Here’s a picture of our cheery group Saturday. This photo begs the question ‘just how many BMC bikes can you stick in a club picture?’!
No mishaps with our bunch and the ride route was awesome. Best comment of the day goes to Barney.
At the Lafarge photo spot Ian informed everyone: ‘there are good hills coming up so keep it in the big ring’. Barney’s response was:
‘I gotta get rid of that little ring’!! Heh heh. Thanks Barney. Latest Le Grimpeur award to you.
We had a decent single file Velo Vet TT going west on River Road to Fort Langley when absolutely out of nowhere a group of 6 Fort Langley Cyclery Riders,
in full jersey’s no less, rudely passed us in TT mode. Thinking they could just bomb past unchallenged? Not likely. Ian, with no loss of power or even thought of consequences, latched on their line and it was Game On.
This carried on for a while until Tom got bored with these Cyclery guys and yelled something at me as he pulled out to pass ‘em all.
I don’t know what he yelled …but the way he yelled it told me ‘let’s put the hurt on these guys’! I did my best and Tom really turned up the TT flame.
Great fun all the way to coffee in Fort Langley!
Dave took prior to the ride, a big turn out, a beautiful sunny and warm day, a good day to pound up all the hills along the way to Ft. Langley and back.
Two groups eventually became many, Tom got a ruptured tire and resulted in two mechanicals, Dino got a flat and had the wrong tube and eventually was able to flag down another cyclist and trade tubes, half way through coffee, his fellow Vets realized he was missing, Brian S. went searching and as we were on our way out Dino joined us without ever getting a rest or coffee and eats. I am sure he will have a small discussion with that groups leader in due course!!! LOL
Groups split up returning as a turn on 216th. was missed by some, however in the end we all arrived back at Peace Arch safely and tired but happy with another good ride in the log book.