Bikes, Beers and Travel (Part 4)

Dated: February 21 2021

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The Countdown has Started

It's February 20! Do you know where your tire pressure is?

This photo, taken around this time last year just on the outskirts of Guelph along Highway 6 towards Fergus, is representative of that yearly pull to get out on two wheels. While some winters, like this one, are more mild than others, as soon as the sun sits higher, burning and melting snowbanks away, and the days stay brighter, longer, that annual pull to start up the bikes takes hold. I'm ever mindful of the salt and silt remaining on many of our roads and byways here in Wellington County, and I try not to take too many risks riding so early in the season. Not only are the roads in perilous condition, drivers are not readily accepting or aware that 2 wheelers might be out sharing the road too!

This time of year also engages the imagination for me. Where will I ride this year? 2020 was a bit of a wash because mechanical and delayed part delivery issues (related to the pandemic) dramatically reduced my time on the road. Overall, I accomplished less than half the total kilometers traveled in 2019! That year I rode to Blyth, ON and sampled a few excellent examples of exquisite beers at Cowbell Brewery. I love that the Concessions and secondary roads in the region are laid out in gridlike fashion; I'm seldom lost (wherever I go, there I am)!

 

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Carlo De Castris

Residential real estate since 1991.Twenty years on the West Island of Montreal and now in Guelph, South Western Ontario. Having worked in two very different market and business places, I know first ha....

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