|One of which involved dirt|
With Mine Over Matter less than 2 weeks away, I hadn't really rode any singletrack...um...this year. So, we buggered off to the GORBA trails and did some of that.
I rode some stuff that made me pucker and clench. I walked some things that scared the bejeezus out of me. I then proceeded to turn around and ride some of the stuff I'd walked on the way out.
|I held up Tanker a lot|
|Can I get a w00t for remaining upright?|
Then to cap off an awesome weekend, we unwrapped the Weather Canoe and found that our idea of "put it up on sawhorses and wrap it up in a tarp" had indeed kept it undamaged through the horrible Polar Vortex Winter of Death and Ice Storms. Thus, we'd be able to try out our new acquisitions.
|Such prettiness from Grey Owl Paddles|
We popped the PunkRawKanoe up on the roof of the car, then drove down to Puslinch Lake, arriving just as the golden hour was beginning.
|Breezy but lovely evening|
We paddled through the honey-coloured sunshine of a gorgeous summer evening, delighted with our new paddles.
|Tanker loves his new bent shaft!|
Why the new paddles? Well, we've just booked ourselves a 4-day canoe trip through Frontenac Provincial Park for the end of next month, and decided to spoil ourselves a little. It'll be Tanker's first canoe trip, and our first paddling excursion since we went sea kayaking on Georgian Bay for our honeymoon in 2003.
|Campsite booked for our first night.|
I can almost hear the loonsong already..