We have been experiencing unbelievably stellar weather!!! WOW, what a great weekend to be outside and no, I don't mean raking leaves.
Saturday was spent on the Trek!! Who knew that our weather would allow me to be able to cycle from the beginning of March right through to the middle of November. I even had bike shorts on!! We cycled from the Kanata Town Centre along the bike paths to Britannia Beach. It is about a nice 45 minute easy cycle along the pathways through scenic woodland to the Ottawa River. We cycled in behind the National Capital Equestrian Centre and noticed a lot of activity going on, since we were just cruising we biked over to see what was going on....It was one of Eastern Ontario's cyclocross Ride with Rendall Hammer and Anvil Events, a two day event. How freaking exciting to finally get to see a CX in action! Wow, you guys who ride CX are awesome!
Sunday was another great day and I did something I've never, ever done in my life. I went orienteering! The Ottawa Orienteering Club was holding and event in the Gatineau's at the Mackenzie King Estates. What an absolute riot!
I met with friends Treena and Vlad and headed over to Quebec. The OOC had already set up and were getting individuals and teams on their way.
(the following is copied from the OCC, written by Rich Wendling).
OMG, we were over hill, through dale and even beaver ponds, at one point we were faced with a huge ravine that we climbed (slid) down, forged the stream and climbed up the other side, then ran a couple of km or so to the finish line!! It was just such a rush! We ended up 8th in our division with a time of one hour and 18 minutes, if Treena hadn't been pulling me along, I'm certain she would have been in the top three or four! Hot apple cider, power bars, cookies and apples were waiting for us at the finish line...what a great time.
Once we tidied up a little we headed into Chelsea to a sweet little restaurant called Le Resto, it has a fabulous ambiance, even better food and they didn't seem to mind that we were a tad filthy.
All in all, I'd rate this past weekend a definite 10!!
Life's fun if you don't weaken,