I don't usually do this b/c who wants to hear about a great day they didn't have? However, Sunday's ride to the cove was extraordinary in many ways. You know, sometimes there's just a synchronicity to things.
First of all, it was 27*+ in late Sept. in Vancouver, w00t!
Next, I've been riding for over a decade and have never been off the mainland. Nice little run, even if the locals are a little ornery (On that note, I stopped and talked to a group of them, to sort of ambassador us and demonstrate the falsity of stereotyping).
There were, no kidding, 45 bikes on the 9:20 ferry. A whole troupe of british bikes, new and old were out, as well as many others. Everyone was keen as mustard and friendly to talk to. We all know days like this are coming to an end for this year.
Almost noone crashed. A young lady riding with someone I know had a low speed mishap that messed the plastic on her Gixx1000 pretty bad but, that was it.
Here's my point about synchronicty. I had not planned, and did not even know a plan existed, for ths run. I just left a message for a riding buddy to show at the church at 8:30 if he wanted to Duffy or Merrit. He didn't so I just did a tagalong with Dave's (avsagain) group. Not a big turnout there but, the ferry was full of good folks, as I said.
Synchronicity baby, sometimes that's what it's all about.