June 2014 Blog Posts (13)

Vaujany Master 2014

Awoke Sunday morning to heavy rain and dense fog.



It took much will power to first drive to Vaujany, then get out of the car during a torrential downpour.

Once we started and the groups thinned out, I became less nervous.



Descending in torrential rain is not so bad if your cap hangs low and keeps the rain off your glasses, so you can see.

The Col Dornon descent was freezing in the rain and it got down to 8 degrees, so I was quite happy to start climbing… Continue

Added by Joe Correia on June 30, 2014 at 4:51am — 7 Comments

Sunny Saturday Morning Ride: The ooZ pooL



There's no better way to start the weekend than on two wheels in the sun.  There was a big crowd at Ted Reeve at 7:00 -- no surprise.  JRod gave what he promised was his last pre-ride missive.  Most people were heading off to Stouffville.  I had planned to ride up to Whitevale…

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Added by Jon Spira on June 28, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Think Thursday night Hillicious rides are too tough? Well, meet Maya.

This is Maya and her dad, Dave.  Maya is 11 years old, and tonight she laid a serious smack down on some of the best climbers in the club!

Maya's dad figured she might enjoy one of our Thursday night rides.  So atop a hybrid bike that probably weighed twice as much as the bikes some of us were riding,…

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Added by Peter Sutton on June 26, 2014 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

TNT Hairshirt Ride Report

On Sunday 22 June, after hoping I had put in enough kilometers on the bike, I ventured out for the Toronto-Niagara-Toronto Hairshirt.  I wasn't sure if I was going to be ready for half a day on the bike, but I was willing to give it a try.  My original plan was to go and see if I could ride with a group of similar speed and share the load (and pain, and boredom!)

As the riders began to mill around after the group photo, it was announced that it was time to start (6am). Some…

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Added by Harris Silver on June 25, 2014 at 3:07pm — 9 Comments

Splendid Zoo Loop Thirteen

Rolling along Lawrence

Thirteen of us decided to stick to an early Zoo Loop today. Despite our differing degrees of experience (Joe wanted an easy spin before winging off to France; Suzanne a very welcome and capable new BCCer) we stuck together like glue.

Thanks to Suzanne, Alexx, Melani, Heather, Brooke, Kara, Lynne Tatiana, Matt, Jeff, Mike, Joe for helping to start my first day of summer off perfectly. We…

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Added by Paul van Dongen on June 21, 2014 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Father's Day Kleinburg Rumble

I believe it was Greg Lemond who said "It never gets easier, You just go faster". That today really summed up the Sunday ride on the fabulous Kleinburg Loop.

About 20 of us pitched up, mostly by car, and some by bike at Major Mac/Leslie Car park to take on this 105km BCC classic route. Colonel…

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Added by Simon Kelley on June 15, 2014 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

First Ride, Zoo Loop, so much fun!!

Jason, thanks again for making my first group ride so safe and educational!! I felt very comfortable right from the training session in the parking lot until the conclusion of our ride at Grinder. You and Andre are great teachers and leaders, passing on information regarding road conditions, traffic, possible dangers and what we can expect around the next turn.

We had a great ride with a great group, you guys made that happen. :)

I'm excited for my next ride with the… Continue

Added by John Masson on June 14, 2014 at 12:16pm — 4 Comments

My First Trip of the Turbo Tuesday Train

I just got home from the most brilliant ride!  I joined to Turbo Tuesday Nighttime ride for the first time. It's going to be a while before I'm able to go to sleep.  What a ton of fun.  Having said that, this ride isn't going to be everybody's cup of tea.  It's consistently fast (at times very, very fast), and half the ride happens in the dark.  This makes having a fair bit of nerve and a lot of experience in tight group critical prerequisites.  

Ironically, though, it's also the…

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Added by Jon Spira on June 10, 2014 at 10:49pm — 5 Comments

Please Read. It's kinda, really, important. Please Comment.

After last weeks talk about groups of 10 and looking out for each other in the club, it seems that most members understand the benefit of the small groups from the safety perspective, however, my feedback from this weekends ride shows there are still members that do not get the importance of the…

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Added by DY on June 8, 2014 at 10:30pm — 12 Comments

Rider Responsibilities - Please Read and Comment

I realize that I have asked you all in the profile questions if you have read the rider's notes, however, I thought it would be best for me to help clarify by defining the responsibilities of riders in a group.  Basically taking all the riders notes and applying it to Club Rides.  

I think this will really help our club be safe and ultimately result in the enjoyment for all riders. Let me know what you think.

Rider's Responsibilities - Group size 8-12…

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Added by DY on June 8, 2014 at 10:18pm — 15 Comments

The Alternative World Cup

Denmark(2), Germany, England, USA, Israel and Canada were represented, so just like the World Cup then, except that there were no Brazilians, and Canada actually got to join in (sorry couldn't resist), and thankfully the English guy didn't have to take a penalty against the German. Much of the pace line chatter was in Danish as the majority of the group spoke the lingo. How many group rides around Canada could lay claim to that curious statistic.…

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Added by Simon Kelley on June 1, 2014 at 10:04pm — 4 Comments

The Sunday 140 - a few flats (tires and roads) a few hills; plenty fast!

Thanks to the brave ones who joined for the informal ride.

Lets see - Me, IanM, IanW, SteveJ, PeterC, PeterS, SteveF, BruceD, Chris, JodyNB, PatB,JimW,JasonS for the start to Goodwood leg then joined by AndrewM and John for the return.  A little rough to get out of the city on Warden, but is there really a…

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Added by Jeff N on June 1, 2014 at 2:07pm — 7 Comments

Ride for Heart - 25 km

Did the Ride for Heart 25 km length this morning.  Fantastic weather.  I've only done this ride once about 10 years ago, so it was pretty cool to get out on the highway again.

We started the ride right at 7:00, so it was a bit crowded on the way up, but not too bad. After the turnound, traffic was very…

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Added by Mike McInnis on June 1, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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