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.

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

June 08/19: 175 Kms; 5 Hrs 29;  620 Metres; 10 Riders

June 09/19: 175 Kms; 5Hrs 48; 620 Metres; 10 Riders

Required Reading:

  • Next Ride: Saturday, June 15 for a 7:30 am start from Stinson’s
  • Where: Burnstown via Pakenham
  • Description: Dwyer Hill, Pakenham, Waba, W-L, Burnstown, Fraser Rd, Burnstown (Neat 61 kms), Stewartville, #508, Russett, Arnprior – Total 90 kms
  • Purpose: Training for WWT July 06.
  • Weather: 14-16C; Winds 25 SW; POP 80%
  • Always check the blog by 6 am on day of ride.
  • https://arnpriorcycling.blog/  the official website for latest news/corrections.

Take it or Leave it

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 does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people.” C M A McKinney

June 02/19: 78 Kms; 2 Hrs 30;  595 Metres; 6 Riders

Required Reading:

  • Next Ride: RLCT June 08/09
  • Where: Ottawa-Kingston-Ottawa
  • Description: Classic: 171 km/620 Metres ascent each day
  • Route: NB – Classic both days, just for a change.
  • Purpose: Good cheer, camaraderie,  a few apres-ride beers, memories
  • Weather: Who knows
  • https://arnpriorcycling.blog/  the official website for latest news/corrections.

Take it or Leave it

  • Every day has its sunshine even if the sky is cloud heavy. Great ride this morning largely due to feedback and us adapting to the conditions, as in pushing the start time by two hours and by changing the route. Good fun, albeit not without its rough patch.
  • Nothing to say. Life is short; sloth never sleeps; time passes and then we’re gone; that’s it.
  • RLCT: Green Saturday/Red Sunday
  • The Silver Challenge is back for the month of June: https://silverchainchallenge.ca/
  • What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWwEi4SNf1M

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 fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality.” GBS

June 01/19: 129 Kms; 4 Hrs 16;  706 Metres; 6 Riders

Required Reading:

  • Next Ride: Sunday, June 02 for a 7:30 am start from Stinson’s
  • Where: Burnstown via Pakenham, Waba, W-L, McLaughlin, McLeod, Fraser Rd, Burnstown, Arnprior
  • Description: 85 kms coffee at Neat at Km 64
  • Purpose: Training for RLCT, with focus on distance, time in the saddle, and elevation.
  • Weather: 14-16C; Wind NW 20; Light rain, showers 90%
  • Check the blog by 6 am to see if the ride is cancelled
  • https://arnpriorcycling.blog/  the official website for latest news/corrections.

Take it or Leave it

  • JG HB to-day but Keith was the one with the present. How did that happen?
  • Nothing to say. Legs dead but that’s the price of admission … . Life is short; sloth never sleeps; time passes and then we’re gone; that’s it.
  • RLCT: Green Saturday/Red Sunday
  • The Silver Challenge is back for the month of June: https://silverchainchallenge.ca/
  • What I’m listening to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOxhH8N3Bo

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.

“It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.”
Thomas Jefferson

Required Reading:

  • Next Ride: Saturday, June 01 for a 7:30 am start from Stinson’s
  • Where: Quyon via Russett, #508, Anderson/Millar, L-W, Renfrew, Bruce, Castelford Rd, Johnston, Storyland, Portage, Bristol, Norway Bay, Quyon, Fitzroy, etc – bring $$ for Ferry
  • Description: 121 kms with no coffee stop; bring road ready food gels, energy bars
  • Purpose: Training for RLCT, with focus on distance, time in the saddle, and elevation.
  • Weather: 12-18C; Wind E&SE 15; cloudy then a mix of sun and cloud
  • https://arnpriorcycling.blog/  the official website for latest news/corrections.

Take it or Leave it

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.

“To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell.” Marquis de Sade

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