David Raponi-Monk
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Joseph commented on David Raponi-Monk's blog post Blue Mountain Adventure 2017
"Dave well done, great blog post. So  you are saying you were abducted from your house by an unknown alien. Suddenly you realized that they take to the place you had been before. "
Jun 14
Bernadette Crowe commented on David Raponi-Monk's blog post Blue Mountain Adventure 2017
"Great blog post David ."
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Howard Calvert commented on David Raponi-Monk's blog post Blue Mountain Adventure 2017
"Great post David, Thanks!"
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Wayne McCutcheon commented on David Raponi-Monk's blog post Blue Mountain Adventure 2017
"Well done David. Great blog post!"
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Marco Martinez commented on David Raponi-Monk's blog post Blue Mountain Adventure 2017
"really nice dude"
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Mike McInnis commented on David Raponi-Monk's blog post Blue Mountain Adventure 2017
"Sounds like a great adventure."
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David Raponi-Monk commented on David Raponi-Monk's blog post Blue Mountain Adventure 2017
"Not sure why the other pics were not posted in the b;og entry but here they are. Enjoy!"
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David Raponi-Monk posted a blog post

Blue Mountain Adventure 2017

 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 playing tricks. Of course…See More
Jun 13
David Raponi-Monk left a comment for Jennifer Schengili
"Ratas Optical 219 Danforth Avenue Phone: (416) 465-6251 Monday – Friday 11:00am – 6:00pmSaturday 11:00am – 5:00pm Sunday Closed https://garneau.com/ca/en/speed-storm-glasses-c/color/speed-sivler-4v0-707"
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Jennifer Schengili left a comment for David Raponi-Monk
"Can you please tell me again the name and address of the glasses place. Thanks"
Apr 17
Jennifer Schengili left a comment for David Raponi-Monk
"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!)"
Apr 16
David Raponi-Monk posted an event

2017 Becel Heart&Stroke Ride for Heart at Exhibition Grounds, Don Valley Parkway, the Gardiner

June 4, 2017 from 6am to 11am
Imagine you’re riding down the Gardiner Expressway and Don Valley Parkway in Toronto. There’s not a vehicle in sight and all you can see are 15,000 other Riders around you. You’re pedaling away, faster and faster as you think about how great it felt to beat your fundraising goal and how great it is to help us continue the life-saving work that creates more survivors. As you finish your epic route, you feel completely alive!Once again this is your chance to ride traffic- free on the Gardiner…See More
Mar 1
DY replied to David Raponi-Monk's discussion Why are road bikes becoming more like mountain bikes. Discuss.
"Facts: Cause Road bike sales have gone down and you need to give people a reason to buy new stuff.  Its that way of the world.  That said, bikes are now like cars, SUV, cross overs sell better than specific types of cars.  The worlds…"
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David Raponi-Monk commented on Simon Kelley's blog post SPIN FOR LIMBS - 5th Edition - 2016
"Thanks Simon for both the concept of Spin for Limbs and the great writeup. I must admit that I have signed up for the event in previous years, but have yet to make it to the actual ride. That being said it is a great cause and it is great to know…"
Sep 11, 2016

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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
2017 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 7:30am on May 25, 2014, Margaret Grant said…

Thanks for being such a great leader David. Great ride.

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 ;-)

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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.

 

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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.

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

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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.

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Use this group page to organize informal rides outside of the regularly scheduled BCC rides. Keep in mind that these rides will not have BCC insurance coverage.

 

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