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 stuck together like glue. Attached is some evidence of how we rolled.

How'd you make out?


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Comment by Jon Spira on June 21, 2014 at 1:19pm

Nice video.  You guys look tight.  

Our group of 6 (Peter Cahill, Peter Davison, John Masson, Malcolm, Albert and I) rode a brisk pace, either taking short turns in a double paceline or rolling in a rotating echelon up to Whitevale.  Staying tight and organized meant we were doing somewhere around a 34 km/h average to Port Union.  It was John's first ride at that pace and he was feeling it after we crossed over the 401.   He wanted to turn back alone, but we went a little "British Navy" on him, told him we wouldn't allow him to leave on his own and that he wasn't going anywhere.  We backed off the pace a little bit and made our way up to the zoo together where, as luck would have it, we bumped in Dave Ogilvie.  Now a group of 7 (neither painters nor dwarves) we continued winding our way north east to Whitevale before looping back into the city all together.  Big thanks to the crew for such a fantastic morning.  Thanks also to Peter C. for his suggestions on how to make the new Winding Way to Whitevale route even more fun. (Check for updates to the map coming soon).  And finally, congratulations to John Masson, who on his second ride with the club, hung in for 75 km at a nearly 29 km/h average, a distance and speed that he didn't think he had in him.  Nice job, John. 

Comment by Mike McInnis on June 21, 2014 at 8:30pm

Sounds like you guys had a great ride. We had a good ride up to Stouffville. Unfortunately I got left behind at the coffee shop which wasn't in the plan. Thankfully Joseph waited for me and the two of us had a decent ride back.

Comment by Paul van Dongen on June 22, 2014 at 3:34pm

Roadkill (Joseph) is a stand-up guy, Mike. Glad you had him in your corner. Shame on whomever left you up in Stouffville for a long ride back.

Comment by Dave Ogilvie on June 23, 2014 at 9:11am

It was a great ride- and nice to get out with you guys again!  I started out with some of the Stouffville crew, then broke off towards the zoo and was fortunate to bump into Jon & his troupe of 6.  John M- good work getting through- we know you were hurting but we've all been there!  Jon S- thanks again- great route!  See you guys on the road again soon- Dave. 

Comment by Suzanne Kelley on June 23, 2014 at 3:24pm

thanks Paul, it was a fab ride… I think I might be getting the cycling bug !!

Comment by Alexx Hooper on June 23, 2014 at 9:05pm

What a truly great ride! Like Paul said, long-time members takin' it easy and riding with newer members. Suzanne, you were stronger than last week! It was a really nice group of riders, and we even kept together on the hills. We shared the pulls, and a good time was had by all. It was all the things I love about the BCC. Thanks everybody!

John, great to meet you at the coffee shop afterwards! Welcome to the club!


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