Today had a refreshing start. County Road 2, which runs parallel to Hwy 401, was quiet, flat and had a complimentary tailwind. Nice!
But on entering Quebec the riding conditions got better. Road 2 changes to Hwy 338 in Quebec, also known as La Route Verte.
The designated bike path runs at times on the left hand side of the road, which took getting used to, through forests, past parks and residential areas. Pretty amazing.
I'm now on Hwy 132, which is a busy road but the shoulder is pretty good riding. 132 is the highway I'll be riding all the way up the South side of the St. Lawrence River. I did get glimpses of it today.
"Parlez-vous en anglais?" is the first thing I say when looking for help or buying groceries. So far everyone does speak English but they begin speaking in French. I brought along with me a Lonely Planet French language guide book as back up.
That's it for today. Time for bed.
Je suis fatigué.
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