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Discussion: That stream looks sooo inviting!!!

in: Bash; Bash > 2017-07-30

Aug 1, 2017 5:03 PM # 
FB:
Just walked less than 0.5 km of baking asphalt from lunch diner and can think of nothing more desirable than sitting in that creek (with a bev)
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Aug 1, 2017 5:10 PM # 
Bash:
I was thinking I should meet you on the rail trail later but it seems like a nice day for shade. :)

A bev would have made it *much* better but we still had about 2K to run back to the car. We were soaking wet from head to toe when we ran into Martin Rydlo; some explanation was required.
Aug 1, 2017 5:43 PM # 
FB:
I'm trying to decide on what time to leave based on cooling temps later in day and risk of darkness (I didn't bring lights)
Probably just bite the bullet and leave at 5:00 and not push it :(
... the water I see on my route is not nearly as appealing as your stream. Aside from Etobicoke Creek (which is not at all appealing in summer) it's mostly swamps and ditch water.

If you change your mind I'll be hitting the Rail Trail and Kennedy at about 6:15 :-)
Too bad I was late today so I parked at the Gore and won't be riding all the way to 50.
Aug 1, 2017 5:49 PM # 
Bash:
I won't make it out today but I'd like to meet up with you again some time. I think the Humber River near Palgrave might have a decent place to cool down but it's a long way below the trail and you'd get hot again when you climbed back up!
Aug 1, 2017 6:05 PM # 
Bash:
Btw I just got a text saying there could be strong thunderstorms later today. If you get caught, feel free to text for a pickup!
Aug 2, 2017 1:02 PM # 
FB:
I got pretty lucky dodging storms. Got a little wet and had some moderate winds, but managed to get between the main storm cells.
... was looking pretty ominous a few times. Not as much fun 'storm riding' without a team. Feel like a 'weirdo' riding along in the rain by yourself, laughing.
Aug 2, 2017 2:30 PM # 
Bash:
There were big differences locally. We had lightning, torrential rain and brief gnarly winds but our CSA farm 8 km away was also hit by large hail that damaged their crops, and they had major flooding around their fields. Glad you found a safe way through!

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