivers.  Patience of saints.

Tom and Neil. Our SAG wagon drivers. Patience of saints.

Bicycle Route #3 (Holley).

Bicycle Route #3 (Holley).

Crossing to Cape Vincent on the Horne Ferry.

Crossing to Cape Vincent on the Horne Ferry.

Our failed attempt at drying our shoes at Scarborough University in Toronto.

Our failed attempt at drying our shoes at Scarborough University in Toronto.

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Comments
  1. Karen Heikkila says:

    The most shocking picture…. you tried to dry your shoes in a fridge? Next time I open a hotel fridge and it has a funky smell, I’ll think of you.

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