Apparently, this year from H— has spawned a new catchphrase “That’s So 2020” that appropriately describes any bad, weird quirky thing that happens. So, my posts will not longer use “The Current Normal” phrase. Hope you enjoy reading.
October 9, 2020
We had promised ourselves that we would ride our E-bikes, well into the fall, weather permitting. After being home from Jasper for 4 days, we could not wait any longer. On a grey changeable day, with blustery fall winds, we headed out into the country to see what we had missed in the last two weeks. Geared up with gloves, toques and extra layers, we set off. The wind still felt cold and we soon noticed the wind was coming out of the East (the direction we were travelling).
The next thing we noticed was that it felt damp. This was either because my frozen eyelids were causing my eyes to tear up or due to the rain drops hitting us. Hmmm, where did that come from?
Nonetheless, we persevered and rode part of usual route through Beaumont, then South on 241, East on 505 and South on 234 to Highway 625. While only a distance of 13 2/3 miles (22 km), it felt like we were working really hard. I had my power up to 3 (odd for me) and it did not take long for the battery to drop down.
Here we are at the turn around point. It looks a bit less friendly with no sun and no leaves on the trees. Still, a good rural scene. On our return trip, we stopped a few times to humour my photo obsession.
15 miles total ride and we had used up 3/4’s of our battery power. Nest time, we will dress warmer.