September 1, 2007. We made our way down to Ryan's to wish him a Happy Birthday and help Sandy surprise him with a shiny new road bike. That night, we also went looking for the feared Paris grizzly bear, armed only with our flashlights and liquid courage. At least I think that was the same party. The next day Ryan and I tested out his new wheels and he rode with me out of town before I continued back to Toronto. 130kms later.