Friday August 29 – Final Day of Golf Camp

Parents were invited to come an hour early for pickup today so they could see their children putt and chip and to have a buffet lunch.  Owen enjoyed his week at golf camp.  He was especially excited that lunches were included.  It was a beautiful day to be out on the course.  Blue skies with pretty clouds and a comfortable temperature and humidity.

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Here Owen shows  me his swing.

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I thought it was clever the way the golf bag had backpack straps to make it easier for the children to carry them.

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Owen enjoying his last lunch at camp.

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I ordered a seat post rack for my road bike so I could carry a small bag with me on the bike instead of on my back.  When I tried to ride with it though, I found that the fitting on the seat post hit my legs as I pedaled.  I went to Cyclepath this evening to exchange the rack and bag for a handlebar bag.  Nick at Cyclepath recommended against using a handlebar bag because of the way my cables are situated and because it makes handling harder.  He found an alternative rack and has ordered that for me.  I hope it will work.  It means I have to ride with a backpack for a few more days, but it is cheaper than the one I just returned.

I had packed a salad for dinner since I was going to the Brampton Critical Mass ride after Cyclepath.  When I grabbed it from the car I couldn’t find my fork.  Since it wasn’t finger food I headed over to Subway where I bought a chocolate milk and asked for a fork.  They gave me an odd look, but provided me with one anyway.  I ate my dinner in the alley between Cyclepath and Beaux Arts Brampton which has been fixed up nicely with tables for playing checkers or chess and paintings on the buildings.

Critical Mass rides are cycling events generally held on the last Friday of every month.  Cyclists meet and travel as a group through the city on bikes.  It orginated in San Francisco in 1992 and is held in hundreds of cities around the world.  Critical Mass has been described as a “monthly protest by cyclists reclaiming the streets”.  Brampton’s began in January of this year.  I have been out to two rides.  Each had only eight riders including me which unfortunately isn’t enough to bring attention to the needs of cyclists in Brampton.  However, I have made some new friends and hopefully the movement will grow over time and result in the City improving cycling facilities. 

Tonight we met at Gage Park and rode our bikes to Chinguacousy Park and back.

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About Lisa Stokes

I am a stay-at-home mother of four whose hobbies include photography, quilting and cycling. I have recently started to advocate for better cycling infrastructure in my community. I am photographer and librarian at the Brampton Quilters' Guild. I build and maintain a community ice rink in my local park.
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