Sunday, May 16, 2010

Brandon Hills

I drove out with the Loewen brothers in Hal's new 4 door Golf TDI. (KK will now have Golf envy, which I suppose is a lot better than the other kind...) Nice car.

There was a good crowd which someone said was bigger than
Grand Beach. Sport category was around 20 I think. The course was really dry with a lot of leaf covered and loose sections and a lot of up. The course definitely challenged me.

Random thoughts on the day:

  • I just didn't have much energy.
  • I have either got to get serious about training or take up shuffleboard.
  • Those scrawny little U17 kids can sure go uphill fast.
  • JP crashed hard during warm up and broke his helmet and bloodied his knee.
  • I found a tick on my neck.
  • I finished 7th.
  • Apparently I have a stripped spoke on my new old wheel so it wouldn't stay true and braking was reminiscent of my old K car with the badly warped rotors.
  • Hal changed with a towel around his waist without incident.
  • If I would have tried that, it would have resulted in yet another wardrobe malfunction.
  • Tim had a Dirt Rag magazine with an ad for a 'changing kilt'. Seems like one of those really simple ideas that makes a lot of sense. I am going to get my mom to sew me one. If only I'd had one on that ride at the Tinker trails last year...
  • 24 hours of Falcon Ridge posters were proudly displayed.
  • We stopped for Blizzards in Brandon.
  • I should have brought a second beer.
  • Hal had a big bag of sour Ju Jubes for the ride home, which Tim tells me is normal. Based on this new information, I will attempt to carpool with Hal more often.
  • It was a great day out with good company.
  • Good job BBC, and thanks for hosting the race.

5 comments:

  1. I have a Rolf (Trek) rim brake front wheel you can have it you need it Brad. I think it is race/ride worthy, but I have not used it in a good 5 years. Let me know if you need it. Good report.

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  2. I may take you up on that. I'll see if I can fix this one tonight and let you know. Thanks.

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  3. Good job, Brad. Sounds like it was worth the trip just to relax in Hal's new ride and eat candy.

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  4. Good thing you didn't have to drive me to the race Brad... going with Hal sounds like way more fun!

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