Arnprior Cycling: September 14/19: 110 kms; 918 metres; 4.0 hrs; one rider.

          Mafia: September 14/19 108 kms;                  Five riders

Required Reading:

  • When: September 15/19 7 am arnpriorcycling and 7:30 (Mafia)
  • Where: Kingston and Stinsons on White lake Rd.
  • Description: a) 7:00 120 kms Kingston Granfondo;
  • b) 7:30 am 82 kms to Tim’s Renfrew
  • Weather: Mix of sun and cloud

Take it or Leave it

Difficult conditions this morning with a liquorice allsorts grab bag of changeable weather – howling winds, scary gusts, and black skies punctured with blue and shots of sunlight. The heavenly joker laughs at the trials of man. Doesn’t he always? Where is the fair weather of summer and the light winds? Gone, like one’s youth – just a faded memory, like tread bare Levi’s, a vestige of their former self. Is it time for renewal and resurgence?

Okay, Stay fit, fine, firm always! Bye-bye, ac.

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“Affection is created by habit, community of interests, convenience and the desire of companionship. It is a comfort rather than an exhilaration.” W. Somerset Maugham

Required Reading:

  • When: September 14/19 at 6:25 (arnpriorcycling) and 8:30 (Mafia)
  • Where: Both rides start and end at Stinsons on White lake Rd.
  • Description: a) 6:25 108 kms/768m to Calabogie/Norton/Pucker/Burnstown – Coffee 87 kms;
  • b) 8:30 am 108 kms to Starbucks at Terry Fox CTC Gasbar
  • Weather: Possibility of rain. The 6.25 am Early Bird special goes rain or shine.

Take it or Leave it

  • Well, you’ve noticed, I’m sure, that the morning temperatures reflect an imminent change of season; and, while autumn is around the corner, his emissary has arrived and is knocking at the door requesting immediate entry. Brr, you say; but to no avail. The sun brooks no entreaty and keeps time to no man’s desire – oblivious and indifferent to human affairs. Therefore, from the back of the drawer liberate your woollies. We have a couple of months to cycle, including tomorrow in the rain and in the heavy winds; but, hey, where else would you rather be than pedalling away the fatty bits with your buddies on the road to Starbucks or to Calabogie? Ride your bicycle. Life is short; sloth never sleeps; time passes and then we’re gone; that’s it.
  • Upcoming Cycling Events
  • September 15 Kingston GF: http://www.tigranfondo.com/the-ride/
  • September 21 Perth GF: https://cyclosportiveperth.wordpress.com/
  • RLCT June 13/14 2020. Where else would you rather be?
  • What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbRQO4LDLYM

Okay, Stay fit, fine, firm always! Bye-bye, ac.

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“How alone everyone is in the vast tomb of the universe!”
Jean Paul

June 16/19: 98 kms; 3 Hrs 11; 506 metres; Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Required Reading:

  • Next Ride: June 22/23 with details via email only. I’m away for two weekends. KO is the man.
  • Where:
  • Description:
  • Purpose: Training for WWT July 06.
  • Weather:
  • Always check blog https://arnpriorcycling.blog/ by 6 am on day of ride for latest news/corrections.

Take it or Leave it

  • Father’s Day was a bust from a group ride perspective. Caught by surprise, thinking that the men and the lass would have been out in full-force to take advantage of the sunny skies, after yesterday’s rain-out. Would have been nice (a courtesy) knowing who was riding. Should we institute an attendance protocol, say by 9 pm the night before a ride, realising that one’s plans may change at the last minute.
  • Good ride nonetheless but windy. It was a hard-go and we didn’t get full recompense when we turned for home. There was more north in the wind than north-west and while BG’s flat on Lochwinnow (26 kms from Stinsons) halted the four horsemen on their homeward journey, it didn’t puncture the festive mood. You just s/h been there. Wish you had been!
  • Internet working. Bell installed service on the new house and two day’s later they disconnected us in error.
  • Rider concerns about safe, fun rides still open for discussion. Let’s talk.
  • Tour de Whitewater July 06: https://tourdewhitewater.blogspot.com/
  • RLCT June 13/14 2020. Where else would you rather be?
  • The Silver Challenge is back for the month of June: https://silverchainchallenge.ca/
  • What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBxc9ObX5ZQ

Okay, Stay fit, fine, firm always! Bye-bye, ac.

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“There must always be a struggle between a father and son, while one aims at power and the other at independence.” Samuel Johnson

Power Arrested – momentarily

Required Reading:

  • Next Ride: Sunday, June 16 for a 7:30 am start from Stinson’s
  • Where: Renfrew
  • Description: 98 kms/564 metres to Renfrew via Goshen, Opeongo, S McN, Butler, Pinnacle, Johnston, Castleford, Bruce, Stewart, O’Brien (Tims for coffee at km 68); home via Whitton, L-W, Stevenson, Campbell
  • Purpose: Training for WWT July 06.
  • Weather: 12-19C; Winds 15 N; Mainly sunny
  • Always check blog https://arnpriorcycling.blog/ by 6 am on day of ride for latest news/corrections.

Take it or Leave it

  • Another rain-out this morning. Good call, I think. Maybe you rode? I didn’t.
  • Internet issues continue to cause pain, with several hours to-day spent on the phone with Bell. Scrambling now to get this out from across the street. Not good.
  • Group riding concerns about safe, fun rides open for discussion. Let’s talk.
  • Tour de Whitewater July 06: https://tourdewhitewater.blogspot.com/
  • RLCT June 13/14 2020. Where else would you rather be?
  • The Silver Challenge is back for the month of June: https://silverchainchallenge.ca/
  • What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLUPwzFEXaI

Okay, Stay fit, fine, firm always! Bye-bye, ac.

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“The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike” Delos Mckown

June 08/19: 175 Kms; 5 Hrs 29;  620 Metres; 10 Riders

June 09/19: 175 Kms; 5Hrs 48; 620 Metres; 10 Riders

Required Reading:

  • Next Ride: Saturday, June 15 for a 7:30 am start from Stinson’s
  • Where: Burnstown via Pakenham
  • Description: Dwyer Hill, Pakenham, Waba, W-L, Burnstown, Fraser Rd, Burnstown (Neat 61 kms), Stewartville, #508, Russett, Arnprior – Total 90 kms
  • Purpose: Training for WWT July 06.
  • Weather: 14-16C; Winds 25 SW; POP 80%
  • Always check the blog by 6 am on day of ride.
  • https://arnpriorcycling.blog/  the official website for latest news/corrections.

Take it or Leave it

Okay, Stay fit, fine, firm always! Bye-bye, ac.

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“Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people.” C M A McKinney

June 02/19: 78 Kms; 2 Hrs 30;  595 Metres; 6 Riders

Required Reading:

  • Next Ride: RLCT June 08/09
  • Where: Ottawa-Kingston-Ottawa
  • Description: Classic: 171 km/620 Metres ascent each day
  • Route: NB – Classic both days, just for a change.
  • Purpose: Good cheer, camaraderie,  a few apres-ride beers, memories
  • Weather: Who knows
  • https://arnpriorcycling.blog/  the official website for latest news/corrections.

Take it or Leave it

  • Every day has its sunshine even if the sky is cloud heavy. Great ride this morning largely due to feedback and us adapting to the conditions, as in pushing the start time by two hours and by changing the route. Good fun, albeit not without its rough patch.
  • Nothing to say. Life is short; sloth never sleeps; time passes and then we’re gone; that’s it.
  • RLCT: Green Saturday/Red Sunday
  • The Silver Challenge is back for the month of June: https://silverchainchallenge.ca/
  • What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWwEi4SNf1M

Okay, Stay fit, fine, firm always! Bye-bye, ac.

Look forward to hearing from you at arnpriorcycling@bell.nethttps://arnpriorcycling.blog; Tweets by @ArnpriorCycling. Also available on private Instagram. Please request to follow. I won’t follow back.

“The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.” GBS

June 01/19: 129 Kms; 4 Hrs 16;  706 Metres; 6 Riders

Required Reading:

  • Next Ride: Sunday, June 02 for a 7:30 am start from Stinson’s
  • Where: Burnstown via Pakenham, Waba, W-L, McLaughlin, McLeod, Fraser Rd, Burnstown, Arnprior
  • Description: 85 kms coffee at Neat at Km 64
  • Purpose: Training for RLCT, with focus on distance, time in the saddle, and elevation.
  • Weather: 14-16C; Wind NW 20; Light rain, showers 90%
  • Check the blog by 6 am to see if the ride is cancelled
  • https://arnpriorcycling.blog/  the official website for latest news/corrections.

Take it or Leave it

  • JG HB to-day but Keith was the one with the present. How did that happen?
  • Nothing to say. Legs dead but that’s the price of admission … . Life is short; sloth never sleeps; time passes and then we’re gone; that’s it.
  • RLCT: Green Saturday/Red Sunday
  • The Silver Challenge is back for the month of June: https://silverchainchallenge.ca/
  • What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOxhH8N3Bo

Okay, Stay fit, fine, firm always! Bye-bye, ac.

Look forward to hearing from you at arnpriorcycling@bell.nethttps://arnpriorcycling.blog; Tweets by @ArnpriorCycling. Also available on private Instagram. Please request to follow. I won’t follow back.

“It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.”
Thomas Jefferson