Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring Classic Ride and Dogfest

A great turnout: KK, Cousin Adam, Dr. Divisive, The Cricket, G, Tenacious V, Juan Eppstein, JP, Terry, Steve, Darryl, Penner, Luke and me. Cousin Thomas rode over to give us his blessing before we left, and Colin and Kevin showed up for the post ride socializing. We didn’t quite get the promised 12 degrees, but it was mostly sunny and dry, and the gravel sections were all in pretty good shape.

We rolled out about 3:30 and I flatted shortly after crossing the floodway. Terry flatted a few hundred meters behind, and Darryl flatted about 15 kilometres farther up the road. Even though tubes were patched and or replaced, for two of us, that was the end of riding. Stupid flats.

Thanks to Steve and Terry for stopping to help me right after fixing your own flat. And thanks to Colin for the lift home, and to Mike and Lorne for driving the course, handing out Cokes and driving Darryl back. Darryl and I ended up at my house around the same time, so at least I wasn't alone in my misery.

I hear the riding was pretty fun. I’m sorry to have missed it. Some rode all of the course, some rode most, some did a little creative navigating; it doesn’t matter. The riding is only the appetizer for the fire and dogs anyway. Good times were had post ride around the fire.

Thanks to everyone who came out and made the day a success.


  1. thanks for the dogs and good laughs - I had a blast.

  2. That was awesome Brad. Thanks again for putting this together. We will be back.

  3. There are many other good course options in the area. We could do several more of these without running out of roads. That's why I love living out near the frontier. So the next throwdown ought to be the River Trails 100 Version 2.0.

  4. Next year's course could include a visit to Mike's new digs for a beer handup and whoop-dee-whoops.