Some points of interest on our weekend ride.
Put myself to bed at 7:00 pm, tossed and turned until 9:10, got up at 9:30 refreshed. I made a pot of coffee and pumped up my tires once more.
At 9:25 I left the house because I told anyone that would listen to meet me at the corner of Viterra if they wanted to join me on a one-lapper of Rosetown. The purpose of this was to make sure we’d have 300 km when we get to Rennie (Red Rock Bible Camp).
Once I settled onto my bike I looked down the road to see a blinking light on hwy 30. YAHOO!, I’m not the only one!! As I drive up the look that I get is one of “why are we doing this?”
Curt Toews and myself quickly find ourselves fighting a ‘very short’ headwind to Rosetown. It stayed somewhat dusk-like until 11:00pm!
At 11:45 we’re at the bike shop making coffee soon to welcome Albert, Curt Falk and Chaz. Our enthusiasm for the ride is evident in the chatter. You’d think we were women!
It was probably 12:20 before we all left and all loose ends were tied up. Curt took TP along so he could procrastinate.
Our first several hours were spent admiring the starry sky, jabbering on about every subject under the moon, being chased by an invisible dog, peeing lots, eating more.
We arrived in Steinbach at 5:45. Experiencing the dusk-till-dawn ride is, what I have discovered, not a goal on many people’s list. But I must say is will be a highlight in my book!
We breakfasted at Tim’s. Ok, Tim’s has good coffee, but you have to order the XXL .
Chaz took a lot of pictures. So we’ll have to get him to send them.
Mike K met us in Steinbach. Chaz had a wedding to attend and Albert’s leg was bugging him to they biked back to Morris where Albert’s truck was waiting.
The rest of us left in a blaze of rubber and spandex at 7:30.