Okay, hello. By this time of the year that salutation is starting to sound repetitious. But, I must begin this post somehow.

The weekend mornings come early; and of late I’ve wakened to the call of the red-shouldered hawk, reminding me that nature is always red in tooth and claw in its continuous battle for survival; while I merely stumble to the fridge and cupboard for sustenance. Yes, most of us are far removed from the abattoir, the chicken factory, the battery cages, and the industrial farrowing stalls. All is sanitized for us as we shop the grocery aisles unaware and uncaring in casual quest of the next day’s meal. What’s to be done?

Okay, here’s the tentative plan for Saturday:

Meet at Stinsons at 8 am 8 am and ride to Renfrew via River Road to Story Land to Garden of Eden to Bruce St to the Bonnechere Cafe for coffee after 45 kms or so; home via Burstown (we need the hill work), White Lake and straight back to Stinsons for a total distance of 75 Kms, not sure. Don’t worry there will be lots of climbing on this route to make up for the lower mileage.

Just a reminder, it’s steady as she goes. These are ‘no-drop’ group rides. Solo interval riding is for the week days. Weather 20 C+, with winds SW at 15. Generally unsettled conditions. Some humidity and a chance of rain around 1 pm.

It’s holiday time so some of the lads are out-of-town; not sure who is about or who is interested.

FYI, in case you are interested, I plan to take a break from coordinating these rides as of August 16, most likely. Need a change. Hope to see you this weekend, however.

Bonnechere August 16: – details here: http://tourdebonnechere.blogspot.ca/. The last day for on-line registration is July 31, to-day. I’m registered. Are you?

MEC Cycle August 23. Details here: http://events.mec.ca/event/44386/mec-ottawa-century-ride-2015

Perth Cyclesportif: Saturday, September 26: http://www.cyclosportifperth.ca/

Okay, bye bye, ac. Comments always welcome at arnpriorcycling@bell.net; http://www.twitter.comArnpriorCycling

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