RideAbout65.1 – Day 8 – Rest Day in Saint John, New Brunswick


Today’s Mileage:  0 miles

RideAbout65 Day 8 Report.  I did not ride anywhere today, did not uncover bike, did not start bike.  After 7 days of riding I found that I have some parts that get sore. That newly re-tweaked knee for one, but those worn-out shoulders and other stuff are kind of feeling knackered a bit. So I decided to stay over in Saint John for a rest day – Yes that is legal under the official RideAbout rules.  And Yes, I know Aaron Sanders rode the entire ISDE with a broken collarbone – but then he is tough and I am a whiner and I am stopping for the day, sleeping in, and getting a massage. Besides, the ISDE is only 6 days long. It was the right thing to do – Saint John is very friendly with a lot going on downtown for the weekend. Now that I am refreshed I am looking forward to going over to Prince Edward Island tomorrow. Not happy about the rain forecast, but that is what it does up here and it is only supposed to rain in the morning (I hope their weather predictions are better than ours).


Tom Carter
Franklin, Tennessee

Mechanical Engineering Consultant

Motorcycle Rider/ Racer/ Tester

Husband/ Dad/ Grandfather/ Great-Grandfather

Planet Earth Arrival 1947

First rode a motorcycle around 1958

Still riding today…