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Thanks to my fantastic assistant Karen Sallows, I am able to take Fridays off and one weekend a month. So during the short summer season Judy and I like to experience as much as we can. Whether that’s swimming, hiking, camping, team sports or one of our great passions, motorcycle riding.
ZX-6R 2003

This past Friday we mapped out a 6 hour, 350 km route that took us into the beautiful Kawartha Lakes area.

Kawartha Lakes

The straight one hour and 15 min trip up highway 12 is nothing to write about, but as we arrived in Sebright and headed east on Monck Rd / Hwy 45 the twists and turns began. Monck Road (County Road 45, formerly Hwy 503), which runs through the Bancroft district, is one of the oldest provincial roads north of Toronto. Highway 45 covers a distance of 50 km and passes through several villages along the way, until you reach Kinmount where then it turns into Hwy 503, where we continued on to  Gooderham in Haliburton County. 

From Gooderham we headed south along Hwy 507, which was an excellent twisty road, that passed along Catchacoma Lake and Mississauga Lake. Judy was quick to point out the deer standing in the ditch along side the road, while I was more than happy to know that he decide to stay put and let us pass by without incident.

We made our way to Hwy 36 then onto Hwy 23 into Buckhorn and stopped for a quick stretch at Buckhorn Lake.
Buckhorn Lake

Looking to fuel up our bikes and ourselves we came across a great little greasy spoon called Country Bob’s Burgers And Fries. Definitely a place worth trying if you’re in the area.
Country Bob's Burgers and Fries
Lunch at Country Bob's


With our bikes and belly’s full we continued on into Peterborough where we followed the Trent River along Regional Road 32 which was full of curves and switchbacks.

From there it was straight along Hwy 115 south to Hwy 401 west, where we exited at Thickson Rd. in Whitby.  After 360 km we were both ready for an ice cold beer and a dip in the pool!!

For a Google Map of our tour click here.
Click here for a great map of Ontario bike roads.

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