Rogues tackle heat at Penticton GranFondoPosted by Rob DeMone
A crew from the Semiahmoo Pentinsula donned the Blue, Green and Gold for the second Penticton GranFondo this past weekend.
While we were enjoying taper and 90 miles over two days, these lot braved big heat of the South Okanagan, and the challenging route for the Valley First GranFondo Axel Merckx Okanagan-Penticon.
For the STP crew, we finished off our training with 60 miles Saturday, and 30 miles Sunday. Sunday was a blast – we started at 8 a.m. and hooked up with a bunch of Rogues out for their Sunday ride. Jim Millington, Pete Schrauwen, Pete Lesyk (I thought he’d sold his bike!), Layne Stanyer, Taryn Boivin, Kelly Rowson – it was relatively crowded on the road compared to the sparse numbers we’re used to.
We broke off after 20 miles, they were bound for a 60-mile ride, and though we felt great, discretion won out, and we headed for home.
We’ve only got a 20-mile ride mid-week before heading to Seattle for Saturday’s STP.
Anxious? Who? Me…?