Canada Day. A day to enjoy the extended wkd, relish the mid-summer weather and reflect on what our great country has to offer us.
Out here in Manitoba we don't have a whole lot of options for trail rides. There's about a dozen great trail systems but only a few are trail-a-bike friendly.
Ingolf (technically Ontario) would typically NOT be labelled as one of them. This trail is two hours east of Winnipeg, located within the Canadian Shield in the extreme NW Ontario. It is mostly described as wet, rooty, technical, with jagged rock and steep but short ups and downs, but most of all challenging. Many a rider from across Canada have had their butts handed to them on this ride.
So with a club ride schedule for Canada Day, my ex does the unthinkable. She ditches her son for the day to party. Therefor I'm left with a dilemma. Do I bail out and ride a tamer trail or do I throw caution to the wind and tackle this anaerobic adventure in +35C(95F) humid heat pulling 70 pounds worth of kid and trail-a-bike??
Well I ask my son what he thinks and his answer "Let do it".
Getting geared up at the trailhead
Ready for roll-out
Over some railway tracks to get to the trail
Some easy double track along the power lines
Our first water hole. Not good for the hubs but whatever.
A bit of an uphill.
A steep rock face into more water
There's alot of rock here
Chillin by the lake
Was really worried that this trail would be too treacherous for my son but I'm so stoked that he had a great time. After 5 1/2 hours of riding he was still itching to continue.
Good Job kiddo!!
Now to get him a suspension seatpost.....
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