On Labour Day the father and daughter team of Paul and Genevieve embarked on a 90 km ride from Neubergthal to St. Pierre. With the generous help of a good South wind (up the 75, and then up the 200) they managed to complete the trip in 2 hours and 48 minutes, averaging 32 kms/hr, reaching a peak speed of 52 kms/hr on the 75, and passing a combine just before reaching Morris (What a shitty town to ride through! Ouch.)
ITASCATUR "Headwaters 100"
Interested in riding a picturesque 100 miles in Minnesota next Saturday? I'm seriously considering heading down to Park River, MN early Saturday to make the 9 AM start. The ride, though long, is leisurely. If anyone's interested, that would help me make up my mind. The entrance fee includes a t-shirt and refreshments along the way. A group of MIT guys will be down there riding too. (They are driving out Friday night.) Here's the link:
A few of us RRRers did the Headwaters for a few years in a row. It's a well-supported, organized event. The roads are smooth, the scenery beautiful, and the people friendly - in Manitoba you usually only find 2 of those 3 characteristics.ReplyDelete
It looks like we're in for a very nice Fall, so this would be a good year for the Headwaters. The first year for us was near-freezing temps.
Not a bad idea. But it's cyclocross season. Next Saturday is the Kings Park race.ReplyDelete
More importantly, the following Saturday features a race at CMU by the same promotional team that brought Southern Cross to Altona. Like Southern Cross, you don't need a license to race. Only $5 for CMU alumni. $10 for everyone else. Racing starts at 12 noon. Be there.