David Raponi-Monk
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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"
Apr 17
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…"
Jan 7
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Jan 7
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
David Raponi-Monk commented on Deanna Solomon's blog post Final week leading up to Tour For Kids
"Sponsorship = Done! Thanks Deanna for supporting such a great cause. I remember the first year of the Tour for Kids in 2004, and being invited along with other members of Gilda's Club to Nathan Philips Square to join the kick-off and ride to…"
Aug 9, 2016
David Raponi-Monk commented on DY's blog post TURBO TUESDAYS... Thanks Dave O. for the Capture!
"Great work Dave. Thanks for sharing this."
Aug 2, 2016
David Raponi-Monk commented on David Raponi-Monk's event 2016 Becel Ride for Heart
"Leaving early to ride over to the start and will swing by Tim Horton's at Leslie and Lakeshore at 5 a.m. to make the 6 a.m. start of the 75 km. ride. Please post if you are riding and joining the fun. Thanks"
Jun 2, 2016
chris andrews commented on David Raponi-Monk's blog post Take your cycling up a notch by joining a club
"we already belong the best!"
May 13, 2016
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May 13, 2016
David Raponi-Monk commented on DY's event Try a Garneau Bike on Hillicious Thursday!
"Gennix E1 or Steeple XC - Medium, please and thank you"
May 4, 2016
David Raponi-Monk commented on DY's event Try a Garneau Bike on a Zoo Loop or Scarborough Loop
"E1 or Steeple XC, size medium"
Apr 29, 2016
David Raponi-Monk replied to Joseph's discussion We all love our precious bikes..so how about a tracking device...
Apr 22, 2016
David Raponi-Monk posted an event

2016 Becel Ride for Heart at Exhibition Grounds

June 5, 2016 from 6am to 12pm
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 14,000 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
Apr 20, 2016

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
2017 Season Goals
Riding a century

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

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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

Go Tell It on Blue Mountain!

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 5:30pm 6 Comments

Last season, my first with BCC, I recall that a lot of members participated in the Centurion Blue Mountain, in both the C50 and C100 events. That is 50 and 100 miles for those new to the club. The week earlier I had ridden the Epic Tour Halton 140 km. and that was enough for this newbie, coupled with the…

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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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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 5:30am. This ride includes Brimley repeats, a Beaches hill loop, and/or other local hills.

Thursday#2

CX/MTB Ride

Starts at 7:00pm. 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:

 

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Unofficial Non-Club Rides
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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BCC WEST
Allowing west end BCC members who want to ride from High Park to plan/post ride details.

 

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Please join if you will be racing in 2017 as part of the BCC Race Team!

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BCC Track Cycling Group

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

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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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