Slowing Down

Going slow takes effort for me.  By this statement I am not claiming to be the fastest gentleman on a bike, I am far from it.  But when I am out for a ride, I find it hard to go slow.

In an effort to taper after a long season of slugging it out on the pavement, Kelly, Penny and I headed to the epee-center of earthy slowest this side of the water; Pemberton for the annual Slow Food Ride.

Basically the jest of ride is the local farmers, brewers and artisans all set up little booths along the Pemberton Valley and you can ride from the center of town all the way to the end and back, sampling their goods.

The information before the ride noted that you should bring at least $30.00 and if you really want to sample the items, bring somewhere closer to $50.00.

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The trusty Steed Beer Bike/Phil's car was borrowed for the day.  Had her up to 32 km/h... but the speed wobbles ended the race.

The trusty Steed Beer Bike/Phil’s car was borrowed for the day. Had her up to 32 km/h… but the speed wobbles ended the race.

Java is a must on any trip, and better yet grab some to go.  Mmmmmmmm Coffee!

Java is a must on any trip, and better yet grab some to go. Mmmmmmmm Coffee!

The remainder of the goods that I purchased.  If I hadn't eaten everything I bought I would have had to had a trailer attached to the bike

The remainder of the goods that I purchased. If I hadn’t eaten everything I bought I would have had to had a trailer attached to the bike

Easily the highlight of the trip was the burger and beverage from Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef... organic beef!  Get here early as they tend to run out.

Easily the highlight of the trip was the burger and beverage from Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef… organic beef! Get here early as they tend to run out.

While the weather wasn’t as sunny as the website illustrates, there were plenty of people out and everyone seemed to have a great time.  I would recommend that you get there early due to the vendors can run out.  As the popularity increases that is surely to happen more and more.

Head on over to the website and plan for this event next year.

http://www.slowfoodcyclesunday.com/

Cheers!

 

Dan