Sunday, July 27, 2014

Take Two..


The second post pneumonia ride in the river valley on a beautiful Sunday morning. The main flavour of the day was paved and a small sampling of multi use after a monsoon rain ravaged the trails the last two days.

With pretty much the same feeling I had last Saturday, "Euphoria" is the best word to describe it. There was a strange presence in the valley today and I wondered if it may have been me. I came up to two people who had just crashed on their bikes and a third who wiped out rollerblading (that one was actually pretty great). I really wondered why everywhere I went people were crashing. The lowlight of the ride was getting passed by a girl... Now please don't get all snooty and call me an asshole for being sexist I just hate getting passed is all. With this slower pace I have been on it will happen and I am trying to accept it, but come on... a girl! (ok, maybe you can be mad at me for that one) I did however yell at her as she powered down the trail ahead of me "I'M RECOVERING FROM PNEUMONIA ASSHOLE! SO I CAN'T RIDE FAST. YOU REALLY ARE NOT THAT SPECIAL!" That helped make me feel better for a bit.

The tour of crashing took me from the Queen to the north side of the river through Mackinnon and a descent through a muddy trail to Hawerlak bridge where thousands of people had taken over the park already. I tried to leave quickly, the hills on the south side were conquered on the return to the Jeep where I encountered a suicidal squirrel that just about made me wipe out which definitely would have added to the mayhem in the river valley this Sunday, but I recovered like a champ. Here's hoping we will see some post work rides this week.

Beer Friday. Mill Street Brewery. Oktoberfest Style

Sorry for the lack of riding. It doesn't have much to do with the current state of things, this lull is attributed to coming off nigh...