July 08: Stinsons – 124 Kms; AS 29.5; Two Riders

July 08: Gatineau – 68 Kms; 2 Hr, 36; 1089 Metres; Three Riders

July 08: Gatineau – 38 Kms; 1 Hr, 22; 677 Metres; Two Riders

So, a mixed bag this morning as each of us pursued a different course. Well, really, there were only two groups: Stinsons and the Gatineau. But, in the Gats, one of us, through lack of attention to things that matter, and with no forethought of the morrow, had a preventable bike issue. In the end, this is inexcusable.

This meant the Gat group had to separate to accommodate the lack of pace by the one of the riders. No harm done, however, as this allowed that trio to continue as planned while the chastened rider (gracefully accompanied by another rider) limped back to P3. These two got lots of leg work, so all was not lost. It’s never fun to ride the Gats in a 50/14 gear but there you have it. Lesson learned. That won’t happen again.

Speaking of forethought, the end is coming, as you know. Are you ready for la fine dei tempi? Who is ready? Theist are, I suppose – the ones with easy, rehearsed answers to life’s vexing questions, who live life wrapped in a fanciful blanket of delusional belief while running crazily towards a desert oasis, to find it’s only shimmering sunlight on desolate sand.

Many thanks to the Gat riders for, again, agreeing to a remote start. Much appreciated.

For those of you who haven’t been to the Gats, it’s well worth the effort. In fact, the plan for the rest of the season, except when it conflicts with cycle events (the actual events or event preparation) will be to ride the Gats on Saturdays. This is just a heads-up. Details to follow later in the week.

What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxHnRfhDmrk Don McLean

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

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