“Just outside my window I hear the late September dogs
And I understand their warning I understand their song….” — Melissa Etheridge, Late September Dogs.
On an absolutely gorgeous late September morning, this past Saturday Sept. 30th, our Leader, Mike Labelle, and his Tail rider, Marcel Gascon led the group of us on a great WNATV Club ride known as, “Baie Jeanne”, sponsored by our friends at Savage Ford.
There were 9 quad ATVs and 1 side by side along with 11 of our Club Members. This is a great turn out for Club, and is indicative of the growth we are once again experiencing this year. (We even had a new member sign-up at the ride!)
The riders left River Valley, from the Church parking lot at around 9:30 a.m. The weather was sunny and cool. A perfect day for the ATV ride. We traveled North to our lunch destination of Baie Jeanne, stopping for breaks, and to take pictures of the great scenery in this lake-filled area.
Along the way we also met up with several other ATV groups, who were also enjoying the great outdoors on this perfect fall day. They too were going to the same destination as our Club riders.
The trail was mostly bush and gravel roads, and the bikes all performed well, without any major difficulties.
Following lunch at South Iron Lake, we journeyed back by bush roads, along several more clear Northern Ontario lakes. Just as a sample, we saw Clem Lake, Temagami Lake, Lac a Brochets, Sinton Lake, South Iron Lake, and Lac Desjardins to name a few.
And what a view! Colours in the trees were mixed from still green, to yellow, brown, orange, and red that was sometimes as dark as wine!
A great time was had by all, and we enjoyed chit-chatting and sharing stories with each other.
All arrived safely back in River Valley around 3:30 p.m.
Looking forward to the next ride already!