Sunday cruise turned into 140k!

Looks like the Ride for Heart was another successful showing for BCC.  For a few of us that missed RfH it was good day in the wind, and fortunately we missed the rain, or rather the rain missed us.

Ian and I had arranged to try to get in a longer ride.  My day started with a text from Ian at 6:30 "are we on?"  My reply was "let's get to grinder to see who is there", then then the heavens opened up.  Phone call, change plans, we'll start at 7:30. 

Lesson for me, look at BCC website before the ride, others had thought the same, and changed the start time to 8 (good call!)

As it was, Ian and I started off at 7:45 from my place, we went East to explore.  Kingston E, Lawrence E, along the lake from the Guild to Rouge river, across the river, stay along the lake to Pickering, N on Liverpool, oops, it ends, double back to Finch, E to Brock, and up Brock to Claremont.  A couple of old friends (hills on Brock), were just where I remembered them!

Brock wasn't very busy and probably would be fine for small groups of experienced riders as the shoulder is narrow.  In any case, it was fun to go N on Brock, just like old times.

After Claremont, instead of continuing along Brock, we went  East on Uxbridge-Pickering town line - this is a great rolly road, similar to Herald.  Ian and I we smiling after finding this gem, which goes until it ends at Westney.  Oops, Westney is gravel, well, we're on an adventure and to honor Alex S, we went N.  The gravel was well packed and quite smooth, so no problemo!  Westney offered a few long climbs, and became pavement after a few concessions, we stayed the course until Goodwood Road .  W on Goodwood Rd, into the dragon's teeth - very WINDY, and you can guess where this road goes. 

Coffee and treats at Annina's in Goodwood after about 70km of riding.  Ian and I had just settled in, and in walked, Mike, Charles and Yossi, who had started at Grinder, at 8am. 

They were planning to go straight back, but, after a little discussion, got sucked in to riding more North with Ian and I.  I was happy with that, we were facing a big SW headwind home, so the more the merrier.  Not that misery loves company, these are nice guys and great to ride with!

The adventure continues, North from Goodwood, on 2nd concession (it is a great road) all the way to Sandford (which becomes Herald), then W to Warden, and S on Warden home.

Going west on Herald was great, and Warden is smooth pavement until Unionville.  Also  Herald and Warden until south of Bloomington are tree lined, and so we got quite abit of protection from the wind. 

Got to ride another old favourite, descending Warden south of Bloomington!

It was weird when Mike signalled a pothole on Warden near Unionville, I realised that was the first rough bit in about 70km!

Fun ride, great to explore a few different routes and kudos to Mike, Yossi for being game to continue on.  Loved the expression from Mike, "today just became an un-intentional 100mile ride".  Thanks for all the great pulls into the wind by all.  And extra kudos to Ian for riding his cross bike with the 60psi tires.  I think his distance today counts double! 

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Comment by DY on June 2, 2013 at 5:40pm
Love it!
Comment by Yossi Cadan on June 2, 2013 at 7:49pm
Yes it was a mussleman ride that turn into Goodwood by Charles and later turn into Goodwood++ by Jeff and Ian. Ian was amazing riding this route with wide tires and mountain bike shifters. Glad we decided to join you for the longer ride.
Comment by Paul McKeever on June 3, 2013 at 10:54am

A Sunday well spent! Improvised routes should be mandatory at least once a month for the novelty and adventure factor. Wish I could have been there with you guys!

Comment by Yossi Cadan on June 3, 2013 at 7:53pm

Btw, speaking about new routes, I rode the route in the link below last year and its highly recommended. Decent roads, 2 breakpoint at a great bakery in Port Perry and later in Goodwood and about 155 km round trip from the Grinder.

http://connect.garmin.com/course/2248712

Comment by Jeff N on June 4, 2013 at 8:09am

Yossi, that looks like a fun ride.  I'd be game to try it! I'm away this weekend on Rideau Lakes ride, maybe the next weekend.

Comment by Yossi Cadan on June 4, 2013 at 8:30am
Yes, I am also away for the "tour de Cambridge" this weekend, but next weekend sounds perfect

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