Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sudbury to Noelville Ontario and Back

After only taking the bike out a couple of times since the stent was installed to ride to Cardiac Rehab, I went for a ride today. Kevin, an old friend from the snowmobiling days, brought his bike over to see if I was up to a little spin. I called Leo, who joined us.

I led us out highway 17 and down the newly resurfaced road from Hagar through St. Charles to Noelville. We had lunch in Noelville and then returned via the same route.

Noelville Restaurant

Picnic area along the Veuve River on Highway 17

The trip wasn't that enjoyable because I found I was disoriented while riding, which then triggered anxiety. Of course someone will be anxious if their head spins while riding through curves. I've noticed this before, with the onset corresponding to when I started taking the quit smoking drug Champix (Chantix). I explained that it was like I had a one second delay between my eyes and my brain. Kevin, who had taken the drug before, said he thought it was like looking through someone else's eyes.

That did it. I didn't take my pill at supper time and decided that was the end of it. Six weeks with no smokes, so now I should be able to go the rest of the way without this pharmaceutical crutch.

Today's Route (108 motorcycle miles):

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