Dual Stage Road Ride
Stage 1 - Night Riding: Altona-Steinbach 116 km
Stage 2 - Red Rock Cyclathon: Steinbach-Rennie 130 km
Bruce, Walter Hiebert, Curt Toews and I headed out from Altona shortly after 1:00 am under a clear starry sky. We managed to see the harvest moon rise over Letellier, the sun rise, and ride through fog which got thicker the closer we got to Steinbach. The ride was awesome. We got to see some wildlife (some live, some dead - see the blood splatter on Bruce's wheel) and arrived in Steinbach 20 minutes before Smitty's opened for breakfast. After a long ride, 20 minutes is forever to wait for breakfast.
Curt T had to head back home for a wedding, so it was just the the three amigos of Bruce, Walter and I to carry on from Steinbach to Rennie. Curt Falk, Mike Klassen and Jeremy Loewen headed out on their super fast ride (re-claiming their title of Last Out - First In). Bruce, Walter and I rode a more moderate steady pace (a 116 km warmup ride will slow you down a bit). We arrived in Rennie at 3:15 pm. What a great day of riding. We enjoyed a great supper at Red Rock Bible camp, soothed our sore behinds in the hot tube and all racked up our new longest ride of 250 km. Whoo-hooo! CK