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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.

Send comments to arnpriorcycling@bell.net;  Please don’t reply to the emails from WordPress under the name Arnprior Cycling; The Official Blog is: https://arnpriorcycling.blog; Tweets by @ArnpriorCycling. Also available on Instagram. Please request to follow. I won’t follow back.

“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.

Look forward to hearing from you at arnpriorcycling@bell.net;  Please don’t reply to the emails from WordPress under the name Arnprior Cycling; The Official Blog is here: https://arnpriorcycling.blog; Tweets by @ArnpriorCycling. Also available on private Instagram. Please request to follow. I won’t follow back.

“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.

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

May 26/19: 168 Kms; 5 Hrs 25;  900 Metres; 11 Riders

Essential Reading:

  • Next Ride: Saturday, June 01 for a 7:00 am start from Stinson’s (to be confirmed)
  • Where:
  • Description:
  • Purpose: training for RLCT, with focus on distance, time in the saddle, and elevation.
  • Weather:
  • https://arnpriorcycling.blog/  the official website for latest news/corrections.

Take it or Leave it

  • Great ride this morning to Pembroke into the jaws of a fierce wind, blowing hard for 88 kms but oh so sweet when we turned for home at the Big Truck Stop – mind blowing. So much fun. We were all TdF cyclists for a couple of hours. Fantastic. Totally charged from the effort. Finding it hard to come down. Elation is a drug. You just s/h been there.
  • What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBJRD1VkxmI

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.

“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” anon

Required Reading

  • Next Ride Sunday May 26 for a 7:00 am start from Stinson’s
  • Where: Pembroke
  • Description: 167 km cycle; 762 Metres; Turnaround point Pembroke via
    Campbell Dr, Usborne, Brae Loch, Stevenson Dr, River Rd
    Storyland Rd, Four Corners, Chenaux, Magnesium
    Mine View past Jack Ferguson’s to Bully’s Acres
    Kohlsmith Rd, Mansel Hill past Rev Minn’s
    Forester’s Falls Rd past Gypsy Lane, Harold Gilchrist’s and home of the Agnes
    Hwy 17, Astrolabe past Harry the Hawk’s and the old Creamery
    Gould St past Ricky the Rattler’s, Cobden Main
    Snake River Line past past Big Norm’s, Jimmy the Tooth, and Gramma Poff’s
    Mountain View Rd past the 241 Hall and Margaret Childerhose’s
    Right on Stafford 3rd Line past Aunt Ida’s, Frog Pond School, and the original Diefenbunker
    Left on White Water Rd toward Earl Sarr’s
    Right on Hwy 41 past Eddy Cowie’s, Frankie Witt’s and Ted Sarr’s
    through Shady Nook, Irving Big Stop 87.3 km
    Mud Lake Rd past June Carmody’s
    Robinson Rd past Jack Wilson’s
    Greenwood Rd Past Randy Wright’s
    Beachburg Rd past Barry Thrasher’s
    Beachburg, Foresters Falls Rd
    Queens Line Rd past the old Oattes homestead
    Storyland Rd, RR, Stevenson Dr, Brae Loch
    Campbell, Stinson’s 79.7km: Total 167.0 km
  • Purpose: training for RLCT, with focus on distance, time in the saddle, and elevation.
  • Breakfast at the Irving Truck Stop at kilometre 87.3
  • Weather: 14-20C, with WNW winds 25, a mix of sun and clouds
  • https://arnpriorcycling.blog/  the official website for latest news/corrections

Take it or Leave it

  • In future, all rides will be posted as ‘on’ and will be cancelled only at the last minute, as in at 5 or 6 am the morning of the ride. The idea is to ride if at all possible and not to cancel a ride prematurely.
  • What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yCQraOX4Bw

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.

“Atheism is a non-prophet organization” George Carlin

Essential Reading

  • Saturday, May 25  Group Ride cancelled due to rain in the forecast, as in
  • Rain likely, Thunder possible. High around 15C. Winds SE at 25 kms. Chance of rain 90%.
  • Next Ride: Sunday 26
  • Where: Pembroke (details to follow on Saturday afternoon)
  • Description: 168 km cycle; 762 Metres; Turnaround point Pembroke
  • Purpose: training for RLCT, with focus on distance, time in the saddle, and elevation.
  • Breakfast at the Irving Truck Stop at kilometre 87.3
  • Weather: pending info
  • Now is a good time to reacquaint yourself with the Disclaimer Page
  • https://arnpriorcycling.blog/  the official website for latest news/corrections

Take it or Leave it

  • And the light shines in the darkness. We all break down, become dust eventually; in the interim (before the – ) we need elation, joy, pleasure; and, comfort – above all. Does the wellspring matter: addiction, nature, art, sport, relationships? I know drinking alone is bereft of meaning.
  • What I’m listening to: https://www.bilibili.com/video/av21918956/

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.

“Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man?” Friedrich Nietzche