Scenic coffee break:

Did my first Simcoe ride today and it was worth the wait. We had a really good group of 11 for most of the way (D, Sage, Dru, Bob, Simon, Nils, Nick, Yossi, Joe & Paul) and made pretty good time. About 40km to go we split the group since 4 riders wanted a shorter ride.  Very fun group to ride with.

The weather was threatening rain for part of the ride, but I think I only felt a couple of drops at one point. Lots of sunshine.

One of the best things about the remote start was the lack of lights/stops. Made the ride much more enjoyable. Another great thing was the incredible ride along the lake which had no stops at all.

The highlight of the ride was finally getting to sit on and enjoy a coffee on the dock at the coffee stop. I've heard about it, seen the pictures and I wasn't disappointed.

Looking forward to doing it again.

Crane across the river:

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Comment by DRU on July 28, 2014 at 10:41am

Indeed, another great ride. The pace was perfect, some sunny breaks, not much traffic, a cohesive group of riders, a beautiful coffee stop, a tailwind on the way home, what more could one ask for?

Comment by Simon Kelley on July 28, 2014 at 10:00pm

A very nice group, and quite a few that i haven't had chance to catch up with for some time. Our club is so big that it can take months to see everyone!

Nick, you did very well to stay on the hammer train home. We were pushing hard and you showed some grit. Good work!

I particularly enjoyed the picturesque coffee stop, and especially the "Barista" who enquired as to not only whether i had a peanut allergy before serving me a cake (no i do not), but also if i was diabetic?! (huh, no, not diabetic either). I must have looked pretty ragged as she was quite concerned about my medical history. I felt compelled to tell her that i was in excellent shape as evidence by the fact that i had cycled all the way from Toronto.

Tip, remember OHIP cards before trying to buy the S'mores cake.

Comment by Mike McInnis on July 29, 2014 at 8:50pm

That's pretty funny Simon.

Thanks to everyone in the long route group who waited for me at the top of every hill!  I will try to work on my hill climbing a bit more.  :)

Comment by Paul van Dongen on August 7, 2014 at 6:01pm

Thanks for the post, Mike. I love going up there.

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