In 2016, I rode the Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant. The event introduced me to some of the roads of the region. I liked them so much, that I made sure to get out to explore a bit before I had to head home the day after the big ride. But I wanted more. This year, when I knew I’d be returning to the Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant with my colleague Dan Walker (who had done the ride two years ago), we made sure to schedule some more time for riding afterwards.
I wish I could ride a bike as hard as Geoffroy Dussault, but I don’t think his company, Garneau, would appreciate that. “I was the kind of guy who broke a few bicycles when I was racing,” said the Garneau project manager. “I have a tendency to push a little too hard on a bicycle. If it passes the Geoffroy test, that’s a big one.” The Geoffroy test for the Garneau Gennix D1 included 8,000 km in Quebec, plus 4,000 more in Europe as Dussault took on the Transcontinental Race this past summer.
On a Monday morning in late January, as the sun was burning up the frost around Will and Shoshauna Routley’s farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Will loaded their truck with a couple of kegs and a keg fridge. During the previous five months, they had been building their new business, which culminated in that day. Will was heading out to deliver some Healthy Hooch kombucha. “It’s a full ma-and-pa operation. We both called this past season our last.
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