Riding the Manitoba Mountain

Meeting at 8 am at the water tower we heard more sounds than just the wind whistling thru the trees.  Every rider that showed up had the same word uttered from their lips, “crap”.   The response was due to the fact that others showed up to ride the “Manitoba mountain” or 36 km winds.

I think we all felt that nobody would show up due to the cold winds that came out of the north-west.  We felt obligated in some way to at least say we showed up, then with nobody else there we could return home to a warm breakfast and the weekend paper.

With 6 riders we battled the winds and worked the side winds and head on.  I am always grateful when riding in a draft. Breakfast at what was Schellenberg was great and the conversation better.

Thanks for the ride!

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Just a middle-aged man whose blood pressure and cholesterol were out of wack and needed a tuneup, bad. Then I rekindled my love for riding a bike -- just the simple act of turning the cranks. What happened next is I met a lot of neat people who are as nuts as I am. Ride on.

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  1. good show guys. I was thinking of how horrible it would’ve been to be out on the bald roadways on a bike as I drove my son to his first ever mountain bike race in Pinawa. 1C with brutal winds…Interestingly, I passed 2 other sizeable groups out riding that morning as well, so you weren’t alone in your suffering.

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