This one was half lonebiker, and one half accompanied by another rider. With the amount of riding with other people as of late I am thinking it is time to start thinking about changing the name of the blog to 'The Social Biker'. Nope. Bad idea. What a dumb name for a blog. I mean really!
It was Kent who met up with me this early afternoon. The text message conversation regarding the meet up today went something like this:
Kent (after previous frustrating work related texts) - "Tomorrow we ride!"
Me - "Was planning on heading out for a good one. I am going to start at the Science Park, you want to meet up there? The plan is to put some heavy kilometers in."
Kent - "Sure, I will ride and see you there"
Me - "OK, wait... What? You live in Terwillegar, did you forget where the Science Park is"
Kent - "Bring it bitch!"
Me (feeling bad for my starting point and making Kent ride there) -"I'll go to Terwillegar instead. See you there."
Kent- "Terwillegar sucks right now, I want to meet at the Science Park."
Me - "O.K Weirdo."
Me thinking to myself afterwards "what the fuck is wrong with that guy?"
So off I went to the Science Park, sadly late as things were going on at home preventing me from leaving at the desired time. I sent a text or two stating where I was going and put the phone deep inside my back pocket. Thinking I wouldn't see Kent as I figured he was somewhere in the bush getting eaten by a pack of wild Edmonton North end coyotes (those are the worst kind you know..) and there he was sitting on the Rundle to Science Park bridge with a shit eating grin.
So off we went...
|potty break before birdhouse (who stole the birdhouse??)|
|warmth and a lunch stop|
I pried and prodded Kent to return with me to the Science Park after the turn around point on the all mighty High Level with a free Jeep ride back to end things, but sadly he had other commitments that needed attending, so off he scampered back to Terwillegar probably doing cat walks the whole way.
|bike bonding on the high level, like yesterday these bikes had to be separated too|
Avoiding Caddyshack I ran into a fellow biker on the paved on the way to Andre's who was quite smitten with fat bikes walking his dog. He had just purchased a Kona, Jake the Snake. A bike I have serious lustful ties too. I have it already dubbed "The ultimate rain day ride" which in Edmonton is something you desperately need.
Here is hoping this is the year.