Two days in row of the first short-sleeve riding weather!? I'll take it!
I was having a glorious afternoon ride yesterday, deciding to take advantage of the last day of spring and the second day of warm sunny weather in a row. You couldn't ask for a better day. The sky was blue and the drivers were polite and courteous at around 1:30-3:00PM while I was out. Well, most of the drivers anyway.
I was hoping for a lovely long ride today but I bailed on the plan and turned back because it is STILL ONLY 5 BLOODY DEGREES HERE!!! (And I made some poor clothing choices.) It was cold and damp and after pushing over the really rocky bit by the Hydro plant, I was sweaty and I had chosen wool which actually made me colder because I forgot to wear a base layer (thinking it would warm up enough). Anyhow, I just wasn't feeling it, so decided to turn back and come home.
We hopped on the bikes this morning for 112km and around 1400m of climbing around the Avalon. A stop at our friend Heather's for a cup of tea, followed by a little lunch at The Grounds in Portugal Cove to keep us going. Beautiful day back home in CBS, foggy everywhere else!
A very tough/bumpy 130kms on the #NLTRailway today. A bit hard on the old joints. We loaded up the truck and left bright and early for a start near Brigus Junction.
I loved my first road race in NL! I had gotten away from road racing before we left Qatar, and more interested in ultra-distance.
It was a pretty special weekend spent with Rock Adventures and kayaking with icebergs!
We made the nearly 450km drive after making the last-minute decision to spot some of these incredible icebergs we have been seeing online. We packed up our bikes and away we went.
Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes! I read them all after a big day up the opposite coast (the one we look at everyday from our place).☀️🚵🏻♀️🚵🏻♂️🎈
Hello Labrador! While it was incredibly frustrating to be forced to fly halfway across Canada in the wrong direction (waving to our home as we flew over), it was a treat to see northern Labrador in its snow-and-ice glory today.
I never thought I would be riding multi-day stage races, or completing ultra endurance events on a bike. Not in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined riding the kind of technical trails I did in BC Bike Race last year.
But I did. It's not always pretty, but I do it because I can. And because it is life-affirming in a way that I can never seem to put exactly the right words around.
Vertical elevation: 2500m
Temperature: Around 0-8C