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Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Celebrity Appearance

So...so far this week we are still experiencing this crazy spring type weather.  And this week we were also fortunate enough to have the return of a once local celebrity...Capt.Sydor (his nickname is Jeff).  Jeff now resides in the Land of Ham...which is just outside of Minto, which is north-east of Fredericton, which in New Brunswick, a land far, far away.

Jeff is visiting family out this way for a few days and yesterday I was lucky enough that he had spare time to join me on a shortened version of a buttertart ride.  He was not able to bring a bike from the Land of Ham, so my local bike shop, BicycleWorks in Waterdown, was most gracious to donate a beauty of a bike for the day...


Kona Ti Rove...the perfect vehicle for buttertart hunting...
Thank you BicycleWorks Paul!!!


So on 02/22 we rode up the escarpment in +13 degree temps in search of a buttertart emporium...and at the 2 hour mark...we found one.



Apparently NewfieSteve left something here last time...


So a brief stop for a chocolate chip buttertart was in order...



The Crux and the Rove...a match made in Valens??



Proof he was here...Capt.Buttertart



When I get hungry buttertarts pay!



When Chuck Norris gets hungry...






Anyways the buttertart fueled the way home into the headwinds.  Our easy little ride took us 79 kms over 3 hours and over 500m of elevation...back to where Lois had lovingly (lovingly??) prepared for us some post ride tamales (from our favourite latino food shop 50 Pesos); some recovery ale form ShEd Brewery; other goodies, and shenanigans...


This is what shenanigans look like...

So that was one fine Wednesday!!

So...what's up this weekend??

Well while there is not a stitch (stitch???) of snow here....things are not always what they seem...



Navy seals???


Apparently there is still a shite-ton (shite-ton??) of snow up in the Bracebridge area.  Which is great, cuz that is where DanOfSubstance will be having the last race in his Fatbike Race Series (or more properly 45NRTH Ontario Fatbike Series p/b CycleSolution promoted by SubstanceProjects).

Will you be there??

Locally, in preparation of upcoming gravel grinders like the Steaming Nostril, P2A, Eager Beaver, and Dan's new El Bandito 140, Blaze has been hosting a semi-regular (semi-regular??) 'Around the Bay' ride.  90kms over various surfaces, at heinous speed.  Not sure I can keep up to this group MarknJenn, Jaimie...but I may give it a shot.

Will this weather hold??
Fingers crossed...

Whatever you're at...make a great weekend!!

Stay posted!


One last gratuitous tart shot...