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Armistice Day 200
Ride date: November 11, 2018
by Mark Payten

The forecast for the day taken from my preferred weather app predicted a low of 2C in the morning and a high of about 12C. It also called for sunny skies and light winds out of the north. The forecast was for the most part accurate. The morning temperature of 4-6C was a pleasant surprise!

All but one rider left Dave’s house promptly at 0700 PST. Mikael took advantage of the one hour control opening time leaving three minutes later. He caught the trailing group of four in Sidney at the 73.7 km point. They remained together for the rest of the ride. Dean Karlen lead the way for the 201.3 km.

At 11 am the riders paused for one minute’s silence to pay their respects.

The route passed by many monuments that payed respect to those who sacrificed while striving for peace. It was a good opportunity to visit so many of these dedicated sites in greater Victoria.

The weather was great. The opportunity for reflection was provided both at the sites and on the travels between monuments.



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