Biking to Manotick: The goodish, the bad and the really downright ugly bad

To prepare for my upcoming ride to Montreal, a friend and I left the kids with our husbands and set out for Manotick.  From downtown Ottawa, this 25km trip can be done in about an hour and a half.  Instead of riding our road bikes, I rode my Dutch stepthrough and my friend had her Kona MinUte.  We both tested out our new Po Campo Logan trunk bags on the ride. Heading south, we joined up with Prince of Wales at the Experimental Farm.  The shoulder is wide and gives you a pretty good buffer…