On the ski hills, on the bike trails, and thru life in general

Happy Canada Day, Eh!

Summer seems to have arrived with a vengeance.  High of 31 today so I went for a morning ride to escape the worst of the heat.  I went out for a 100 km road ride yesterday with the EBTC Target the Tour group so I was content to just toodle around town today and take in the various festivities that St Albert was putting on for Canada Day.  I did my usual ride out to Big Lake, which was very quiet (animal wise) in the building heat. Except for the terns on the boardwalk who have a nasty habit of shit-bombing anybody who walks along it. Hope the chicks fledge soon so that they won’t be so protective!

Path around back of the Poole boardwalk. Peaceful and effulgent.

Path around back of the Poole boardwalk. Peaceful and effulgent.

People enjoying the tranquility at the Big Lake viewing platform.

People enjoying the tranquility at the Big Lake viewing platform.

The Poole boardwalk, with terns dive-bombing anybody who crosses their territory.

The Poole boardwalk, with terns dive-bombing anybody who crosses their territory.

A perfect day to kayak on the Sturgeon River.

A perfect day to kayak on the Sturgeon River.

CN train trestle bridge on a hot, quiet day.

CN train trestle bridge on a hot, quiet day.

I arrived back in town just as the St Albert Community Band started playing Oh Canada. Good timing.  There were a few other bands playing in other areas of the park but the sounds didn’t overlap, thank goodness.  Lots of activities and displays for the kids and FREE CAKE!

Bike and cake. Yes, I know I need a new saddle.  I've got a Brooks on order.

Bike and cake. Yes, I know I need a new saddle. I’ve got a Brooks on order.

Kids swarming the army LAV.

Kids swarming the army ATV.

Army helicopter making everyone look up.

Army helicopter making everyone look up.

From Lion’s Park, I pedaled over to the St Albert Grain Elevator Park.  It has 2 rehabbed grain elevators dating from 1906 and 1929, which are open to the public during the summer, and a few historic buildings. More displays and more FREE CAKE!

Old Alberta Wheat Pool elevator, open for tours.

Old Alberta Wheat Pool elevator, open for tours.

Me and more Canada Day cake. Any day with cake is a good day.

Me and more Canada Day cake. Any day with cake is a good day.

Sunny, hot, on my bike and cake. It was a good day. Now for a cold beer.

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