Hey there roadies,
It’s time for planning the annual brunch ride and this year it will also be my farewell ride. We’ve bought a house in Winnipeg and will be moving between June 15 and July 1. So, I’d like to propose that we brunch at my place on Saturday, June 8th after the ride. The present schedule is for the ride to be New Bothwell at 8:00 AM. I think we could just stick with that and plan to arrive back at my place by 10:00 AM. If you can’t make the ride, come for the brunch anyways. Just send me an e-mail or something. Partners, riding or not, also invited. You know the routine. Please post your yeas and nays below!
Meeting at 8 am at the water tower we heard more sounds than just the wind whistling thru the trees. Every rider that showed up had the same word uttered from their lips, “crap”. The response was due to the fact that others showed up to ride the “Manitoba mountain” or 36 km winds.
I think we all felt that nobody would show up due to the cold winds that came out of the north-west. We felt obligated in some way to at least say we showed up, then with nobody else there we could return home to a warm breakfast and the weekend paper.
With 6 riders we battled the winds and worked the side winds and head on. I am always grateful when riding in a draft. Breakfast at what was Schellenberg was great and the conversation better.
Thanks for the ride!
With Saturday, April 27 weather forecast set to be above 10 degrees C by 11 am along with bright sunshine it will be back to the skinny bike again to ride the 40 km Kleefeld loop. The stop could include variety of foods like a late breakfast, apple pie, huge cinnamon bun or the standard waffle with accessories. But without a doubt it will include great Java along with plenty of stories (some true), discussion on human rights, solve a couple of world issues along with good deal of laughter.
Leave time is 11 am, next week (which is May already) move to 9 am leave time.
Remember to bring your helmet, unless you have religious headgear we will insist upon you wearing a helmet. I wonder if one could buy religious headgear that is CSA approved for bike riding?
Looking for a way to spend time with someone physically infirm while getting some personal exercise? Well, the Winkler personal care home apparently has the answer. They have purchased two of these units for visitors to take residents out for a spin around town. The front wheelchair unit can be unhooked and operated independently. Pretty cool. Maybe we should start an MIT endowment fund that would ensure these units are available when we hit the PCH. Then we could make our kids ride us out to Richer for breakfast even after we can’t remember how to ride or the way home! Alex, if my kids won’t do it, I’m counting on you.