Monday, 18 July 2016

Tour de White Rock

After some grey clouds in the morning on Saturday, it turned out to be quite a beautiful afternoon and evening.

After visiting with Al & Colleen in the morning. It is always great to see them......we enjoyed the Tour de White Rock. This community has hosted a great bike race for 37 years. Lots to see and enjoy. A lot of people were in attendance and a few interesting bands were playing afterwards.

This is how we train for the bike race....

 
Some of these guys were like "back markers" and were told to move over when the fast racers were coming up behind them. Guess each lap some of them were eliminated as they were at the back. That's why you see some of them up on the sidewalk and out of the way. We did hear that some of these racers (in the women's race too) were from as far away as Australia. I don't know much about this type of bike racing but we will certainly watch more of it next year. Especially since it occurs about 1/2 block from our place!!



These were the ones racing for all the glory.....

Off Roper and onto Johnston Road.....


Tonight, the band stage was at Five Corners.
It was part of the White Rock "Concert at the Pier" series.
For some reason (probably because they wanted to capitalize on the
crowds up here) it wasn't at the pier....weird, I know!! 
 
Sunday we enjoyed an evening with our great friends, Bob & Danna in New Westminster. Always great hanging around on their deck, overlooking the mighty Fraser River. Even managed to grab a walk down to the park and back......
  






 As always, wine and good conversation were front and centre....
 
That's it for the weekend, boy do they ever fly by fast. And just because none of you have asked for it, here is the grandson update..... 
 
Gus, all decked out trying out the BMX track....
Sheesh, where has the time gone??
Could it be that soon he will be ready for the Tour de White Rock???

Jasper is dreaming of being big enough to be OUT on the track with Gus!!
 
Our beautiful little Rudy is just at that age where he is learning to smile!!
 
Good grief we are lucky.......Have a good week everyone!
 
Peace....
 
Thought for the Day: The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply.
 

8 comments:

  1. Drats and I sold my racing bike. Oh well let the kids have the fun.
    Speaking of kids it looks like all the grands are starting to get to the next level. Great times for grandparents.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  2. Well, now there's a fun filled weekend. White Rock sure is a neat town, we have been sniffing around there for a while now...

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    1. Come on out and visit!! Give us a call.....

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  3. Can't beat a good band after a race. Love kids on bikes.

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    1. Kids and bikes are just meant to be together, aren't they?

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  4. I love how you prepare for a race, just my style.

    By the way that photo of the four of you is excellent. Great selfie.

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    1. Thanks kindly Contessa. Glad things are going well for you and Colin and a very Happy, Belated Anniversary!!

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