Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there
When you're ev'rywhere
Come and get your share
Time flys like an arrow, fruit flys like a banana, et? So it is Friday already and didn’t get to report on yesterdays run. Well it was shine on, good news and karma for you who have done your hills.
OK Falls is out at the end of the run course, and it is the 10 km on either side of the turn-around point where the biggest hills live. Did a 14 km recon run and wasn’t no thing after all the times up North down Griffith on those endless long runs. We’ll see when it counts. Wish I could have John yelling in my head during the race to kill the pain. God bless ‘em.
So today Mrs Sica kindly agreed to drop me off for a ride that was supposed to start at the end of the bike out/back (at 120 km, where you get your special needs bag), but we got just past Twin Lakes not quite half way to Keremos and big time construction, 20 min waits to get on the road and well the mission got scrubbed. Taking out amazing amount of rock on BIG trucks. Will they open the road for next Sunday? Who cares, I got my own troubles. But the important part I got to do the descent down to Hwy 97, which always gives my trouble but with the headwinds today wasn’t too bad and my shorts stayed nice and dry. Got to swing round through Penticton and draft for a while behind a huge road vehicle, must have been going like 40 or 45 behind its huge slipstream with the aforementioned headwind on the descent now at my back flying along the Lake. Recon’ed the MacLean monster, the steepest and meanest climb on the course (take note of that). Pavement is in rotten shape but you will be going < 10 km/h so don’t sweat it.
Down the Highway past OK Falls and on the way back pulled out into the rest area and got some wisdom dropped on me:
“LIBERALS are strictly for the RICH. The rest of us are EXPOITS (sic)”
Which is the way it is today people. The liberal school system is not even teaching tense any more, and we have decayed into a society of grim acronym and texting-speak. I close with the wisdom of Pierre Trudeau:
It's nt d Nd of d wrld, bt u cn C it frm der*
PO, and shine on like the moon and the stars and the sun,
ps: Savvios Family Restaurant in Oliver (right on Hwy), highly recommended, Greek/Italian.
* ”It's not the end of the world, but you can see it from there.”