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    Bon Soo - Celebrate Snow

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie
    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 put my money on the girl in the middle...

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    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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    Seeing a picture of Jan Roubal givin'er on a MTB just made my day.

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    Those bum slides look awesome. I'd probably be at that all day!
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Along the same vein, Gravenhurst Winter Carnival Feb 25-27 has a small ice race course set up in the bay..


    Appropriate tire...

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    https://get.google.com/albumarchive/...127?source=pwa

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    BCD, the last shot is really exciting. That's an incredible amount of lean on ice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    BCD, the last shot is really exciting. That's an incredible amount of lean on ice!
    Yes Mat can really fly, as well as having great skills! Not my pics btw.
    https://get.google.com/albumarchive/...127?source=pwa

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    Was there a pugsly event?
    Mike would be sorry he went on that cruise! Well maybe not..........

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    those are some lethal tires...

    homemade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by k1lluaA
    those are some lethal tires...
    homemade?
    Yes, the guys are making them themselves. Some more pics....again, not mine,



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    Quote Originally Posted by Near north
    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...
    https://get.google.com/albumarchive/...127?source=pwa

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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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