July 03/17: 67 Kms; 2 Hrs 10; 457 Metres; Four Riders

July 03/17 169 Kms – for TS, who rode in from Kanata.

Hello. Well, that was a slog – heavy winds with gusts that would take you down, impenetrable  cloud, cool temperature making for an uncomfortable coffee stop at Tim’s on O’Brien St. There, they had the air conditioner on inside and the sun was off outside. What to do but to breath and smile. But, hey, no kidding, you just should have been there because there are two sides to every coin. Sure, we combated the elements for 36 kilometres but we had one heck of a ride home for 31 kilometres. Awesome! So good, in fact, that Joe blew a cleat on Lochwinnow from too much torque on the pedals. Wow – amazing. But, Neil to the rescue with a few extra cleat bolts in his saddle bag. Problem solved. Who would have known to carry them? Now, you know what to do with those old cleat screws. Still, it always pays to check cleats for tightness periodically, and, especially, when replacing them. Lesson learned for Joe, and everyone else, too.

Lots of intensity on this weekend’s (Sunday/Monday) rides. This, they tell us promotes cellular change and adaptation, and aids fitness immensely. Certainly, NS is riding a big wave of fitness excellence at the minute. All this on his birthday to-day, too. It makes one ask “what is old anyway?” “Aging is biological, getting old is a state of mind”.

Another time, we’ll examine hormonal suppression from endurance activity.

Here’s the tentative plan for Saturday: There is no ride from Stinsons on Saturday. Instead several of us are cycling the Road Warrior 100 km White Water Tour from Westmeath. Meeting there at 7 am for registration, etc. See Pages (Events) for details.

Events: See Pages

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

“There are only three events in a man’s life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.”
―Jean de la Bruyere