OCT 15, 2015 – I visited my former roommate Nolan in Ottawa for a few days. He lent me his bike and I went on a ride along Rideau Canal, crossed Ottawa River, and biked up to Pink Lake, inside Gatineau Park. The autumn colors were beautiful. The city itself has not changed much and its transit system is still very badly accessible for visitors, with buses accepting coin payments only, and a very complicated network of lines. Hopefully things will improve with the new light rail that is scheduled to open in 2018.