#LePtitTrainduNord #bike trail Day 1 (yesterday)
Started from km 200 at Mont-Laurier, a small town 236 km north-west of Montreal, and 180 km north of Ottawa. It was very remote, I didn't meet other cyclists apart from the dozen who were shuttled by bus with me. Lots of lakes, rivers and streams along the trail. Destination was Nomingue, on the shore of the huge lake of the same name.
Wildlife encountered: 2 deers
In the shuttle bringing me and my #bike to Mont-Laurier for my 200 km journey on the #LePtitTrainduNord (Little Train of the North) bike trail (it's North of Montreal). Weather Canada issued a storm warning for this afternoon... Hoping that it won't pan out!!! Might still catch rain. 🙄
Sunday #bike ride
Did a 63 km (39mi) ride today, one of my favorites - mostly on two bike paths, the "Corridor des Cheminots" (Railwaymen's Corridor) which merges into the Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf bike path. It crosses 2 rivers, the St. Charles river and the Jacques-Cartier.
Ballade de 63 km à vélo en ce beau dimanche sur le Corridor des Cheminots puis la vélopiste Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf qui traversent 2 rivières, la Saint-Charles et la Jacques-Cartier.
Today I did a 45 km #bike ride around Quebec City. At one point I went down a very steep descent (Côte de Cap-Rouge) without braking, my bike computer indicated a max speed of 61.3 kph (38 mph) which means I went over the 50 kph speed limit. 😳 Never went that fast on a bike! I was glad I had disc brakes.
In 2 weeks I'm doing Le P'tit Train du Nord (Li'l Train of the North), a 200 km bike trail built on an old railway track (like many others in Quebec and possibly Canada at large). Doing it in 3 days with 2 nights in B&Bs. That'll be the greatest distance I've ever biked in such a short time. I'm pretty excited!
The Debian Project mourns the loss of Innocent de Marchi https://www.debian.org/News/2019/20190331
FreeCAD Sketcher and the magic M key https://peertube.social/videos/watch/778b5ff8-2608-4cc7-a763-b188713dfbf6
Jenny i3 Revamp : Why I'm designing my own X-carriage
The MK8 extruder seems nice, but I've been encountering a few hiccups with it and the i3 1.5 Rework architecture.
I'm designing my own X-carriage to accomodate the mK8 with the Z probe sensor AND a fan that can effectively cool the print, which is absolutely necessary to achieve proper prints.
I couldn't find anything that matched all these criterias to my satisfaction so I started drawing my own from scratch in #FreeCAD
Stay tuned guys, #FreeCAD 0.18 release is imminent! The 0.18 tag has been created, all that is needed now is for packagers to prepare binaries (installers) for Windows, Linux (AppImage) and macOS. That last one may be delayed, from what I gather the Mac guys have been having trouble building the whole dependency stack (and it's huge).
Of course, for Ubuntu the freecad-stable PPA repository will be updated, for these users it's the best and effortless way to get it.
I've seen a lot of bug fixing in the #FreeCAD Git repo in the past week. Slowly we're getting toward the 0.18 release!
FreeCAD - PartDesign need an active Body object https://peertube.social/videos/watch/c6cdff8b-b727-4128-b544-72c5e8687e80
So now the main devs have vowed to show more discipline and hold off on merging new stuff until #FreeCAD 0.18 finally is out the door! I hope this happens soon! 😀
Following that exchange, I counted 11 commits for new features to the #FreeCAD Github repo since January 10th. All goodies.