So we had a few riders(30ish) decide to head up to Simcoe... most from Elgin and a few from the beach!
We had a nice 10km warm up then let the faster pace group go ahead. So what I have to report is that there was a wide range of riders(skill and fitness) in my group of about 20. I proceeded to do what I always do... and it worked once again! We(as a group) managed a 32kph Average(rounded up like the penny) up to lake simcoe.... At the lake, I called a group split and a faster paced group had the lead group in sight and tried to chase them down. Riding speed along the lake as 35-40kph. We all ended up meeting at Elaine's Black River Coffee. When speaking to Lucas and Simon, I know why we didn't get them...they were going over 40kph. My group ended up regrouping at the end of Lakeshore and we all rolled in together for the well deserved break!
On the way back, the group was broken from the original as some left with others from group 1. I kept the group I was with together until we turned on Warden, and then split it into two. I ended up back at my car with a slightly shorter distance than posted but with an average of 32kph(faster group). A great day on the bike. Thanks to all the members that I rode with today for listening to my advice; and riding as a group, looking out for each other, and maximizing the shared effort. We kept tight in single and double paceline situations, no one passed on hills(up or down). Everyone respected each other and kept the communication level high, leaving nothing to chance. Thank you! I like these rides out of the city because they really allow the group dynamics to work well and keep the group cohesion strong.
Till next week.