Category Archives: Newmarket Eagles

This Ride Had It All

I hadn’t done a Sunday ride with the Newmarket Eagles in quite a while–certainly not this year. When I first started with them, I always did the Sunday ride.  Somewhere along the way, I switched to the Saturday ride and … Continue reading

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Getting Stronger and Faster

I nervously checked the weather report before I went to sleep. I checked it again when I got up to feed the cat.  I checked it half an hour later when I actually got up.  I think I was trying … Continue reading

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Where Are We Going?

My cycling club does an admirable job of maintaining their website. They even send out quite a bit of email about upcoming events.  I don’t always pay attention to it all, but I did note that something special was going … Continue reading

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Disinterested Ride

73kms 849m of elevation I hadn’t been on the bike in two weeks. Had this been late in the season and had I already had lots of kilometres in, it probably wouldn’t have mattered.  As it is relatively early in … Continue reading

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Feeling Stronger

The weather is getting better and I woke up looking forward to today’s bike ride. This surprised me quite a bit.  I had worked quite a bit more than usual this week and I definitely felt it on Friday–I didn’t … Continue reading

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On a Cold Saturday Morning

68.99 km Elev Gain 603 m Time 3h 9m I am not sure a cyclist planning on an early Saturday morning ride should look at the weather forecast. I mean, when I saw that it was going to be 3 … Continue reading

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The Card Has Arrived

Today’s Perfect Moment was an easy one because it felt so good to open that envelope.  My membership card for my cycling club finally came in the mail today.  That alone is reason to celebrate.  Couple that with a vast … Continue reading

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A Picture of the Bell

In my rush to get my post about the bell out, I forgot to put a picture of the thing on the bike.  Seeing it in the package probably isn’t good enough.  I am generally happy with it.  I won’t really … 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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One Last Gasp

On Friday, one of my students asked me if winter was truly over. Before I could answer, she started making declarations like; “It’s Spring.”  “Winter is done.”  I wasn’t in the best of moods and though not as grouchy as … Continue reading

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