|Newsletter - 2020 Archive|
A Hazy Shade of Winter (Permanent Brevet #205)
After a bumpy start to the new year, starting with a full blown head cold and 14 hours in bed on new years day, plus being locked into a cold snap it was now time to suck it up and get out there! January was running out!
I designed this new ride so as to avoid horrible stretches such as Alex Fraser Bridge, or the 'H Bridge' as Harold would call it, as well as Mary Hill Bypass, Hwy 7, etc.
Starting at the civilised hour of 9:15 am I rolled away from Starbucks at East Hastings and Kaslo with cool but so far dry weather.
One of the main features of this ride was that all the grey and the showers had it's own beauty. On 99 the sight and sound of waterfalls was a joy to experience along with the beautiful grey curtain over Howe Sound.
My job on this ride was to keep the pace reasonable and just take everything in and it didn't disappoint. Rainfall, waterfalls, blue sky, a rooster crowing and a sunset peaking through the gloomy clouds over Richmond amongst other treats made it 11 hours well spent.
This ride indeed seemed like 'A Hazy Shade of Winter' and a good way to kick off the year.
February 4, 2020