It’s been a busy summer for me and it shows no signs of letting up any time soon. After the swing through NY & Quebec this past weekend was a trip up to Sudbury for a new venue in Ontario mountain biking. A few days camped next to a lake (first in Port Carling and then near Naughton) mixed in with a couple of great rides on the rocky course. The folks at Chico posted a short write-up. I spent the past few days going through my backlog of photos and publishing galleries to my website, I have one left to go and then I’ll be caught up.
|The race was fast and hot|
|A dusty course|
|filled with rocky climbs|
The next two weekends are road races, my first road race since Gatineau back in May. First up is the Ontario Provincial Road Championships, fortunately it’s close to home so that should make the day a little easier. Then it’s a time trial event up on the Bruce Peninsula. That one’s not confirmed but I’d be happy to head up and camp there for the weekend. It’s an area I used to go with my kids and know it well, beautiful.
I actually have a weekend off after that… although it’s the Lapdogs “Dog Days of Summer” event at Albion so it will still be a weekend of camping and bikes. No obligations other than having fun.
And then it’s August and I’ll be heading to the Chicago area for the Tour of Elk Grove. I’ve covered that event for a couple of years now and it keeps getting bigger and bigger. This year I’ve read that Garmin-Sharp will be sending a team so the Continental teams will have their work cut out for them. I’ve also read that the purse for the women’s event is bigger, something the organizers promised to do last year.
Here are a few shots from last year to wrap up this entry.
|Canadian women were a big factor in the race|