David Raponi-Monk
  • 64, Male
  • Scarborough
  • Canada
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Latest Activity

David Raponi-Monk commented on Alex Mulholland's blog post BCC Beginners Class at the Veldrome
"I just saw this and am interested but hope that there is still space on the 4th. Fingers crossed"
Oct 17
David Raponi-Monk commented on DY's event 2018 BCC EOS Ride - Belfountain/Caledon/Forks of the Credit
"Sorry that I will miss this, as I will be on Vancouver Island celebrating my retirement (not from cycling though). Have always wanted to explore Belfountain/Caledon/Fork of the Credit, but will be there in spirit. Safe rides all!"
Sep 20
David Raponi-Monk commented on DY's blog post Can't wait for the Season to start! Welcome to the New BCC Members!
"I will echo the sentiments from the previous comments, and cannot believe that this will be my 6th season riding with BCC. The camaraderie and encouragement from other riders keeps me coming back week after week. Over the years I have made some…"
Feb 12
David Raponi-Monk commented on Ivana's event Le Ride - Retracing the 1928 Tour de France
"Thanks Ivana for organizing this. I have seen the trailer and it looks very interesting. There is also a screening of another cycling film coming up on November 30th that may be of interest, MAMIL (Middle-Aged Men in…"
Oct 25, 2017
David Raponi-Monk commented on DY's event 2017 BCC EOS Ride - Belfountain/Caledon/Forks of the Credit
"Sorry to miss this, but I will be riding the Hastings Highlands Hilly Hundred in Bancroft on the 14th. Safe riding everyone!"
Sep 28, 2017

Profile Information

How Did You Hear About the BCC? Who referred you?
Cycle Solutions and seeing the club while riding on Kingston Road
Reasons for Joining the BCC...
get stronger and learn group riding skills, camaraderie
Are you a member of another Club, if so, which one(s)
no
What's your Bike(s)?
2013 Trek Domane
What Style of Riding Do You Love?
Road
2018 Season Goals
Riding a century

Increase power and get stronger (and faster)
Have you READ the BCC RIDER NOTES?
YES

David Raponi-Monk's Blog

Blue Mountain Adventure 2017

Posted on June 13, 2017 at 8:44pm 9 Comments

 

It was a dark and stormy Thursday morning when a van pulled up in front of my house, two guys jumped out, grabbed my bike and luggage and suddenly I was seated in the back seat of the van, my bike on the roof and I was taken to a local coffee shop, the Birchcliff, where we met up with some others with bike mounted on the roof or in the back seat of vehicles. This looked ominous, until I realized it was fellow members of the Beaches Cycling Club and my imagination was…

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H2H - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City Charity Ride

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 11:30am 1 Comment

My stepson Isaac is teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and is taking part in an exciting adventure that started this past Friday.

H2H - Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - is a charity bicycle ride that first took place in 2009. It is organized by volunteers and the funds raised go towards Vietnamese organizations that work with poor and disadvantaged children. 

He'll be part of a team of 20 expat riders who are going to be flying up to Hanoi (Vietnam's capital) and…

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Retro Bike or Modern Bike! How Have Bikes Changed? Great video

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 9:47am 0 Comments

This video is quite interesting, as are all of the GNC cycling videos on YouTube.

See how Daniel Lloyd manages on a classic steel bike from the 80's.

Retro Bike Or Modern Bike? How Have Bikes Changed?: http://youtu.be/ZZbVsrYPOGE

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At 1:17pm on April 17, 2017, Jennifer Schengili said…
Can you please tell me again the name and address of the glasses place. Thanks
At 11:45pm on April 16, 2017, Jennifer Schengili said…
Great to meet and ride with you today. I look forward to next time and thanks for dragging me along. It's a lot tougher to ride in a group at a different pace (faster pace!)
At 4:34am on July 12, 2014, Danielle Franz gave David Raponi-Monk a gift
At 11:28pm on May 25, 2014, Danielle Franz said…
Thanks Dave! It was a tough and enjoyable ride. I couldn't have done it without you folks! You are strong!!!
At 3:01pm on April 27, 2014, DRU said…

Hey David, I'll try to take some pics of my wife's current bike this afternoon and get back to you. Cheers, Dru.

At 10:00am on September 6, 2013, Roy Macaraeg said…
Thanks David! Priscila and I are preparing to go out for a ride. We'll definitely ride more than 43 kms today. :-) Hope to see you this weekend.

Roy
At 5:53pm on July 8, 2013, John Reynolds said…

For sure! Maybe we can connect on my return, late August.

John

At 6:32am on June 17, 2013, Leigh Berndsen said…
Thank you, David! See you in a few weeks.
At 8:39am on May 31, 2013, Marco Martinez said…
I registered for the 75k on the Becel ride. it starts at 6 (yikes), against my beliefs but it's for charity ;-)

What's your group?
At 9:46pm on May 13, 2013, Simon Kelley said…
Thanks. I think you might be right!
 
 
 

BCC Rides

Cycling in the summer can be about casual riding, sprinting, spinning, big-ring hammerfests or what ever your chosen type of riding is. The BCC was founded for the sole purpose to network cyclists. It has grown into a successful club which accommodates Riders at almost all skill/fitness levels. Everyone should be able to participate and have fun at their respective levels.

 

Weekend Rides: 

Saturday

Saturday Morning
Start time is 8:00am early season, 7:00am as days get longer. Route distances vary from 55-120km and several pace groups are available. Saturday morning rides focus on a social vibe.

Sunday

Sunrise Sundays
Rides will start around sunrise. Rotating routes will focus on distances from 100-160km. Once a month, a destination ride will be posted.

Weekly Rides:

 

Tuesday

Advanced Turbo Tuesdays
For this ride, advanced group riding and bike handling skills are required. You must also be aware of your limitations. Riding speed is 35-45kph.

Thursday

Hillicious Thursdays
Starts at 5:40am. This ride includes Brimley repeats, a Beaches hill loop, and/or other local hills.

Tues/Thurs

CX/MTB Ride

Starts at 5:30AM. Bring your CX or MTB out for a great Don trail ride. Some weeks, we'll head to a local park to practice CX skills.


Other Rides:

Race Team

BCC Race Team
Please join if you will be racing in 2018 as part of the BCC Race Team!

Track Cycling

BCC Track Cycling Group

A place where those interested in, or already addicted to, riding the boards can share info.

BCC Youth

BCC Youth Group

An initiative to have weekly skills sessions and rides for young riders.

Interested in finding a new route or refreshing your memory on an old faithful? Check out the Routes page.

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Scott Moore commented on DY's event End of Season Party - Thursday November 8th 2018 - 7PM
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Luke Celuch commented on DY's event End of Season Party - Thursday November 8th 2018 - 7PM
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Rob Kosmrlj commented on DY's event End of Season Party - Thursday November 8th 2018 - 7PM
Nov 2
Alex Mulholland commented on Alex Mulholland's blog post BCC Beginners Class at the Veldrome
Nov 1
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Oct 30
Dave Ogilvie commented on DY's event End of Season Party - Thursday November 8th 2018 - 7PM
Oct 25
Daragh Mansworth commented on DY's event End of Season Party - Thursday November 8th 2018 - 7PM
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Simon Kelley posted a discussion
Oct 21
David Marr is now a member of Beaches Cycling Club
Oct 21
Keld Juulsgaard posted a discussion
Oct 18
David Raponi-Monk commented on Alex Mulholland's blog post BCC Beginners Class at the Veldrome
Oct 17
Chris Seto commented on DY's event End of Season Party - Thursday November 8th 2018 - 6:30PM
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