Saturday, May 30, 2020

Sunshine Day




When one is at work getting into what would be a boring day on a day that screamed "Go Outside and Play" and they dangle the carrot in front of you of going home to enjoy the weather it was a no brainer. In the end, the whole crew left.

A very unexpected bike ride from Fort Edmonton for somewhat of a figure eight.. We'll was it? I never look at my Strava. So I really don't know. I guess it was a kind of a figure eight but not really. Maybe I'll have a look later.

I headed east and was greeted with shitty conditions on the lower multi use that isn't multi use but it kind of is singletrack but it isn't singletrack. Hold on a second.. "Interns! Get on this. What trail am I talking about here?"

No Horses is the trail. Lots of shittiness on this one after the river rose up not too long ago. I would recommend avoiding this one if you are in the area for the time being. I rode up through the equestrian trails and found the top of the valley where it was absolute pure madness with people.

RayGun was ridden down and I foolishly crossed the Groat Road bridge under construction to cut back (that's one of the loops of my figure eight!) I entered Mackinnon where again people were out in droves and I got quite grumpy. Back Breaker and Root Canal were ridden backwards and I got to the top and decided to completely avoid Laurier.

A smart move, the crowds in the parking lots were insane.

To make up for the shitty set off last week I rode Selkirk and Selkirk bitched slapped me incessantly. The technical sections owned me and I felt like I had to give the trail some sort of weird religious offering once I was done.

In the end, not nearly the incredible ride I had on the last unexpected day off but it was much better than being stuck at work.

people are truly the absolute worst
the laurier parking lot proved my detour was a success

Beer Canada Day, Molson, Golden Ale

Happy Canada Day kids. We went with Canada's home beer for this one and brought in Molson, Golden Ale for today's Canada Day beer...