"Hi Andre, just heard about the accident on this morning's ride... glad to hear you're back at home and wish you a speedy recovery. Hope to see you for a beer or a ride soon! Take good care until then... Chris"
"Bob, I see you're interested in Goodwood tomorrow. I'll do Goodwood at 8am if you want the extra hour sleep (as I do), but if you want to stick with 7am I'll still try to make it (but don't wait for me!)... Chris"
"hi bruce, yes, had three good rides up there (and a 90 min run that was a big mistake!). did the hurdville-mcdougall route to parry sound that you suggested.. only 60k but very hilly. also did this route which was nice and quiet if heading away from…"
Try hwy 124 to Hurdville rd to McDougall Rd. this will take you to Parry Sound where you can connect to old hwy 69. Old hwy is quite and has wide shoulders all the way.
This route from my place on Horsehoe was around 50 km.
From 69 go south to Rankin lake rd(8km segment) back to old 69 which will put you at Horseshoe lake, where i cottage. You can continue south on 69 to Footes bay(bottom of lake Joseph then connect with hwy 169 to port carling
From here a really scenic segment is Peninsula rd (county rd 632) up to Minett then to Rosseau.
From Rosseau west on 141 has good shoulders from 6 ft to 6 inches.
Check out Tally ho swords rd which connects hwy 141 to 518.
518 has some long gradual hills heading in and out of Parry sound from Tally ho rd.
There is also a route around lake rosseau. Haven't ridden it yet but heard that it is challenging.
Enjoy the riding the weather is looking good for next week. iif you want to call me my cell is 416-723-9356
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