|Newsletter - 2008 Archive|
I'd like to thank everyone -- especially organizers and volunteers -- who made this year's "Fall Islander" the most successful yet.
As if to make up for previous years' soggy parades, the weather gods smiled and riders were treated to almost perfect weather. Who could complain about a little heat and headwinds? Not this rando nerd!
I managed to flatten the route a little
more this year, leaving just under 1100 metres (3600 ft) of upness
over the 200km course. Compared to 2,000 metres on the first
"IsleLander" (which has now become the summer "Tour
of Greater Victoria" route), this surely deserves the "Happy
Trails" 200 title. And, aside from a couple of spills on
the steep descents/ascents, out toward Sooke (we warned you!),
it was a happy affair, out among the pumpkins, the dusty green
arbours and blue
If you missed it, there is only one remedy. Pencil it in on your 2009 calendar now.
Top Photo: Ray Parker
September 17, 2008