I arrived late to the start of the ride and the Fast group was already on their way. The Stoufville group was getting organized and so was the Unionville group. I joined up with the Unionville group as I am gradually increasing my mileage as I continue to work on my base miles. Eleven of us made our way up Don Mills as a tight pro-peleton would - Keeping minimal distance apart and maintaining manageable climbing speeds. Maureen and Trish were pulling strong as we held everything together. Paul suggested an extension, so we picked 19th Ave(quiet with less cars). When we turned on 19th Ave., it instantly brought back great memories I had of years past - up north, sun shining, riding with a cohesive group. The weather was amazing, our group worked across 19th Ave #lookingpro(Instagram Ref.) and down Kennedy we went. Couple of instigated "Hard Efforts" were challenged by J-Rod and Roy. The break was well deserved and the pace back down Birchmount Rd. Was blistering(35km/h+). We arrived back at Grinder(with a few more "Hard Effort" sections) with and average of 29.3kph, so basically 30kph for 70kms+. Everyone had a smile on their faces and were ecstatic about the ride they just did. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Thank you to all for a great day on the bike.
Till next week! LLL had a couple pics of the Ladies ride... they had a great ride as well. Comments welcome!