The challenge: Starting from Sunday, ride every day for a week averaging 1.5 hours a day. By Saturday I'd averaged over twice that with an 8-hour push to the end. Saturday started with a tandem ride to the market for strawberries and then around Hog's Back Falls.
After lunch I took an out-and-back to the fire-tower in Gatineau park.
The big-ass turtle is appropriate. My goal was to do no harm in my riding: ride gently, don't get tendonitis, or dehydrate, or any of the bad stuff that long miles can bring.