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!