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    backslider Array K-rod's Avatar
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    ahh - pre-dawn starts ...

    To Baker often favor best for me.

    up at 4:30, leathers on and snicking my bike into first by 5:30 ... brisk but fresh morning air ... sparse clouds just over the east horizon glowing fire, the jagged peaks of Goldenears beneath them backlit boldly by a still hidden sun ... three headlights heading toward White Rock on 99, three thousand moving toward Vancouver just before six ... a pre-autumn layer of opaque mists sifting low in valley dales (riding season is waning!) ... Mt. Cheam and Lady Peak clawing up toward the heavens over the Abby corn fields ... the thick scent of liquified cow shit being sprayed on the corn crops ...

    Oh - wait a minute - that last one doesn't qute fit!

    note to self: NEVER again try sportriding in the early morning moutains without at least one solid shot of caffein in my veins!

    Last edited by K-rod; 08-18-2011 at 12:55 AM.

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    Registered User Array Son of Lars's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-rod View Post
    note to self: NEVER try sportriding in the early morning moutains without at least one solid shot of caffein in my veins!



    +1. All my day rides or morning rides MUST begin with a quad Americano. I'm certain I'd be in the first rhubarb on the route, if not for the coffee.

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    Lee RideFar Array elevation's Avatar
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    Did the Royal Navy escort you out of the Country?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevation View Post
    Did the Royal Navy escort you out of the Country?
    Top tip from one of my tourist pamphlets; "If they're singing In the Navy, they're not the real Navy".

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    I am often out of the house just after 5AM for my daily commute, it is always on the bike... and it is always just fine.....

    0 Ave to Abbey with the sun coming up over the mountains....

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    backslider Array K-rod's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by elevation View Post
    Did the Royal Navy escort you out of the Country?
    Not this time, but last year when I returned into the valley from my Kootenay/Washington loop, I did turn onto the road that runs behind the Abby Airport (8th Ave?) right at the moment the Blue Angels were doing their lowest manuevers for the airshow ... right over my head as I rode past.

    that was wikked - just like having my own Airforce 'welcome back home' reception!!

    This morning, i couldn't ride worth shit (no timing, no flexibility, no rythmn) until I stopped at the "Wake 'n Bake" in Glacier and had my Americano, and warmed up a bit (the sun was warming the earth/pavement, by then) ... and then continued on for a fabulous ride.

    Zero traffic.

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    Sounds like a good ride. Maybe I'll do that if Bandito has to cancel his Washington ride tomorrow.
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