Sunday, June 7th, is the date of The Back Forty Folk Festival.
Who recalls the epic 2008 ride of Neil, Jim, Ron, and Andrew into a 40kph crosswind from Steinbach to Morden? The only relief in six hours was a great breakfast in Morris and the all too brief wind at our back cruise going south down PR432 (Rosebank Road) for the last 20k. The incomprehensible happened when Jim actually slowed down and admitted he was tired! You simply had to be there. However, after refreshing beers at Andrews, an afternoon of great live music under a bright sun, and secure in the knowledge that our wives were driving us home, all the suffering somehow seemed worthwhile as a great day wrapped up around us like a warm blanky.
Anyone want to do it again (144K “one way”) – next Sunday is the day!