Dress Rehearsal before we Cycle Across Canada

My past few rides all included some load in my panniers, but yesterday I packed everything, and guess what? Very HEAVY!

Well, I figured the only thing to do was a trial ride fully loaded. So what better than to pick the highest mountain road around here – Mount Washington! So off I went with 22 kgs (48lbs) and after 13 kms I found myself at the start of the long climb. Three continuous pedaling hours later, and I was at the top! Climb distance was 20 kms to a height of 1,282 metres (4,210 ft) Rockies here I come!
A bit of trivia – slowest maintained speed on the way up was 3.1 kph(2 mph) and fastest on the way down was 74 kph (46 mph)!!