I spent a weekend on the Véloroute des Bleuets in Lac-St. Jean for some volume riding. Steady pace, long rides. The bike route goes around the Lake, covering over 200km with perfect pavement and the scenery is excellent. Here are a few articles on my visit in the local papers:
En amour avec la région - Roby St. Gélais (Journal de Québec)
I took the time to stop and pick blueberries after my final ride in Lac St. Jean, a fruit that the area is famous for. I had a tough time deciding what I was going to do with them. I ended up creating...these:
Kindgom Trails in East Burke, VT is my absolute favorite mountain bike destination. I took my 29" double suspension trail machine and hammered through the trees for 5 hours. Pure bliss! What a great way to work on bike handling skills.
Le Parc de la Mauricie the ultimate place to ride in Québec, in my opinion. I drilled through the Parc with the highest intensity I've ever held before (confirmed by my Quarq Powermeter) with a great training partner and friend. YEOWCH.
You can't go hard if you're not well recovered from the last hard workout. I purchased the Indie Coffee Passport in Montréal this summer for my coffeshop rides. It's the perfect way to see the city, discover new coffee shops, and a fun way to create a destination for a recovery ride. Somtimes...I go to two in a row. Want to know my favorites? I usually share on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Lex_Albrecht