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    Canada Day Ride!!

    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 MB 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 been pleasantly surprised riding this trail.

    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 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".

    Awesome!! :rocker:

    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.


    More water


    Some downs




    Some rolls






    A steep rock face into more water








    There's alot of rock here


    And water




    Uphill


    Downhill


    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.
    Good Job kiddo!!


    Now to get him a suspension seatpost.....

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    Looks like it was a great day... but I think you need to get some pontoons at the same time you get the suspension seat for your son.
    Screw the shuttle, I'm riding to the top. You're all worthless and weak!!!

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    And you might need to get him Scotchguarded, he looks like he's taking a lot of water off that back wheel. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill View Post
    And you might need to get him Scotchguarded, he looks like he's taking a lot of water off that back wheel. :-)
    LOL I was wondering about this and I asked him if he was getting water in the face. To which he said no. There is a fender underneath his downtube which is quite wide.

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