The annual Deacon’s Corner A & W ride was an unqualified success this year. Five riders—Mark, Merle, Hans, Ed and Jim were pushed by a strong tailwind all the way to Deacon’s Corner. We fully expected a hard fight against strong headwinds on the return trip but were pleasantly surprised after breakfast when the winds lessened quite a bit. So the return trip was not too bad, and we were able to make good time by echeloning it with short pulls. We ducked in under shelter at the Lorette Co-op gas bar for about 20 minutes, while the worst of a thunderstorm passed by, and were joined by a few bikers (Harley Davidson types) on a poker derby—nice people –really.