Lots on this past weekend — graduation, new mountain bike race, speedway racing, logger sports bootcamp — but summer was heralded in by a strong & lingering rainbow (sometimes showing double) on Friday evening. Surely a very good omen!

Merritt Crown mountain bike race. There’s new royalty in town, pictured above with Mayor Brown. The new King is Dave Cleveland from Penticton, finishing in 8hrs-50 mins (almost 3 hrs off the previous record held by Lennard Pretorius & James Oborne). The fastest female & Queen is Anne St Claire of Colorado, at 11hrs-34 mins. — narrowly beating Amanda Racher of Salmon Arm by only 3 minutes…

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