Sunday, November 30, 2008
The First Race - Lake to Lake 2004
June 20, 2004. Niagara. This was the one that started the whole thing. If Jeremy hadn't invited us down to St. Catherines and try out this 50km MTB race called the Great Lake to Lake, the rest as they say could have been history.
And then, if Dean, Drew and Mike hadn't come over and started talking to us, Brenda and I might not have decided to do the Lake to Lake North in August. I guess everything happens for a reason.
As far as the race went, it was pretty crazy waiting for the start in the middle of 1000 people but Steve Bauer was there and chatted with us about his days as a pro and then we were off! The course was (and is) pretty fast with nice combos of road, gravel and singletrack to make it an interesting ride. It ended on the beach on Lake Ontario and I remember thinking it was the funnest 2 hours I had ever spent on a bike. Needless to say, I was instantly hooked to this bicycle race thing.