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    Baillout
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    I just got my replacement shock back, I was not sure if I was going to get it back in time for the weekend. Given all the rain in the past two days are things going ahead as planned? If so count me in. @marley I am in for apres if this thing is still a go.

    #813906

    Marley
    Participant

    Oh, @baillout You should be more concerned about the chance of flurries early tomorrow, and the 60km/h gusts of wind. Of course we are on!

    #813907

    grahamlockett
    Participant

    Hey @marley – just trying to work out how much I need to bring with me tomorrow in terms of water and food – think we’ll be stopping at any points for these things…. or just sipping puddle water.

    #813908

    Marley
    Participant

    Most of us will have packs with water bladders, lunch, some snacks and our most essential item… a flask . Though Don puddle water may pack more of a punch? Being in the city, there is always an opportunity to pop out for some sustenance if desperately needed, but it’s not in the plans.

    #813910

    grahamlockett
    Participant

    Puddle water it is for me – see you all tomorrow.

    #813911

    Baillout
    Participant

    I will meet at the cricket tree at 9:30 like @endurorider

    #814051

    Marley
    Participant

    What a ride! Thanks for everyone that made the day so damn fun. 18 came out and braved the frosty temperatures, insane wind gusts and slick leaves. Somehow we had fantastic weather and trail conditions (again). 8 masochists grinded it out to the end. I’m still recovering.

    Strava says we did about 60k and the vast majority of it was trail. My Strava also shows that somehow we traversed 1,503 meters of elevation. To give that some context, that is 4m less than the lift access bike trails at Whistler. And we did not even go North of Lawrence!!! Incredible.

    The route we did was curated and considered, but kudos to the four hardcore Don mofos that helped string some of the tricky bits together so perfectly.

    We had a separated shoulder and some leg trauma, but no mechanicals so we’ll consider that a win? Those without trauma will consider it a win, anyway.

    And kudos to @grahamlockett who indeed showed up with basically nothing and killed the ride with Don puddle water. Like it was nothing. Not sure if I am impressed, afraid, or both.

    Below are some pics from myself and @veteran_youth . I spammed the photos section with lots more so if you were on the ride browse through, there is probably some good ones of you in there. Wooooo!

    Early bird Pottery posse:

    Owen killing the BoT berm

    Pulls

    Freeride lives! The legendary Ikea line. Slayed. By 2.5 of us.

    No apres pictures, sorry.

    Apres aftermath:

    #814052

    whisky_cactus
    Participant

    Epic ride!

    Thanks @marley for organizing and the most excellent apres. you and @veteran_youth got some great shots!!

    #814054

    FastTimes
    Keymaster

    Looks like a pretty epic adventure guys. Was a great day for it weather-wise. Thanks for sharing pics and story.

    Thanks for rocking the RFG jersey @blurredlines you look like a beast on that bike. Awesome!

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