Alice did great for a lack of riding this year, as this was her first longer ride! It was a bit of a effort as they have done a lot of road work in the Native Canadian Reserve at the North west part of the lake and 1/3 of the route turned to heavy gravel road! Arrrrg!!! There were times I got stuck in almost 6-8 inches of loose gravel. I have to say that a Mango doesn't float over deep gravel too well. A couple of times Alice pushed me out of the deep stuff and up part way up a hill then walked back and got her bike or I had to walk the Mango a bit. But we just laughed it off and called it an adventure!
I must say it is grand to have a partner who loves to ride ‘bents and can laugh at her husband and the situation he gets her into sometimes… priceless!
We had a great time and then when we got back to the cabin we had a BBQ with some of her family and the played ROOK ( a card game) until 12:30 that night.
A great Day!
Monday after we got back from the lake I went for a training ride with 3 other from my cycling group for a 25 km romp. Well a romp for me as they battled ahead wind a lot of the time and i coasted for a bout 1/4 of the ride as the velo rolls so much easier than their up rights. Plus when it came time to push it a bit the quickly were dropped way behind and i had to cast until they caught up. Velos are so unfair to enable a fat guy to stay ahead of his co-riders soooo easily! heh heh heh!
Have a great Week