Saturday, May 14, 2011

Rainy Day...

What to do on a rainy day?

How about a birthday party for montreal's newest 100 year old?

Ok, but what about the rest of you?

Might we suggest that it is time to fantasize about summer, and riding the hills of Quebec. Some hills are bigger, and steeper than others, and the Charlevoix has the most and the biggest hills that we know of.

Some of these hills are so steep, that we are afraid to even look at them. Yes, it's true! We've done a bunch of Charlevoix hills, but the steepest one is at St-Joseph de la Rive, chemin cote a godin, and it's 20% steep. Once we went to the bottom of and dared not look up. For we knew that we were not yet worthy of such a hill.

We have reached kind of a stalemate with this hill. We knew it was steep, but we knew nothing else, and were afraid to find out more... and double afraid to try the hill and fail, and have to walk up it. (NO!) Yes, we are kind of hoping we get a bike with even lower gears than the Bert, but that plan was going nowhere fast.

But today we lost our fear of this hill and soon, mere weeks from now, we are going to go to this hill.

From where did this inspiration come from?

From watching a youtube video of one of the most improbable descents we've ever seen: a bigwheel descent.You sort of have to see it to believe it, so we suggest you do exactly that.

Click here now to see a descent of Cote a Godin that you'll never want to do yourself, but you are glad to know "can" be done.


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