Category Archives: group rides

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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Premonition or Paranoia

Once again, circumstances prevented me from joining my Saturday morning ride. These were pretty good circumstances, so I really can’t blame anyone. Today’s ride assembled at the usual spot, and as Sunday’s seem to be, only the fast group came … Continue reading

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