TABERNAC! COGAL IS POSTPONED DUE TO FAMILY EMERGENCY. BELAY THE BUG JUICE.
On Saturday, June 14, I will host the second annual Tour de de Salaberry, which will start and finish from Camp Tetrault, situated by the winding, picturesque and usually wet Rat River, in St. Malo, Manitoba (100km south east-ish of Winnipeg). The full course will be two laps of a 68km loop, with the option of a single, Executive loop. Some have suggested they may also ride out to the camp on Friday night. The ride is roughly 100km from the city, and can be done safely on pavement, or a combination of pavement and gravel. It is usually awesome, unless there is a South wind, in which case it is balls.
The route itself will be comprised of pavement, gravel, and dirt. There may be cows. There will certainly be wind, but not enough to save you from the mosquitoes should you stop moving at anytime. Dogfest and beer to follow. Natch.
As for The Rules, this ride will (naturally) observe them all, but focus specifically on Rules #67 and Rule #11
+++ TOUR de DE SALABERRY (le deux) +++
Saturday June 14, rain or shine
Arrive at 1pm. Roll out at 1:30 PM sharp.
If you are a crazy badass, ride out Friday night and camp.
Executive Distance (one lap): 68 km
Voyageur Distance (two laps): 136 km
Crazy Badass Distance (includes Friday night ride out): 236 km
What to bring:
Change of clothes for sitting around the fire
Bathing suit/towel (a dip in the river post-ride is as close to heaven as you can get)
A Bag of chips (or as many as is practicable)
$15 to cover beer keg
Did I mention bug spray?
I will provide dogs, buns and condiments
Free camping is available. Bonfire and lessons in French swearing will be provided.
Don’t expect indoor plumbing
This is a throwdown. Plan to be self sufficient on the road, and don’t expect anyone to wait for you if you are slow, get a flat, or bonk. The course will probably not be marked. A cell phone is a good idea, as is a spare tube and pump. If it’s hot, bring plenty of water so you don’t die.
Please let me know by Friday, June 6 if you are interested so we can plan accordingly. Feel free to invite others, but only if they are cool.