Hello to the keen and to the mildly inquisitive and to the random Google surfers. Yes, this is another post about another weekend ride. Boring! Well, I hope something peaks your interest. The Giro has mine, especially Stage 18. Ryder is on fire. Contador a matador. Thrilling, breathtaking, exciting stuff, worthy of a Shakespearean drama. You’ll marvel at the interplay among the contenders, their changing fortunes, their bike handling skills, their fitness, and the speed. Standing ovation. Curtain call. Press repeat for Stage 19 this afternoon.

Well, we, too, are on the last climb ourselves. Our training regimen is almost complete. We have only Saturday’s ride. The rest is downhill to next weekend. I hope you are ready and that you haven’t peaked too soon.

Here is the tentative route (subject to change of course) (Rain or Shine):

Meet at Stinsons at 7:30 am 7:30 am (REALLY) and ride to Renfrew via White Lake Rd, Burnstown (the long way), Pucker St to Norton to Whalen to #132 to Renfrew for coffee at the Bonnechere cafe; home via Goshen Rd and #508/Russett. Total distance estimated to be 110 Kms. Route hilly. Pace steady as she goes. Goal to ride as a group up and downhill. Getting better at this. Well done. Let’s keep it up. Note the route can be extended but this will be a last-minute decision.

Weather forecast is for temperatures in the low twenties, SW wind, and a threat of thunderstorms; that’s why we start at 7:30 am.

Sunday’s ride will be short and easy. Ideas welcome.

Bye bye, ac. Comments always welcome at arnpriorcycling@bell.net; http://www.twitter.com/ArnpriorCycling

Additional Information: Mississippi Bike Month Activities

“Friday June 19th. The showing of: Marinoni: Fire in the Frame Movie

This a documentary film about legendary bike racer and bike builder Giuseppe Marinoni. Filmmaker Tony Girardin will be in attendance to introduce the film and for a question and answer period after the screening. “Cyclist or not, this film is truly inspiring and entertaining!” If have not seen this movie, you really need to. Tickets $12 in advance at Mill Street Books, Almonte or $17 at the door.

Saturday June 20th  The Tour de Miss.  Pick a distance that suits you. If you go the distance (100 K), you’ll visit every hamlet, village and town in Miss Mills and not leave the boundary of the Town! Starts at Coady’s Car Care (30 Mill Street) at 8:30 amAdults $15, children under 16 $10 – includes a barbeque by “Foodies” upon your return.” (Bob Woods)