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Clements also had good things to say about the course.
“You never had a chance to relax, you were either riding up
something technical or down something technical,” she said. “For this one you
had to be on your game, it was actually a lot harder than you’d think. To be
able to put together this kind of course in your backyard, in Lost Lake, is
Clements wished there were more racers on course, as she
finished the last two laps by herself.
“It was actually a bit boring sometimes, it was me by myself
with a few tourists on the course. You almost wish you had someone to ride
with, but the time went by pretty fast,” she said.
Mike Charuk and Fanny Paquette won the open-mixed team
category, with times of 2:01:09 and 2:29:00 respectively. Craig Hamilton also
raced with his daughter Kerry-Anne Hamilton, finishing together in 3:18:25.
In the combined age categories, 80 to 99, Keith Ray and Eric
Crowe finished in a combined time of 3:49:13, followed closely by Bob Allison
and Keith Reid in 3:49:45, and Dave Smith and Brent Murdoch in 5:07:53.
In the male 100-plus, Todd Allison and Rick Reid finished in
Jesse Melamed and Mac Brunniy won the junior category with
times of 2:03:39 and 2:47:16 respectively.
While the third annual Ken Quon Ride On had a solid turnout in
the Re/Max Corrid Cup Challenge, organizers were disappointed by the turnout
for the recreational race.
The event is a fundraiser for the Ken Quon Memorial Fund,
commemorating local mountain biker Ken Quon, who died of an undiagnosed heart
condition while guiding a Wild Willies group in 2005. To remember Quon, his
fellow guides created the foundation to help purchase emergency health care
equipment that could help others.
The first two Ride On races purchased three Welch Allyn Propaq
Encore patient monitors for Whistler’s ambulance fleet. The monitors are
portable diagnostic machines that can be used to quickly check vital signs on
patients as they are transported from the bush to the ambulance to the
The goal of this year’s race was to purchase monitors for
Pemberton’s ambulance fleet.
Money was raised from entry fees, draw prizes and a silent auction held at the post-race barbecue. For more information visit www.kenquonrideon.com.