Hello. Sorry. Got distracted on other things and forgot about this message.

We’ll have a short bench tomorrow. Three or four of the lads are riding the Ottawa Grandfondo. Another strong rider has a work commitment. That just means more turns at the front for those that do show up at Stinsons. There may only be three of us based upon the latest count, unless there are some pleasant surprises. It’s not all bad though. The weather forecast as of now is calling for lots of sunshine.

Here’s the tentative plan for Saturday:

Meet at Stinsons on White Lake Rd for 7:30 am 7:30 am start and ride to Pucker to Norton to #132 to Renfrew for coffee at the Bonnechere cafe (Km 72); home via Hall, Gillan, L-W, Thompson, RR, Stevenson, Braeloch, Campbell Sd Rd, etc for a total distance of 98 kms.

This route is has lots of rollers/climbs and will serve as good training for the Aug 20 TdB, albeit there is still lots of time. Don’t want to peak to early. Ask yourself, “Where else would you rather be?” Our training goal is to gain power and strength and to build upon our existing endurance base.

As usual, it’s steady as she goes, with minimal delays on the road.

Weather: 16 – 24 C, mainly sunny; winds west and north-west at 15; POP 20 – 30 %

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

New cyclists, please read Disclaimer; For non-subscribers, click on Contacts

Events: See Pages

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

Mid Summer Harvest