Update … .

Hello. I’m writing this from the comfort of the Mamie Clafoutis Wesboro Boulangerie – a very nice place. I’m sipping a hot americano and munching a pumpkin muffin. I’m thinking of the morrow. My bicycle is in the capable hands of Alistair at Cyclelogik. I await his welcoming text telling me all is well. Alas, all is not well. I just heard what I didn’t want to hear; and while I love Campagnolo, not today. So, no bike but no issues, as in N+1. As the Scout’s say, Be Prepared. Smile, breathe, and go slowly.

Snow is falling and the wind has kicked up. It’s definitely not cycling weather. But, we are nothing if not intrepid wanderers impatient for our next cycling fix. And, like a battery with only one terminal attached, we don’t spark until connected with two feet to our alfresco passion. These are now the days of dwindling light, gloominess, and cold. It’s not easy to saddle-up these mornings but it’s worth the effort. ‘Trust me’ just like Richard Nixon said. You won’t be disappointed.

Plug yourself into the moment. You’ll be alive and alert, and happy.

Here’s the tentative plan for Saturday:

Sweet & Sassy Sweet & Sassy 8:00 am 8:00 am(two minute rule in force) Ride to Burnstown via RR and L-W and Goshen; home via McLeod, McLaughlin, W-L for a total distance of 64 kms/476 metres. No coffee until back at S&S. Weather as of now, full sunshine from 7 am to 10 am; winds SW 30+; Temperature +1. Dress accordingly. Hope to see you there.

NB: Check for an updated blog post by 6:30 am in the event of cancellation of the ride.

Group riding – Mandatory Reading
https://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/how-to-ride-in-a-group-44624/

Ask yourself, where else would you rather be when the alarm rings on Saturday morning than on your bicycle pedalling away the fatty bits? You know you’ll just want to be there.

What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIXh0JNvuHs Tracey  Chapman

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

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May 24/08 Pembroke Bound