Hey everyone... Thanks for the company and high level of communication. Thanks Jeff for helping to organize the echelon. We worked really well together. Hope y'all got back in time. Till next…
During the centurion I was attempting to reduce the stop time, so decided to give the Gatorade a try as it was ready and being handed out as you passed by. The ride was tough (but good) and managing effort was necessary to prevent cooking the legs. I found it interesting that the leg cramping seemed to coincide with taking in Gatorade. Was the cramp caused by intolerance to the fuel, dehydration, electrolyte depletion, or, most probably, all of the preceding.
Anyone have experience…Continue
Last year we had a great day, cool start, lots of sunshine, a few hills, lots of feed stations, tons of people riding the same direction and it was awesome. This year, ditto! (see the blog post from last year)
Especially congratulations to Lana,…Continue
It's that time... the outside riding season is nearing to an end. That's not to say I'm suggesting anyone stop riding - Cross season is just starting and we will have Winter training at Watts Up like last year(link to last years group). Just the formal rides will come to an end. Informal rides will always exist as the size of the membership is ever…Continue
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A group of 12 of us rode up north today using the same route as Labour Day Monday. It was a much nicer day without the wind and with the really cohesive and cooperative group, we were able to stay tight for the whole route (regardless of terrain). Overall, it was an amazingly fast ride over the 125km distance. I clocked a 32.1 km/h average with a 70.1 km/h max. Thanks for the awesome ride everyone!
We unfortunately lost someone around Don Mills and York Mills (David?). We stopped at…Continue
Sorry no photo's but wow what a great day!
Stouffville "not so fast group" kept a steady pace up to Stouffville and a fast ride home.
We went exploring and found a good way back- check the link below if you are curious.
Basically we went south on tenth to hwy 7 then west on 7 to 9th, 9th south to steeles, steeles W to staines, staines S to Morningside.
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Surprise, no rain! Me, Ian, Bob C, Cristian, Gary, Mark, James W, and Jody (sorry if I missed anyone) enjoyed a speedy ride on the revamped Whitby Wrangler. Ritson is a better choice N than Thickson and Raglan is fantastic.
We rode East in great anticipation of coffee and fritters. As we pulled into the parking lot of the Country Store at Raglan and Simcoe, the smell of fresh baking was filling the air. Maybe they pump the fumes out to lure people in. Imagine how happy we were…Continue
Added by Jeff N on September 5, 2011 at 6:09pm — No Comments
With the dubious forecast this morning, I'll admit that I wasn't expecting to see that many people at the grinder. My apprehension turned to elation when I pulled up at 7:30 and saw 14 people waiting to go! :)
We began our ride heading straight north into a very challenging, gusty headwind. We kept a very strong pace through the wind, taking short turns at the front to keep the group together and in good stead. Once we turned south on…
For those of you who have wondered what it is like racing, Mark Buckaway has produced a number of great videos (not sure I like his music, but the video capture is excellent) that highlight M3 racing in Ontario. The link below takes you to the Niagara Classic - while 15 minutes in length, Mark gives you a sense of what the racing is like and in particular the challenge of climbing effingham hill. Interesting to me, he has been able to superimpose his heart rate, cadence, speed and altitude…Continue
Some ominious looking clouds, but no rain! Nice to see everyone out "enjoying" themselves on the hills.
Never did make Beer Night, so no pictures of the festivities. Maybe next…Continue
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