May 23/15: 169 Kms; 5 Hrs 47; 1119 Metres; 14 Riders.

Lessons learned to-day as noted in the title of this post: starting and restarting after stopping is  problematic but it doesn’t have to be. There were two occasions to-day when we (I) resumed riding before everyone was ready. This was inconsiderate and caused others to expend extra effort to fill the gap. So, from now we will do the  courteous thing and wait until everyone has mounted. My apologies. I’ve always been too focused on ‘getting there’. Won’t happen again.

Okay, congratulations to everyone for a great effort and a great ride. The wind was definitely not our friend but with everyone taking turns pulling we made pretty good time. It was nice to see Elizabeth this morning. Elizabeth, I’m sorry that your ride was abbreviated and that you couldn’t join us for the complete circuit. I hope you and your dad found a way to make the most of the day, nonetheless.

Given the late hour, I don’t have time for much else. My faithful readers will probably appreciate this, right. But before signing off, we wish good luck and an injury free run to Blair’s wife in the 10 km run this evening and to Marcel in the Marathon on Sunday.

Now for the meat of this post, tomorrow’s ride. Here’s the tentative plan:

Meet at Stinsons at 8 am 8 am and ride to Almonte via Conc 10, Pakenham, Clayton Side Road, Tatlock, Wolf Grove to Equator Coffee(?); home via Martin St, Blakeney, etc. for a total distance of 93 kms+/-. Elevation gain is only 300 metres, I think. Wind is expected to be from the west, so it may be a bit of a slog on the way home. Hope you can make it. We’ll try to get back to Arnprior in a timely manner to make up for to-day’s late arrival home. It will be easy on the pedals and steady as she goes. You won’t need any extra clothing.

Bye bye, ac. Comments always welcome at arnpriorcycling@bell.net; http://www.twitter.com/ArnpriorCycling

 

Gassing Up

Gassing Up

Gassing Up

Gassing Up