Tried a few side routes to keep off main road today, one worked spectacularly, while another put an extra 10 kms to the trip because we had to turn back to the main road. The boys weren’t happy, but handled the situation really well. Part of touring (and life) is trying alternative routes and sometimes having to turn back, but other times having the rewards of the less travelled path.
Picnic in a car wash just after our 10km detour, with 10kms left to go.
Check out my ride on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/815390570/