Tuesday, October 20, 2009

8 hours of Spruce Woods

Gord and I headed out for his final training ride prior to attempting the Maa Daa Hey trail (100miles) on November 7th weather permitting. We got a bit of a late start and were attempting to get in 120km. The trail is bumpy and meadow-ish, no long sustained flats, just lots of little ups and downs. Great training for MDH. Temp was 8 degrees with high humidity and a light north wind. We started our third and last 40km out-and-back lap at 5:20pm and new we'd be fighting the light, especially given the cloud cover. As we reached the 1/2 way point, it was almost dark, and we ended up in pitch black conditions for the last 1.2 hours, luckily Gord had his trusty MEC turtle light to illuminate a few blades of grass in front of his bike.... turned into a mild adventure! Good times! Completed: 121.4 kms, time on bike 8:14. Not fast, but a consistent pace.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Early October frost

With each passing day the joy of summer activities is passing away...

Check out more photos from the Frost gallery in my links!