Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2012 Dundas Monstercross

The date was set for the 2012 edition of the Dundas Monstercross and the date chosen by Marc was October 27th. Which seemed like a normal date like in past editions of this ride. Maybe it was to close to Halloween this year. With Roger the Raincloud on Friday night making threatening moves to spoil the fun on Saturday. And it would be at 7am on Saturday to see if the ride would be a go despite Roger Raincloud.

 And in the morning it was a go for the Monstrecross on a rain route. So it was out the door to get to Dundas and Roger Raincloud did his best to not let me get there.  But got there later then planned so it was a quick change in Cafe Domestique and grabbing the ill prepared Kaffenback. Ill prepared as I had been lazy on Friday night and not changed the front tire for something a bit knobbier. And lazy as I had also put off getting a replacement knobby for the one I wore out in the Spring. So this would make it a bit harder ride then usual on CX tires designed for non wet, leaf covered  soggy clay.

  So with 19 other Flahutes it was off for the route and to see how wet one good get. Of course modified for the conditions though as some sections would become mud pits with the storm. It was definitely a day where the ducks where smarter.

  Of course thanks to my poor tire choice I had to mince my way on the wet clay trail sections. Though it did make up for it on the Rail Trail and road sections.  But nary a whine or snivel from me as I made my choices and one has to deal with their results. Which can either be good or bad in the end. But it is all part of the journey and fun.

After a crash due and a wee bit of road it was down Sydenham Hill into the Dundas Valley. And to Vafe Domestique to change out of water logged gear , grab a warm drink, and get the car to head over to Garage Monster HQ for burrito's and to see little Theo for the first time.

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