Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend, and More...

Well it's that time of year again. Close down the cottage and plan for a long cold winter. Went up for one last hurrah with the family. Fun times as always. While it was fairly cold up there the weekend kept the rain away from the important fun. We took Saturday as tho we were planning to be up there for a while and neglected all the work, instead taking the kids and heading about 25 mins further into Muskoka for a great hike. Found some fun trails at Torrance Barrens there were a mix of rock and mud-puddles as well as some nice trails resembling great singletrack. The trails would be great on a bike but might be a little short so probably not a great place to plan your next day ride. On foot they were perfect for my family until my wife read that there may be rattlesnakes. Then her and my daughter just wanted to find th quickest route to safety. All in all a great day.

When we got back to the cottage I did a little bit of external cleaning and winterizing before settling down for dinner, some pumpkin beer and a movie with my wife. Sunday was a bit of a rush packing up, and doing the final winterization like emptying the hot-water tank and draining the pipes. From there it was off to Toronto for Thanksgiving dinner.

Holiday Monday we spent taking in fall by going to a Apple Orchard and picking a bag of Jonas Gold goodness. Then it was of to the pumpkin patch to get some more pumpkins for the front porch and some pumpkin pie. Also caught a tractor drawn wagon ride thu the patch with the kiddies.

Last night I took some time and composed a video for my wife as she is hoping to win a contest to spend a weekend being host to her Donnie Wahlberg. Here it is if you want to take a peak. Good luck Krista.

Woke up this morning to a thick frost and bundled up for a cold ride to work. love the feeling of the heat from the push hitting the cold from mother nature. Took it rather easy and enjoyed the day.

Lunch hour was a different story tho as I found myself ready to go for it. A brisk 2 degrees had me dressing for the cold again but with the sun up it was a whole lt warmer than this morning. I rode myself to the brink allowing it to feel as tho I had a big belt around my lungs preventing the intake of any more air. My legs felt weak and my odometer was reading better than ever on this loop. A great 11KM ride was had with the usual mix of Road, Sidewalk, Doubletrack, Singletrack and 5 epic climbs/decents. Not too bad for a lunch ride.. Then back to the office to shower off and get back to work. Oh did I mention it was my personal best on this course...

That's it. I'm out for now...

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