Ride to Shannon Falls

Another attempt to overcome long-distance fear. It took me 8hrs to get to Shannon Falls and back, totalling 137km at 17 km/hr average speed. I spent 1.5 hrs for lunch and other rest breaks. I’m not there yet. My average should be 20km/hr. But I think the road back from Shannon Falls was pretty hard with steep hills and wind blowing from south. I need to ride the Whistler portion to see how the Gran Fondo ride will feel like. The falls was impressive by the way.