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Hey Eastern Canada. Here in Sault Ste. Marie, we have snow, and a little festival called Bon Soo. I took some pictures. I went for a ski. I raced my bicycle (more on that below). I did not jump into the St. Mary's River.



Snow carving


Bum Slides


Horses


Dogs


Snow Spike Volleyball - for when the sand is not available


Lantern Ski - They had a 4km trail lined with little lanterns, and Mr. Bon Soo was towed around the trail as everybody skied.


The Polar Bear swim was a very popular event


River is all frozen over, so they cut a little dipping spot


Oh, and I did say something about a bike race. Yeah. Pulled my bike out for the first time in a while. A local shop (Velorution) organized a little bitty bike race. Super short course (~40 seconds long), close to 10 participants, and knobby tires.

The format was - race 30 minutes, or until you get lapped. First, a qualifying lap. Then contestants were sorted into two categories. Those with a less hot qualifying lap were given an extra lap cushion.

So basically, whipping around a mini course, flat out, for as long as you can handle. Simple enough, and I really enjoyed it. It was a perfect opportunity to get on my bike for the first time this year.

I was able to hang on for about 27 minutes before I got lapped by the leader. And though I came close, I did not crash.

After the race, we headed to a local bar for eats, drinks, and awards. Since the race winner failed the drug test (aka works for the shop running the event) my second place (really third) finish earned me a sweet gift certificate. Good deal!

I'm gonna need a Rocky Balboa training montage sometime before the bigger races get started.



 

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Nice check-in, Ryan. Congrats on the second.

You in school this summer, or up there til September?
 

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Biggie said:
Nice check-in, Ryan. Congrats on the second.

You in school this summer, or up there til September?
I'm here 'till the end of April. I then have 4 months to ride my bike around Southern Ontario before I go back to school in September and try to wrap that up by May 2012.
 

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I'll be there for the OCAA basketball championships - men's basketball in the third week of March... Let's catch up for a coffee...
 

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osokolo said:
I'll be there for the OCAA basketball championships - men's basketball in the third week of March... Let's catch up for a coffee...
Just give me a shout. I'll be around.
 

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Those bum slides look awesome. I'd probably be at that all day! :)
 

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BCD, the last shot is really exciting. That's an incredible amount of lean on ice!
 

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Near north said:
Was there a pugsly event?
Mike would be sorry he went on that cruise! Well maybe not..........
I may stud my current pair of endomorphs when the time comes to replace them.
But nothing as aggresive as what above guys are doing, those tires will likely break up PDQ.
I'm thinking more like this...
 

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I made a set of the ones with machine screws and bolts a couple years ago but with quite a few more screws than the fat tire pic.
It's VERY time consuming but they work well and it's a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a set.
 
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