July 23/16: 100 Kms; 3 Hrs 12; 722 Metres; Seven Riders

Okay, this is the summer of the heat and the wind and too many rides to the west of Arnprior. It’s time for a change in direction and by all accounts that’s what we’ll have on Sunday. But, before that, just a word about to-day’s ride. Awesome. You just should have been there. You won’t want to miss Sunday’s ride.

Here’s the tentative plan, assuming winds are from the north-east:

Meet at Stinsons at 7:30 am 7:30 am and ride to Carp for coffee with Alice via White Lake Rd, then Conc 10 to Waba Rd to Pakenham, hwy 29 to Blakeney to Panmure Rd, Donald B Munro to the village of Carp; home via Thomas Dolan and Stonecrest to Kinburn SR to Dwyer Hill, etc. for a total distance of approx 90 kms.

NOTE the Venue and Time: Stinsons on White Lake Rd 7:30 am, sharp departure.

Temperature will be in the mid to high twenties; wind north-east changing to south-east at 15. Who wouldn’t want to ride in that?

As for the ride, it’s easier than this morning’s, with only 600 Metres of climbing. I expect a cross wind on the return from Alice’s. As usual, it’s steady as she goes, with minimal delays on the road. Bring gels, bars, water, electrolytes, etc. Liquids will be a key element tomorrow. The coffee stop is at kilometre 47 approx.

Alert: Important information: 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. Honest effort required by all. New cyclists welcome.

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

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More Caffeine, Please

More Caffeine, Please