The ProGold tour has been on the move since the last post! While in Toronto, Canada, I was able to tour the city by road and mountain bike! I visited over 20 bike shops including one shop, Urbane Outfitters, which is a co-op that has been around 30 years and caters mainly to the ‘fixie’ crowd! Well, ProGold Xtreme Lube came to the rescue. Also, while in Toronto, I was able to take in the sites of the islands and look back over this great northern city.
After hanging around the city, I took a look at the NUE (National Ultra Endurance Series) calendar and map and off I went 7 hours to the Wilderness 101 in Cogburn, PA. It is a great time with well over 500 of your closest friends who have some serious skills for riding mountain bikes. Well, there was no better time to break out the ProGold Xtreme Lube to prove the worth of this stellar lubricant. Check out the ProGold Bikes Facebook page for the lube love stories!!! The best part of the day was just being out with all the riders enjoying the ride, not the race!!!
After the event, ProGold treated all of the riders that wanted it to a free test of the ProGold Bike Wash!! At first, there were plenty of naysayers, but not after they tried the ProGold Bike Wash…they were totally sold on it!! Get some for yourself. You won’t be disappointed, I promise you!
Well, the ProGold tour headed further north into the land of lakes in Canada this past week. One of my interesting stops was in Collingwood, Canada at the Elvis festival which has been going on for the last 17 years and is the largest of its kind in the world. Then it was off to the Three Rock Trail…60KM or 45 Miles of riding outside of Collingwood, where I was treated to or harassed by (it depends on how you look at it) some quality company. I got to ride with the current 40+ Cross County Champion, Alan Kriss; the current 40+ Marathon Champion, Terry Van DenHeuvel; and the current 24 Canadian Champion, Ken Merit. WOW…nothing like letting them try the ProGold Xtreme Lube and learning firsthand their experiences. Their thoughts were all positive except for one remark: “Come on, Bruce, why are we waiting so long for you?” Just sayin’!
Then Terry and I headed up to Buckwallow Trails in Muskoka, Canada. A new ProGold sponsorship was set up with Buckwallow Trails and we rode some great trails. During the meeting with Michael of Buckwallow Trails, we both shared our fondness for Spiderman and talked about trails throughout the states and the great northern country of Canada, EH! This is a very pretty area of the country and some ‘sick’ riding to boot! Pictures will follow later of The Buckwallow/ProGold Sponsorship. As the day finished up, I headed for a little blues in Toronto for the night.
As I tour this great country to the north, I am amazed at the way Canada sets up cycling paths and mountain biking venues throughout this land. Congratulations to the red maple leaf folks of this spectacular region of the world. I think it is awesome, but I am just not sure about the riding year-round. Maybe they can use the ProGold BikeWash/Degreaser to help rinse that snow and salt off of their bikes!
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WOW…being from Georgia where it is so steamy hot in the summer, Canada is a great place to hang in July! . I am in Quebec, Montreal, and Toronto, for the last two weeks. Hmm…no, not a vacation per say.
Let’s start with Quebec. It is an awesome place to go visit and ride around the old city of Quebec and check out the sites, bike paths, and French-speaking Canadians. I saw some of the most amazing views of the mighty Saint Lawrence River. And, I had a great meeting with Andre of Lambert Cycles. I also enjoyed sushi by the river… of course after an awesome road bike adventure with the ProGold Extreme Lube. One coating of this superb lube lasts well over 100 miles. I promise you that it doesn’t get any better!
I swung by Montreal on the way back for a quick stop and mountain bike ride at the Coaticook Gorge Trail. Then it was back in the ProGold Van for a journey to the Durham Forest in Ontario and a stay at the Hawks Nest. I stayed in a cabin from 1812 across the street from the Durham Forest mountain biking trails. I also rode my bike through a ‘posion ivy forest’ in the Ganaraska Forest one hour east of Toronto. This trail, I promise you, is a great trail except for the 4-6 feet high wall of poison ivy on each side of the 12 inch trail. Great Stuff. Once I was back in the parking lot from the poison ivy forest, I washed off with ProGold Bike Wash (just kidding, not really). Then I was off to a meeting with the Durham Mountain Bike Association or DMBA www.durhammountainbiking.ca. They are a 500-strong mountain bike community of Canadians, EH!
The rest of the week was filled with shop stops and meeting with local clubs. This weekend it is the Duke’s Summer Epic 8 Hour Relay at Hardwood Hills Mountain Bike Venue. I can’t wait for this. The ProGold peddlers are away with ProGold Extreme.
The next stop on the quest is downtown Toronto for a few days and a cruise around Lake Ontario. More coming soon!
The Tour D Burg is complete with 300 Miles completed in 6 Days. The likes of Harlan Price, Nick Waite, Sam Koerber, Dickey, Rob Spruce, YT, Drew Scharns, and Daryl Prilliman made this year’s tour one for the books! Thanks to Pro Gold Extreme Chainlube for the no-hassle problems of chain squeak on the 300 Mile Tour. A must bucket list event to get to if you’re a HARD CORE rider (not for the faint of heart FYI!).
After finishing the Tour D Burg, the ProGold quest continued on its trek north to the land of DIRT RAG MAGAZINE. Great to catch up with the ladies and gents of Dirt Rag for the afternoon, followed by a kick-ass mountain bike ride in Dirt Rag’s backyard.
The tour progressed northward with stops made in Buffalo for a jaunt across the mighty Niagara Falls, and into Canada for lunch, by bike of course, with a little of ProLink Lube, added to make the trip peaceful.
As the quest travels further north to Waterbury,VT, dropping off product and attending the Vermont Bike Festival on July 16 s on the agenda.
Check back next week for a recap of Kingdom Trails & the Vermont Bike Festival. Until then, check us out on Facebook at ProGold Bikes and like us!