'Bent and I parked at Mountainview Road and rode the rail trail to Inglewood to pick up Knobless. Since it was Thanksgiving Monday, and the autumn colours were beautiful, lots of families and pooches were out on the trail. We took McLaughlin to the Grange, then did my first-ever bottom-to-top ride of the Grange hill. Wow, that hill goes on forEVER, and the grade is ridiculously steep in places. The road goes almost straight up the entire Niagara Escarpment. If I could do that a few times every week, I'd become an awesome rider! But since that'll never happen, I was just grateful that I was carrying my Health Card!
We rode trails to Belfountain where we met Gorgeous at the very-crowded-during-autumn-leaf-season Shed Coffee Bar.
As often happens, a young man asked 'Bent a few questions about his bike. His face looked slightly familiar, and he was obviously *very* fit, so I asked his name. It turned out to be elite triathlete Nat Faulkner
who, among other accomplishments was the 2nd Canadian at last year's Ironman World Champs in Hawaii. Because we both train with C3, we know some of the same people. He was super-friendly and stuck around chatting and admiring Knobless' and Gorgeous' dogs for quite awhile.