Saturday, October 22, 2011

Chili Don-Don Ride

Hopefully another annual ride tradition was started today with an end of the season MTB ride through Toronto's Don singletrack.  We had to dress up a bit, but overall had pretty decent weather considering it was raining for the last few days - a little mud at this time of year is expected, right?

We finished with some beers, chilli and pecan pie to cap off what was probably one of the last trail rides of the year. :(

Thanks everyone for making 2011 another fun and memorable year for Black Fly Racing!

A little hike-a-bike.

Drew-man's 1st time on the Don!

Where's the trail, Tony?

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Tour de King

Somewhere in there is Jody and Marty.

On Sunday, Jody and I headed up to the 1st ever Tour de King put on by Chico Racing.  The temperature was pretty cool when we left, and we crossed our fingers and hoped the rain would hold off.  One tricky thing about racing, or even riding in this weather is debating about what to wear.  You never wanna be cold out there, but we all know that as soon as you get moving it doesn't take long to warm up on a bicycle.

The 50km race had about 400 people participating and it started out like a pure MTB event.  Twisty, technical single track was the order of business for the first 15k's before the course ended with mostly paved and gravel roads.  About halfway through it started to rain, a very cold and pelting rain I might add.

At the end there was a hot BBQ lunch waiting for us but because of the rain and a clear lack of a warm, walled shelter it was not ideal.  Ever tried to enjoy lunch, cold, wet and shivering?  Not fun.

Next year?  Only if it's a nice day.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Wrenching with a smile :)

Should we send this pic to the 3rd place team as proof to how they beat us?

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Why again?

Weather forecast for tomorrow:  Rain and a high of 7.  Should be a blast.
Course map.