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Sue and I went for a ride today. We decided that since we were going to be in Nanaimo that we would try hitting the Parkway Trail. From the start we hit a hill and climbed. When we got to the Parkway Trail, I was pretty surprised that it was so hilly. I was used to the Goose in Victoria and how flat that trail is. The Parkway Trail was built alongside the highway and isn't a converted railway like the Goose.
The weather today was great, almost sunny, but no wind. We rolled along nicely and got to talk along the way too. Near the end of the ride, we weren't at our target time, so we went exploring through upper Lantzville. We only got a little lost, but managed to fix that.
One thing that I tried to do on the return trip from the South end of Nanaimo, was to stay in a higher gear and work on building some power in my legs. By the end of the day my legs were pretty tired.
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Total Distance: 57.79 km (35.9 mi)
Total Time: 3:16:13
Moving Time: 2:56:18
Average Speed: 17.67 km/h (11.0 mi/h)
Average Moving Speed: 19.67 km/h (12.2 mi/h)
Max Speed: 51.30 km/h (31.9 mi/h)
Min Elevation: 7 m (23 ft)
Max Elevation: 134 m (441 ft)
Elevation Gain: 555 m (1820 ft)
Max Grade: 11 %
Min Grade: -13 %