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Snooooooow Ride... Take it eeeeaaasssyyyyyyyyy....

by Bryn — last modified Mar 12, 2009 11:45 AM

Wow... 3 rides each ending in weather more epic than the last! I thought winter was over!!

Snowy Day for a Ride!Wow... When I left the house it was sunny!

I had a 3-ride streak of "GORGEOUS OUT, Let's RIDE!" that ended up in EPIC WEATHER FAIL...

Started with my Heavy Pedal ride last week - it was totally fine till the tail end when a really heavy wind came up out of nowhere... And then the rain started.  Boy did it start - absolute soaking head to toe.

Fast forward to last Friday - we had a great ride, met some new friends... Had a bit of a strange ending but you know what they say, any landing you can walk away from is a good one.  Anyhow we had a small medical incident... A little bit of a head bump, probably time to review the Cruiser Safety Rules page...  By the time that was all over and done with we had EPIC rain again, even nuttier than on Wednesday!

And now the WTF factor...

Sunday: A bit chilly, but blue sky and sunshine... Met up with a few folks for an afternoon adventure.  We rode ourselves down in to Kits and enjoyed the view at Margaret Pigott Park for a while - blue sky to the west of us, totally gorgeous.  Look over at the North Shore... Hmmm... Sure looks crappy over there...

And then we look up to the east...

Giant anvil shaped cloud

Black

Getting bigger

FAST

Hmmmm....

Well you kind of know you're screwed once it starts slipping over top of you... So what do you do, ride head first directly in to it, or try and prolong your ride a bit?  We made the obvious choice and headed South for a while up to 18th or so... Managed to blow a tire out hopping a curb right at 18th and Arbutus.  Damn...

Fixing the flat using my ever-present portable repair kit when the first few flakes start...

Is this for real?

Yup...

Photo above is when I got home in the end... I think all that snow fell in about ohhhh... 30 minutes tops?

And here I thought we lived in Vancouver!

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