Category Archives: group rides

Cyclists Spotted

Despite being December, the day was absolutely gorgeous. The sun was shining and the snow was melting.  The birds weren’t singing because they had long ago migrated to warmer climates.  It wasn’t balmy, but it was warmer than it had … Continue reading

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Stand Up for Yourself!

As I type this the weekend is all but officially over. I should be asleep, or at least heavily into sleep preparation.  Instead, I am at this keyboard trying to pound out a few words before the reality of Monday … Continue reading

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A Cool September Group Ride

88kms with a 708m gain in elevation With cooler outdoor temperatures, sleeping was great. I really don’t know how I managed to drag myself out from under the blankets to get out and ride a bike this morning.  However, I … Continue reading

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Ian’s Last Ride

Distance  75.10 km                                            Elevation Gain   690 m My last ride of August started out as most of them do. I left a little later than planned (like always), I was fuelled up with a pretty basic breakfast and the cool-ish temperature … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of a Saturday Cyclist

When I woke up this morning, I checked the weather forecast on my phone. This is something I rarely do because regardless of whether it is hot or cold, the thermostats in both the bus I take to work and … Continue reading

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Back on the Bike

So, cleat changed, body still suffering from a bit of a cold, and rusty from 16 days off the bike, I headed out to a special group ride. This Monday was a civic holiday.  Where I live it is Simcoe … Continue reading

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Oooops of a Saturday

Whenever I go out on a Friday night, I know that I am decreasing the likelihood that I will make Saturday’s group ride. Either I will get home too late and be too tired to wake up, or I will … Continue reading

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A Saturday Morning with No Bike Ride

Usually at this time of day on a Saturday, I am enjoying my post ride drink and mentally preparing to regale you with tales of the ride. Sadly this is not the case today.  Sadly too, I cannot put the … Continue reading

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Riding with the B Group

On Friday, the topic of bucket lists came up. After some discussion and some correction, they asked me about mine and I explained that I don’t really have a lengthy bucket list, bur rather a lot of smaller interim goals.   … Continue reading

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Riding With the President

At some point in the ride, after making a turn onto a north/south road, the club President had some words for us. This group is rather rag tag. We’re not playing follow the leader.  We’re supposed to have a social … Continue reading

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