Tag Archives: group rides

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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Sunday Morning Cycling

While unable to make yesterday’s early morning ride, I somehow found the energy to struggle out of bed this morning. I suppose I have my cat to thank for that.  He pestered me for breakfast for more than half an … Continue reading

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And The Bikes Roll On

The club had rides on Canada day, but I opted out.  The weather forecast called for rain and my body called for rest. I did make it out on Saturday and was surprised at how many people made it out … Continue reading

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Survival of the Less Fit

It was a tough day on the bike today. The first 40kms went okay, but the last 45 were particularly hard.  I could make excuses like a stronger head wind, but the truth is…my fitness level has suffered over the … Continue reading

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Have Card Will Cycle

My membership card to my cycling club came in the mail today. I am now licensed to cycle. Actually, what it means is that I am covered by insurance and I have properly contributed to the operating of the club. … Continue reading

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