Sept 16/17: 110 Kms; 3 Hrs 35; 653 Metres; Six Riders

Hello to you all.

Can you believe the summer weather we’re having in September? It’s very nice, and so too is the light wind. Just what we’ve wanted for weeks. So, it was a special morning that began with foggy patches and cool air but soon developed into a super day. All this meant that by the time we rode up the ‘mountain’ into White Lake, it was time to doff the arm warmers, gilets, jackets, and extra clothing. This we did quickly, and then saddled up to ride the Burnstown Rd to Pucker St; however, rather than taking Pucker as originally planned, we rode into Renfrew to ride highway #132 to Whalen, in effect to ride the original proposed route in reverse. But, it soon became clear to me that there was no appetite for Pucker St at all. So, being an attentive TD, I changed the route to ride to Douglas (Km 55) and to ride South McNaughton back into Renfrew. This change of plans lightened the mood considerably. I now felt safe again and the lads responded by riding in good form the rest of the way. It really was one of the rides that had the potential to go south, fast. You know, you really just should have been there.

Here’s the tentative plan for Sunday: (subject to rider consensus)

Reminder to bring money for the Ferry and for BF!!

Meet at Stinsons on White Lake Rd for 7:00 am 7:00 7.00am 7.00 start and ride to Quyon, with a stop at Pine Lodge in Bristol for breakfast (km 57), then it’s on to Quyon (km 77), then the Ferry across to Ontario; home via Fitzroy Harbour through Galetta to Old Hwy 17 to Stinsons for a total distance of 104 kms and 624 metres of climbing.

This route is middling hilly, with a few short sections of climbing and then a long drag from Fitzroy up the Galetta Side Rd to Old Hwy 17. Overall, not too bad. So, when the alarm rings in the morning, ask yourself, “Where else would I rather be?” than on my bike pedalling away the fatty bits. They are disappearing, aren’t they?

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, full sun; POP 10%; winds SE 10, variable.

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

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Not knowing when the Dawn will come,
I open every Door,
Or has it Feathers, like a Bird,
Or Billows, like a Shore —            Emily Dickinson