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