Category Archives: club

September Morning

I’ve missed a few rides lately. Last weekend the temperature was 4 degrees. The other times coincided with something I either had to do or wanted to do. Keeping that in mind, and knowing that the temperature was changing quite … Continue reading

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Saturday Struggles

I don’t know if this is true for everyone, but I have come to believe it’s true for me.  Some days, you just don’t have it on the bike.  You might have been decent the week before, but on this … Continue reading

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Club Rides in the Covid 19 Era

Of course, on my first official club ride of the season, I was running late.  I don’t know why.  I had actually tried to put a lot of organizational effort into the ride.  I printed up my club membership, and … Continue reading

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Finally

It snowed on Monday afternoon. Realizing that waiting for the weather to get better wasn’t going to get me in shape, I got out on the bike today for the first group ride of the season for me. I have … Continue reading

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Ring-a Ding Ding

One of the interesting things that is required of anyone riding a bike here in Ontario is to have a bell on their bike.  Having had one on the bike in Vietnam, I suppose that need to signal to people … Continue reading

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Joiners and Non Joiners (Catching Up Part two)

A long time ago, one of my neighbours, when talking about her husband and his hobby of running, explained that he joined a running club. She said that it was a little “unusual” because her husband was “not a joiner.”. … Continue reading

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Optimism

  I don’t know whether it is the spring like weather we are finally having, or the encouragement of one of my students., but I am filled with optimism for the cycling season. For the past three years, I have … Continue reading

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Have Card Will Cycle

My membership card to my cycling club came in the mail today. I am now licensed to cycle. Actually, what it means is that I am covered by insurance and I have properly contributed to the operating of the club. … Continue reading

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