We had our reunion century today. We could not plan a camping/touring trip due to flights and family but we had a great time.
Myself and two friends rode a 1300km tour 25 years ago and this was our way to celebrate.
All the old bikes worked great. These are not exotic rides just middle ground equipment that was salvaged and refurbished for the ride. We didn't own anything exotic back then so this assortment of Raleigh's and a Norco was very appropriate. My Criterium was fitted with the original panniers it carried back in 82'.
Anyway, here we are in 1982
Here is my dad as we leave from his driveway again. I'm sure he thinks we're nuts.
Group is ready. From California, Alberta and Saskatchewan. My 14yr old son came for his first big ride.
Just like in 82'.
Done and done. 109 km's total and beautiful weather, although it was hot.
This ride was about the people on the old bikes, not the bikes themselves.
Two of the guys actually taped extra bottles to their bikes as I didn't have enough cages for the hot weather.
I am very proud of my son. He did two big climbs and made it back under his own power!