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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by David Raponi-Monk on April 1, 2015 at 11:30am — No 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
Added by David Raponi-Monk on December 19, 2014 at 9:47am — No 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 fact that Centurion would probably entail staying the Saturday…Continue
Okay so it has been a month since I joined BCC and thought it was time to share my initial thoughts from 5 weeks worth of rides. First of all, last year I would be riding on Kingston Road on my own usually out to Lawson and then to Island Road to Rouge Park, along Lawrence and back to Kingston Road, Warden and home. Most Saturday & Sunday mornings I would see different groups, usually on my way home as the various groups were heading out towards Lawrence. I decided to check out this BCC,…Continue