Glad to hear it all worked out A.J. By the way, hurry back. You're missing our one week of summer. Temps in the low 30'sC (86+ F) this week. Rain on the weekend, of course.
Kyle, what are you talking about; host the Saunders Meet? (Now plant your tongue firmly in your cheek before reading on, or look the other way
When would we have it? We can choose from:
a) Construction Season
b) Mosquito Season
d) Frost Coming Out of the Roads Season
And where would we have it?
a) at English Bob's house because it's the only campsite north of Winnipeg that's not reserved for the entire season by the locals. By the way John, the Gremlin Bell is still working and is coming to Georgia with me in Sept when I go to pick up my new-to-me '97SE:action:.
b)at the downtown hotels so everyone will be sure to have stories about the sleepless nights in the 'hood to relate to their friends when they go home:shock:
c)accommodations at the Regent Casino with meetings at the Downs so we could
i) rob them of 1/2 their money at the gaming tables and,
ii) rob them of the other 1/2 as they cross the city and hit every red light camera and photo radar set-up the city uses to take any money the gamblers have left
And where would we suggest the attendees ride?
a) pick a road in 1/2 decent shape and it's probably a road that heads in a straight line outta here for 100 miles in any direction (#1, #75, #59)
b) pick a road that may be somewhat scenic and the road is in such pitiful shape that upon return you have to spend 4 hours re-tightening &/or regluing all the plastic. (#44, #26, #307)
c) pick a road that is local and scenic and the traffic flow and speed limits reduce the enjoyment level to microscopic (Henderson Hwy, River Rd, St Mary's Rd)
Back to being serious. I ride a Wing partly because it gets me to someplace I'd really like to ride quickly and comfortably (not Manitoba). I tell non-Manitobans that I meet all about the positive things I believe we have to offer and encourage them to stop in, have a coffee and see the sights if they're passing through. But I also tell them about the downside of living on the bald prairie with wide open spaces, poor roadways and nasty little critters that bite and suck your blood and maybe even make you sick.
I'm glad to have a destination in a scenic part of North America to look forward to visiting and meeting new people. That being said, my week of vacation in September has become a trip to pick up a new bike in Georgia and won't allow me to make it to Montrose. I am, however, looking forward to a trip up the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way home. Anyone need a campsite at Montrose?