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Quebec City, Quebec

Just got my bike back from the bike shop here in Quebec. It needed a new back tyre, which I could have fitted myself, but I wanted them to sort out the gears which I’d been having problems with – the chain kept coming off when I changed into top gear. There are two screws you need to adjust and I’ve spent ages adjusting them, wasting at lot of time, so I thought it would be better to let the experts do it, though I want to learn – so if anyone knows which screw does what and can explain it in a way that makes sense then please click on the comment link below and tell me.

Riding it back from the shop it went great, though the real test will be tomorrow when I’m cycling with a full load – heading towards Montreal.


I bought a book of cycle routes in Quebec – it seems there are quite a few, and one runs from Quebec to Montreal along the North bank of the Saint Laurence River, so that’s the one I’ll be following. Probably won’t have internet access again until I hit Montreal, so I’ll be out of touch for the next few days (three days I reckon).