Thanks for the report and photos. On Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 10:21 AM, Mark Reimer <marknrei...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I went on a long s24o this weekend - 108km (about 67 miles) on varying > surfaces. > > The route started with a 'Voyageur Start'. This excellent term was new to > me. Supposedly the old fur trading voyageurs would paddle out of town for > only a few miles before stopping for the first night, with the idea that if > they had forgotten anything critical, they were still able to turn back and > retrieve forgotten supplies. I can understand the reasoning when you're > paddling half way across a country. > > So, we rolled out of Elma, Manitoba at 2pm and stopped 10km later in > Whitemouth for some burgers, soup, pumpkin pie and beers. I have to say I'm > a fan of this voyageur start business.. > > We hit about 15km of farm roads, which were a mix of gravel roads, mud > roads, and double track. I was riding Compass Barlow Pass Extra-Lite 38s on > my Atlantis. We connected to a rolling highway that snakes through the > Canadian Shield, making for a camp spot at Meditation Lake. Can you think > of a better-named destination? > > I had planned the route to include two special off-road diversions. The > first was a snowmobile track that ended at an old prison site. The second > is part of the trans-canada trail, which is mostly crushed stone, exposed > granite and a touch of grassy single track here and there. Being October, > all these sections would be done in complete darkness as a result of our > long, leisurely lunch. > > The temperature dropped to about freezing and we kept warm by maintaining > a respectable pace. It has rained for nearly the entire week prior, so full > fenders were a must. I was very happy with how the Barlow Pass tires rolled > over the varied surfaces and had no flats despite the sharp rocky trails, > exposed granite, and rough roads. > > We had all of Meditation Lake to ourselves, save the occasional chorus of > coyotes and owls in the night. A few beers, some pad thai and a bonfire > later and we were passed out. > > We woke up to the sound of shotguns, which was surprising to say the > least. I guess with camping season officially closed, hunting is allowed > near the camp spot. We passed 6 hunters on our 5km ride back to the > highway. The ride back was pretty much the same, including a second > voyageur start for our second breakfast of the day. A stiff headwind > reduced our pace to between 9-15km/h for the final 50km. It was a grind, > but still having fun. > > > In the end, we covered 210km, saw several bald eagles, had a fox run along > with us for about 30 seconds, were treated to a clear night with bright > stars, and sent autumn on its way properly. The next s24o is my annual > November Winter Welcomer, which is on the first weekend of November, and > marks the beginning of the snowy, sub-freezing camping season :) > > Hope you all had a great weekend. > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--PpfupFBk8k/V_5ijPKFzYI/AAAAAAAATYs/-dG20Ji9xY8CYgOAzfHFvBXGgnxMjT9LgCLcB/s1600/IMG_6048.JPG> > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AuGm6jzUz5s/V_5iovNi-6I/AAAAAAAATYw/3jzzGYjSZq0CBVspP74JmC3T3heeEtb0wCLcB/s1600/IMG_6056.JPG> > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JDWHIJiJuWg/V_5isg4CNzI/AAAAAAAATY0/8oDDfd-oylYinSBWXCX8HdSGT8pTY_g5ACLcB/s1600/IMG_6058.JPG> > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wCSBgqTpOjs/V_5iy1mC30I/AAAAAAAATY4/E4ONKTdphmw4Yz3Lj3TIBOOldjQahN-bACLcB/s1600/IMG_6125.JPG> > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-AQKvZJBtLX8/V_5i2TYI0MI/AAAAAAAATY8/-C7b3lRsJ8oLnh0lQvSc5S5xZtJYGIokQCLcB/s1600/IMG_6139.JPG> > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GZqG9OEoenw/V_5i_Sq9gHI/AAAAAAAATZA/ZKu3OAiW1sY6yklkNskl2k-n35d6I2fQgCLcB/s1600/IMG_6172.JPG> > > > > > > > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "RBW Owners Bunch" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to rbw-owners-bunch+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/rbw-owners-bunch. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. > -- Resumes, LinkedIn profiles, bios, and letters that get interviews. 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