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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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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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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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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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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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The Difference a Week Makes

In stark contrast to last week’s chilly ride, by the time I got to the meeting place at 8:20, I and the rest of the Eagles were sweating. None of the potential C riders I knew were there, so I … Continue reading

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A Good Ride Despite the Flat

Distance 73.42 km Elevation Gain 674 m Time 3h 50m**   (including pep talks and tube changes)   Finally, today I felt strong on the bike. I had been having trouble not having energy when out for rides.  I was … Continue reading

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