Alumni Update

Today is one of those perfect June days when you feel like there’s no where else in world you’d rather be. I started my morning off with a walk to the corner of Guelph & Grosvenor to cheer the MB Marathoner’s, soon it’s off to Luke’s place (son) for a Father’s Day brunch. This day does bring to mind memories of many great rides with you folks at MIT. Following is a little news from one alumni desk.

My season is off to a sluggish start to say the least. Motivation is low and the hunt for the right club to ride with continues. Last year I rode with FOG and the Tuesday-Thursday Ride Group. I was mostly out of my league and got tired of being dropped. This year I signed up with the WCC. They are great folks but now I might be at the other end of scale. So far rides have been a bit sedate for me and they seem to prefer a late start on Saturdays. Recently the Tuesday-Thursday Ride Group started a “b” group so I’ve gone out a couple times to see how that is. I will have to get more serious about my training pretty soon. I’ve got a corporate sponsor for two more years ($50,000) for my MCC fundraising ride. So by August 21st I have to be ready to go! On July 4th I plan to do the MCC Clear Lake ride as well, but I can usually suffer through that one without training.

Feeling guilty and lazy for my slow training this year, I took some shadenfreude from Jim’s relatively low KM’s (still about 5x what mine are) so far this season. Then I checked in with him and he quickly pointed out his new passion for hard core MTB rides in the Salmon Arm area. So, no company for my misery there, Jimmy Legs rocks on.

However, Jac has dissappeared from Bike Journal so perhaps he has joined me in the ranks of cruising for coffee and ice cream with the spouse? The bike seat of my new Electra Townie is about as wide as my expanding girth and the long wheelbase/low profile let’s me chat with Noreen as we noodle around. We’re casually exploring the bike paths around Winnipeg. Last weekend it was Dalnavert House in Wolsely, followed by Ralph Connor House in East Gate, finished off with gelato on Corydon. If anyone wants a pleasant and casual (i.e no spandex, riding bike paths @ 15-18kph) Sunday morning ride, give us a call! Sweating optional, drinking coffee is not. We can pick-up several fun routes right from our house.

RJ_Townie

One thought on “Alumni Update

  1. RJ,

    How about coming out for an alumnus ride. You really can’t beat the company or the Provencher.

    Merle

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