Hill on Montée Ryan road
Saturday I went biking throughout the area. I brought my commuter Fiori since the weather was unpredictable and I might end up leaving it out overnight or something. The hill on Montée Ryan road is as awesome as I remembered. I let my bike coast freely. I don't have a computer on the Fiori, but the wind was blasting in my face like it normally only does up over 50kph, so I was really moving. Then the speed wobble hit. The front wheel and handlebars began making fierce oscillations. I was in the drops, so I grasped tightly to see if I could get it to steady itself, but it wasn't going to happen. I clamped down hard on the brakes and it quickly came down in speed, and I brought it to a full stop. I don't suppose I've ever had that bike going that fast.
At the bottom of the hill is a crosswalk where Le P'tit Train du Nord crosses Montée Ryan road. Le P'tit Train du Nord is the converted railway trail used for the run portion of the triathlon. Turn-around for this leg of the trail is just to the left in the picture. They have really made the region inviting for triathletes. Montée Ryan is a busy highway, and they installed these wide shoulders for cyclists.
|P'tit Train du Nord crosses Montée Ryan|
|The starting cannon on display Saturday|
|Mont Tremblant ski hill seen from St-Jovite|