Monday, September 27, 2010
Algonquin Fall Colour Ride
Last Sunday saw thirteen riders turn out for the Fall Colour Ride up through Algonquin Park. It seems that once again I failed miserably to forecast the weather correctly, so despite my prediction of having a dry ride, we rode through fairly constant rain showers all the way to Whitney. Arriving at Whitney about 1.30 pm we found that the hydro had been out since 7.00 am, so NO gas pumps and NO food. The Rain Gods must have looked at this pitiful group and decided to not only quit raining at this point, but have a word with Hydro 1 and supply the hydro again to this small community. The Fall colours were spectacular and everyone appeared to be in good spirits so the ride home was down the Peterson Road, one of the nicest rides I have done. One country kilometer of gravel road, but the rest of the journey was fantastic. Thanks to the Ride Captains, Murray Beers, Steve Shane and Keith Leigh for a really great and safe ride. Thanks also to the "Eyes" at the rear, Steve Ballantyne.