Hello. Let’s keep this short. I’m so excited. There’s a group ride tomorrow. It’s almost like x-mas eve when I was a child. Couldn’t wait for the morning to come. Well, come hell or high water we’re riding. Yes, there will be some showers. So, bring your rain gear. Overall, we should be fine.

Here’s the tentative plan for Sunday:

Meet at Stinsons on White Lake Rd for 7:30 7:30 am start and ride to Almonte via Young’s Side Rd., Waba Rd to Pakenham, hwy 29 to Clayton Sd Rd to Tatlock Rd, Wolfgrove, to Equator Coffee (52 kms); home via hwy 49 to Burntlands, Vaughn, Dwyer Hill, etc for a total distance of 89 kms. Alternatively, we can return home via Martin St and Blakeney for the same distance of approx 90 kms.

As for the route, there’s a small climb out of Pakenham and then rollers on Clayton Side Rd and Wolf Grove. Nothing too serious but enough to test legs.  As usual, it’s steady as she goes, with minimal delays on the road. “A group ride is not a race. If there’s no number on your back, it’s not a race.”

Weather: 10 – 14 C , winds south and east at 10.  Possibility of intermittent rain but nothing significant. Dress for the conditions. It just impossible to read the weather.

Caveat: All this subject to change based upon the turnout and the weather and rider consensus.

Ask yourself, where else would you rather be?

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