Category Archives: Saturday morning

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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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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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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Morning Ride with a Tumble

I got up for my Saturday ride today and felt pretty good. When I arrived at the meeting point, I could see that there was a pretty big turnout.  I was even greeted by Terrence, who I hadn’t seen in … 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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