Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore of Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

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Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore of Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by Rolf » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:31 pm

Instead of working tonight, I've been playing with maps. (Thanks, Ron. :evil:)

Here's an idea for some fun, new stuff on Sunday. I'm only home for part of the weekend, so I'll leave Fort & Richmond at 6 a.m. to do the more boring Goose/Highland/Westoby/Millstream Lake approach in the wet darkness. The light should then come up just as I get thoroughly lost on some new bits of trail, before hopefully having a nice zoom down Corey, SMR, Bellamy etc.

It's early and potentially dumb; so someone else should organize a saner, regular Sunday gravel ride. I'm quite content solo—but do come along if you enjoy exploration, easy pace, and breakfast before 10.

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p.s. if anyone has experience along the Mitchell Lake doubletrack and the full Hazlitt Creek trail east of Lone Tree Hill, please share...
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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by Dolly » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:25 am

6:00 am on a Sunday???

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by Alan » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:54 am

I'm in to working on that program....

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by Rolf » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:05 am

Sorry, Dolly! But it's the consequence of having only 20 waking hours at home this weekend.

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by JTyre » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:27 am

Rolf wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:31 pm
It's early and potentially dumb.
Not "potentially dumb", dumb!

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Unless I text you otherwise, I'll be there at 6. (I know Garth has done the Hazlitt Creek trail, and I recall him saying that it was challenging. Let's do it.)

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by schouten » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:44 am

You guys are all bastards!!!!! New trails when I can't ride...

Somebody else join the ride. Those three should not be left up to their own devices:

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by Alan » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:26 pm

Uh-oh, we forgot to tell Ron about the censor monkeys....
Ron, this is a smut-free zone, so when you hear the screeching of flying monkeys, the Wicked Witch of Vic West is about to censor you....

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by JTyre » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:30 pm

Don't worry, Martin. We’ll work hard to keep the bearded one in line.
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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by mashby » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:50 pm

JTyre wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:30 pm
Don't worry, Martin. We rarely dry hump one another in our TripleShot gear.
Naturally, you take it off first.

I'm in if I can be home by 10!

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by LouiseF » Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:20 pm

Martin, Martin, Martin? Martin!!

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by rduncan » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:30 pm

Fort and Richmond at 6?

And no lollygagging on the ride right?
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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by Rolf » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:46 pm

We all enjoy and seek out flow. But this ride may feature the intentional selection of pointless routes. Strictly rational decision-making may end up sacrificed at the altar of exploration.

So if you’re asking about lollygagging, Rob, this may not be the ride for you. :P But you’re always welcome.

Mashby: I’m counting on breakfast by 10 at the latest.

Garth: re JT’s comment, I think your G(arth)PS system has taken you to this stretch of Hazlitt Creek before; but weren’t you on foot?

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by JTyre » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:02 pm

rduncan wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:30 pm
And no lollygagging on the ride right?
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Rob: personally, I'm more interested these days in new discoveries than blasts from the past. But then again, I'm not training for an epic ride like you. :D

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by Dolly » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:53 pm

I may join you for this adventure, even though it’s way too early and you guys are all scary.

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by rduncan » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:44 pm

JT,

You know I’m pretty darn accepting. If I wanted to hammer there’s plenty of options. I like riding with y’all.

I just have a preference for pushing harder and want to express that. (In case its not already painFUNly clear)
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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by JTyre » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:36 pm

rduncan wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:44 pm
JT, You know I’m pretty darn accepting.
Yes, I surely know that, and you'll know too that I also enjoy pushing hard. But when a fella takes the time to scout out and post a new route, with a stated pace and breakfast time, I roll with it.

That said, knowing Rolf, he'll gas it at the start and peter-out at the end. Come out Sunday, Rob, and prove me wrong.

Nite, nite - JT

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore to Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by GarthC » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:52 pm

Rolf wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:46 pm
Garth: re JT’s comment, I think your G(arth)PS system has taken you to this stretch of Hazlitt Creek before; but weren’t you on foot?
Hey Rolf,
I’ve run and ridden the Hazlett Cr trails. The route you’ve plotted out through that area is 90% doable on a cx bike (there are a few sections that’ll be a hike a bike...but it’s not a cx ride unless you have to carry your bike!).

Looks like a fun route!! 🙂

Garth

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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore of Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by benmoore » Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:27 pm

Alas, I’ve been single-parenting since Thursday with no end in sight, so I’ll have to settle for a ride on the trainer in nowhereland tomorrow. Sorry to be missing this. Have fun!


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Re: Sunday, Nov. 17 - Early Explore of Mitchell Lake and Hazlitt Creek

Post by JTyre » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:40 pm

The perfect route and company, Rolf - with no puddle left unturned. In fact, Jill's still cleaning up ...

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