Wednesday, 22 August 2012

The Journey

Our journey began in Bradford, Ontario for our Across The Prairies Tour. First stop: Sault Ste. Marie. Our goal was to be there around dinner time but as it happened we arrived at 3:30am the next day....getting packed took a smidge longer then anticipated.

Monster Muffin's Zombie Dept. truck loaded and ready to go!

Canada is SO beautiful.

The Navigator.
Just outside of Thunder Bay we blew a whole right through the turbo boot....I'm pretty sure that's what it is, Antoine will probably correct me later. But anyways here's a pic of him under the truck on the side of the highway pulling it out for some good old fashion' duct tape repairs!

Fixen' er up.

Duct Tape: will get you over 500km when you need to!

We stopped in EVERY town looking for a replacement part and even came close a couple of times but ended up having to limp it on into Winnipeg....not bad though, over 500km on duct tape! The next morning we rolled into Cummins and the guys there were absolutely fantastic. They phoned up all their contacts and eventually found a guy (on a Saturday) who not only had one but was willing to drive 45min into town to deliver it. I'm telling you, all these guys were the best!

Our Hero's at Cummins, Winnipeg.

We lost a bit of time so we had to rip on through straight to Alberta. Everyone told me how flat the prairies are but it's a totally different feeling when your there to experience it. You can see as far as the horizon in every's crazy but beautiful.

Sooooo flat it goes on forever..........
So now we're here on Alberta. We're meeting up with a few stores and going to vend at a roller derby bout in Red Deer on Saturday. Will post more pictures and stories soon....hopefully no more that include a brake down!

Miss Muffin

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Friday, 10 August 2012

Monster Muffin Tours The Prairies

That's right! We're about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Next week, we're jumping in the truck, loading it full of derby shorts and setting our sails for Alberta.

We were planning our route the other night and I know Canada is big, but when you really start to count the hours and measure the kilometers you reeeeally get an idea as to just how big our country is!
One of many buttons we'll be bringing with us.

So heres the deal, we want to stop and say hi to some super awesome Canadian roller debry teams and derby stores but unless we want to be on the road for a month we have to limit our stops. Now we're driving there and back so there's two opportunities to catch us on the way by, I've outlined a rough schedule below...I say rough becasue you never know what can happen on the if you'd like us to stop by your hometown of derby awesomeness let us know and we'll see what we can do!

Wednesday Aug 15th jump in the truck and go! Landing us in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario for the night.
Thursday Aug 16th make our way to Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Friday Aug 17th scoot on over to Winnipeg, Manitoba
Saturday Aug 18th enjoy the day in Winnipeg and do a little snoopin around
Sunday Aug 19th make our way to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Monday Aug 20th drive on up to Edmonton Alberta!!

Once in Alberta we'll be visiting some teams and of course the wonderful Mezmerize Derby Wear and Bad Girlfriend Skates, two amazing derby stores that carry our derby shorts.

Derby Shorts For Everyone!!!

So there you have it ladies and gents, you now know where and when we'll be. So, if your team is interested in having Monster Muffin set up at a bout or just to stop in and say hi let us know...first come first serve!

Derby Love,
Miss Muffin

PS Our stops for on the way back are yet to be determined so stay tuned!