Soggy Spring Errandonnee

What is the Errandonnee, you ask? It’s a challenge organized by MG of the blog Chasing Mailboxes and can be summarized as follows:

Errandonnee: Complete 12 errands in 12′ish days and ride a total of 30 miles by bike between March 7-19, 2014.

I’m a bit late getting started on this because I wasn’t feeling the love for running errands. I do lots of them anyway, but they’re often boring – not necessarily good blog material. But today, I decided that I’ll give it a try as long as I can find something at least moderately interesting about the errand.

Today’s errand was a trip to Earth’s General Store to pick up some household items. Entire bottles of shampoo have been going missing in our house lately, and though the children are the prime suspects I haven’t yet been able to prove anything. An elaborate sting operation may be required to get to the bottom of it. Maybe something like an exploding dye-pack.

Today’s errand coincided with my annual spring-thaw bike-splash photo session. The snow is melting fast giving lots of chances to splash through massive puddles while cycling. It’s good, clean (sort of) fun. On general principle I rode through the middle of most puddles for maximum effect. It turns out that none of the ponds were actually bottomless, nor was Nessie anywhere to be seen.

The first puddle to be forded - cutting through the alley on the way to EGS.

The first puddle to be forded – cutting through the alley on the way to EGS.

Heading into Mill Creek ravine.

Heading into Mill Creek ravine.

Bike Splash!

Bike Splash!

Soggy Spring Errandonnee

Soggy Spring Errandonnee

My old nemesis - the LRT trail puddle. This one looked a bit nasty so I rode along the edge.

My old nemesis – the LRT trail puddle. This one looked a bit nasty so I rode along the edge.

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8 thoughts on “Soggy Spring Errandonnee

  1. Clearly you positioned your camera….safely to get that spring puddle road spray shot. Enjoy coming spring. May we all get the melt slowly and no more big floods.

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    • The camera is waterproof and I like to make it earn its keep occasionally. It melted pretty quickly up here, but apart from a little water running in under my garage door I seem to have escaped unscathed.

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  3. You have something called a Forward Deflector Shield. Very impressive. Can you give commands like CPT Kirk – something like, “More power to the forward deflector shield!”?

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    • I wish I could increase the deflecting power of the forward shield – it doesn’t work nearly as well as a good front fender. Unfortunately, the fork clearance is too narrow for both a fender and my studded winter tire.

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