Hey Roadies, Jim and I are planning a ride to Morden next Sunday (June 5th) where we will be attending the Back 40 Folk Fest. I’ve been attending this little folk fest for years. Jim and I (and sometimes Neil) have combined the Folk Fest with a nice century ride out to Morden (164 KM from Steinbach) several times now. Why not join us?! Our spouses will be driving out to meet us and after the ride we’ll relax in the Morden Centennial Park and listen to tunes for the afternoon.
Jim and I plan to meet in Kleefeld Sunday morning (exact time TBA…7:00 to 7:30 AM) and plan to arrive in Morden around 1PM. The route will be approximately like this (follow the link). We’ll be heading south to St Malo from Kleefeld, then west through Arnaud and crossing to “yawnt sied (sp?)” at Letellier (which has a good restaurant for breakfast). Then a bit more south to Altona, where we hang a right at the world’s largest painting on a easel (an incredible 76 1/2 feet tall), appropriately (for the Sunflower Capital of Canada) a rendition of van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”. Then it’s due west till we hit the end of HWY 201 at HWY 23, where we face a treacherous 7 KM North to Winkler (sort of like riding Hwy 12 South of Steinbach) and then the final pleasant cruise of about 9KM west to Morden.
For clean-up and changing before the Folk Fest, both Jim and I have relatives in Morden and can make arrangements for showers, etc. Let me know if you’re interested. Neil’s not coming so we need somebody else to show us how to pile a half litre of hammer gel on their chin! By the way, outstanding that in today’s gloomy weather we had 10 riders (and thanks for pulling my sorry a** most of the way – again)!