• Be predictable
  • Don’t ride directly behind the wheel in front; ride slightly to the left or right; leave a gap
  • Do not overlap the wheel in front of you
  • Don’t stare at the wheel in front you; look beyond it
  • Hold your line
  • Ride over small obstacles rather than swerving to avoid them
  • Maintain the flow of the pace line by upping your cadence
  • Minimize/avoid use of brakes
  • Don’t slow down or stop suddenly
  • If you have to slow down, stop, turn – use hand signals to alert fellow riders
  • Don’t send you bike back when changing from seat to standing position

Hello. A few of you advised me to place the above ‘Tips’ at the top of the post because no one actually reads to the bottom. So, recognising its importance, I have complied. Please read it twice.

Right, here’s the tentative plan for Saturday:

Meet at Old Orchard (off Usborne Rd) at 7:45 am 7:45 am  7:45 am and ride to Quyon (75 – 80 kms); home via the Ferry and Fitzroy, Galetta Rd, Dwyer Hill, etc for a total ride distance of approx 100kms. This is one of our classic training runs. It takes in hills and rollers and lots of flat terrain. Plus, the ferry ride is a novelty. NOTE the Venue and Time. If you need directions, contact me.

Of course, all this subject to change based upon the turnout and the actual weather, and one’s mood at the time.

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Okay, back to ride: On the down side, there is no coffee stop, so bring gels, bars, or what ever works for you. There will be no store per se until Quyon for snacks other than at the corner store in Portage (after forty kms) but not before then.

That’s right, we are not stopping for bacon and eggs at Pine Lodge! Also, because of the Ferry and the extra time involved in crossing the river, we want to keep moving as much as possible. FYI, this is four hour (saddle time) ride at the most but it will take about five hours, round trip. Of course, if the conditions are good, we should be home in less time unless Ms. Puncture makes an untimely arrival. It’s happened before.

In this regard, I must alert you to 2kms +/- of gravel road on Chemin Alymer. This according to the Bristol municipal office. Jeff will have no issue on his 28’s but for the rest of us it will be slow and steady at best.

Also, don’t forget coins ($3.00) for the ferry ride.

Saturday’s weather forecast is calling for sun and mid teen temperatures; winds S 15.

As for Sunday, the tentative plan is to ride Pucker St, rain or shine, given what happened last Sunday. Estimated ride distance for Sunday is 96 kms of hills and no coffee stop. Gotta toughen up.

Alert: Information about our ride’s (for all that participate), these are ‘no-drop’ group rides. It’s steady as she goes (conversational style), except for the hills where it’s every man for himself. Regroup at the top.

New cyclists welcome.

Okay, Ride your bike! Bye bye, ac. Comments always welcome at arnpriorcycling@bell.net; https://twitter.com/ArnpriorCycling

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