Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring in Kelowna

I took an extended Easter break for cycle training staying out at my friend Mike's chalet in Kelowna on the lake. Typical up and down spring weather. For the most part, the cycling was superb! I joined the Sunday group (wickedly fast) ride and met two riders, Jen and Steve, for my ride on Monday. Tuesday night group mountain bike ride at Knox mountain was followed by a very yummy bbq and lasagna served up by Kelowna Cycle. Gotta like training here!
I did some yard work at Mike's place. The darn pine needles are a foot long, let alone how huge the pinecones are! When I went on the roof to clean off the pine needles, much to my surprise a raccoon scampered away. I assume he was the noise on the roof I heard the last couple nights. He had ripped away shingles and made a little hole under the rooftop. Mr. Coon just glared at me for discovering his new home. I covered the damage and nailed in a huge piece of plywood. These little guys are smart and go chalet to chalet until they are discovered. Thankfully, I got him before he dug his way into the chalet. The next night's sleep was peaceful...

I have one last ride around the lake today in brilliant sunshine, 141km and 1900m elevation gain. Sweet!

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