Sunday, 3 June 2012

Friday Night Dust-off

After a long winter sleep, we decided to get together with a bunch of like-minded souls and go for an evening ride. It was a beautiful night for a ride, sunny with not too much wind. Altogether, we had 13 bikes for the ride. Our choice of destination would first take us out to Bragg Creek via the #8, then swing over to highway #764 using the #22. For those that have run the #762, you know it was made for bikes, and you just can't beat the scenery. Once we hit the end of the #762, we tried taking a short cut that would have hooked us with the #22 to Turner Valley, but due to a road wash out, had to track back to the #549 and over  to the Millarville turnoff. From the Millarville turnoff, we headed south to Turner Valley on the #22, then on to Black Diamond on the #546 that turns into the #7 at Black Diamond. Our main goal was to stop at the Tom's House of Pizza in Okotoks  for some food and drink, not to mention great conversation and a lot of laughs. After being well feed and watered, it was back on the road and time to head for home. Overall, it was a stellar first of the year ride, great weather, no tickets, and only a brief hold up due to an electrical problem with one of the bikes. A big part of owning a bike is getting out with friends and enjoy the trill of the road, not to mention all the laughs and memories along the way. Over the coming months of the season, I'll be posting blogs on rides / great destinations / maintenance tips / and the latest in accessories to help you to get the most out of  your riding  experience. If you have any routes, and would like to share them, please feel free to leave us a comment. You bought the bike; you bought the gear, now get out and use it. Thanks for dropping by.


















 

3 comments:

  1. What a great ride, can't wait to do it again. Where are we off to this Friday?

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  2. Looks like it was a blast.

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