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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

May 20/19: 70 Kms; 2 Hrs 30;  449 Metres; 6 Riders

Essential Reading:

  • Next Ride: Saturday, May 25  for a 7:00 am start from Stinson’s (to be confirmed)
  • Where: Pembroke (Details to follow mid-week)
  • Description: 170 km cycle; 762 Metres; Turnaround point Pembroke (85(?) kms)
  • Purpose: training for RLCT, with focus on distance, time in the saddle, and elevation.
  • Weather:
  • 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

  • To-day’s ride lived up to its billing. Easy going except for the 12 kms out-and-back from Burnstown to Fraser road, where JG and I chased down MB – who was in full time-trial mode; and then, for the final 7 kms on Russett, where we each went deep into the red, like Moses parting the waves, for the others to follow. You just s/h been there.
  • What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40YzTpxrdZQ

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.

She used to work in a diner
Never saw a woman look finer
I used to order just to watch her float across the floor …

Somewhere on a desert highway
She rides a Harley-Davidson
Her long blonde hair flying in the wind
She’s been running half her life …

You know it ain’t easy
You got to hold on
She was an unknown legend in her time
Now she’s dressing two kids
Looking for a magic kiss …  NY

May 19/19: 83 Kms; 2 Hrs 49;  421 Metres; 5 Riders

Essential Reading:

  • Next Ride: Monday, May 20 for a 7:30 am start from Stinson’s
  • Where: Burnstown via Meyer Rd, Waba, Campbell, W-L, Kippen; #508, Stewartville
  • Description: 70 km cycle; 350 Metres; Turnaround point Burnstown (49 kms); No Coffee stop!
  • Purpose: Recovery Ride, high cadence and easy effort
  • Weather: 15-23 Celsius; wind SW 20; cloudy with showers
  • Next Weekend – 170 kms Pembroke; KO road boss; Details to follow
  • 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

  • Another windy slog that eventually paid dividends when we turned the corner for home at Carp. Very nice indeed. Five compatible cyclists, equally capable and cooperative, and all in high spirits – some from a late night of spirits. Not to have been missed. You just should have been there!
  • Monday’s ride is for recovery. New comers welcome. No racing, just conversation and relaxed cycling. Bring your rain coat, however.
  • What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYHJRhRym1U

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 has actually convinced people that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place, full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish, where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever ’til the end of time!    But He loves you. He loves you, and He needs money! He always needs money! He’s all-powerful, all-perfect, all-knowing, and all-wise, somehow just can’t handle money!”     George Carlin