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Cyclists take part in the Southern Lakes Gran Fondo on June 3. The race began in Tagish, circling clockwise through Mount Lorne and Marsh Lake before the finish. This year's event featured more than 50 racers and more than half the field competed in the solo division.
 After returning to Whitehorse from a quick vacation in Calgary to see family, I was immediately thrown into the world of cycling. Less than 12 hours after I stepped off the plane, I was sitting in a saddle at the start of my first-ever road bike race.
The Southern Lakes Gran Fondo takes place on a beautiful course, looping through small communities along the way.
I’d opted to do the first half of the race solo and then hop into the car and rush ahead to try and capture some shots for the newspaper.

 

Cyclists take part in the Southern Lakes Gran Fondo on June 3. The race began in Tagish, circling clockwise through Mount Lorne and Marsh Lake before the finish. This year's event featured more than 50 racers and more than half the field competed in the solo division.

Ironman-in-training Val Girard battles a headwind near Marsh Lake during the Southern Lakes Gran Fondo on June 3. 

 

Cyclists take part in the Southern Lakes Gran Fondo on June 3. The race began in Tagish, circling clockwise through Mount Lorne and Marsh Lake before the finish. This year's event featured more than 50 racers and more than half the field competed in the solo division.

Cyclists take part in the Southern Lakes Gran Fondo on June 3. The race began in Tagish, circling clockwise through Mount Lorne and Marsh Lake before the finish. This year’s event featured more than 50 racers and more than half the field competed in the solo division.

Cyclists take part in the Southern Lakes Gran Fondo on June 3. The race began in Tagish, circling clockwise through Mount Lorne and Marsh Lake before the finish. This year's event featured more than 50 racers and more than half the field competed in the solo division.

Mike Setterington and Ali Morham work together during the Southern Lakes Gran Fondo on June 3. 

 

Cyclists take part in the Southern Lakes Gran Fondo on June 3. The race began in Tagish, circling clockwise through Mount Lorne and Marsh Lake before the finish. This year's event featured more than 50 racers and more than half the field competed in the solo division.

Veronica Porter pedals downhill.

 

Cyclists take part in the Southern Lakes Gran Fondo on June 3. The race began in Tagish, circling clockwise through Mount Lorne and Marsh Lake before the finish. This year's event featured more than 50 racers and more than half the field competed in the solo division.

Volunteers greet cyclists at the finish of the Southern Lakes Gran Fondo.

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And the fun continued at the Roller Derby event later in the evening. Loud music and dehydration-induced headaches go very well together. (I should have hydrated.) But roller derby is always so much fun, so I couldn’t resist.

Yukon Roller Girls fall to Fairbanks in Klondike Gold Krush

Baddie Banks pushes her way past Booty Droph3r during the Klondike Gold Krush at Mount McIntyre on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Baddie Banks pushes her way past Booty Droph3r during the Klondike Gold Krush at Mount McIntyre on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Bonanza Babe takes a hit from Awesome Sauce during the Klondike Gold Krush at Mount McIntyre on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Bonanza Babe takes a hit from Awesome Sauce during the Klondike Gold Krush at Mount McIntyre on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Mini Fridge skates a lap as lead jammer during the Klondike Gold Krush at Mount McIntyre on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Mini Fridge skates a lap as lead jammer during the Klondike Gold Krush at Mount McIntyre on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

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Martha Blackout takes a hit from Booty Droph3r that sends her backwards during the Klondike Gold Krush at Mount McIntyre on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Martha Blackout takes a hit from Booty Droph3r that sends her backwards during the Klondike Gold Krush at Mount McIntyre on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Honey Badger pushes her way through the pack during the Klondike Gold Krush at Mount McIntyre on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Honey Badger pushes her way through the pack during the Klondike Gold Krush at Mount McIntyre on Saturday, June 3, 2017.

 

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