After a hard 200km road ride on Saturday, I decided to wind down with a Captain Porky’s Run on Sunday, April 22.
This particular run was special for a few reasons. First, it gave me a chance to introduce a couple of friends to the joys of the Captain Porky’s Run. They had never experienced the trail nor the restaurant, so I was able to introduce them to both.
Secondly, with it being Spring, the river was running a bit high, which meant that several of the road underpasses were flooded. The usual way to handle this is to take a side trail up to the road, then cross over to continue back on the trail. But a couple of the guys in our crew decided to brave the flood waters. And, while I admired their daring, I was also amused when they found the water to be a bit higher than expected. I had never seen a bicycle going in reverse before, or seen someone trying to crawl off a bicycle without touching the graound. That moment made the entire trip worthwhile.
All in all, it was a great day. I managed to squeeze in a few extra off-road recovery miles. I was able to share this the magic of this trail and restaurant with some good friends. And I managed to enjoy a little urban adventure and laughter, all wrapped into one package.”