|Newsletter - 2020 Archive|
Fraser Valley Flatlander
Permanent #18 with a Chilliwack Start
What a difference a month makes! No frosty roads, above zero temps and a riding partner! Wow! Life is Good!
Gary and I started just after 8 am in 4 degrees. We had a high of 9 in Abbotsford and finished in 6 degrees.
My knees had really been bothering me for the last couple of weeks, so we had to ride pretty slowly at the start. Gary is always a good sport and will ride anyone’s pace.
We saw at least 21 eagles on our way to Birchwood Dairy. We saw 16 in one tree!
We had 3 detours!
The next detours were the result of the recent storms.
Then the hill going up 240th, after our Fort Langley stop, was closed. Oh No! Again we talked with the workers, who let us through. Phew!
Because we started so late, we finished in the dark. I never like going through those farm roads in the dark. Should have started earlier...
Within 300 m of the finish, now in a residential neighbourhood, an off-leash dog, walking with its owners, darted out at Gary. Scary!
All in all, we had a good ride. Next one will be after the time change, yeah...
February 24, 2020