We haven’t done this in a while. The map indicates the official end point at Watson and York but Watson and Stone makes more sense so let’s end it there.
We face the possibility of thunder storms again tomorrow and, as usual, the call will be posted at 5:00pm. If there is a t-storm warning on Weather Network the ride will be cancelled. However, weather in our immediate vicinity may be fine and an unofficial group may show up to ride. Use your own judgment and do what feels right for you.
RIDE CANCELLED: T-storm warnings and radar indicate there is some activity heading our way. Ride at your own risk. It might rain tomorrow but it might not. So we’ll plan to head out to the familiar 8km square north of Guelph Lake for some challenging yet invigorating intervals (4-5). Usually it’s 2 squad pursuit depending on the numbers.
This is Megaloops. The idea is to ride the 21km (mega)loop twice and head for home. For fun, in the past, we would split the group in two at Arkell and send one squad off 30 seconds ahead of the other. One group tries to catch while the other attempts to stay away until the end. It encourages teamwork. You could think of it as a TTT pursuit. They’re doing it at le Tour this year so why not? A rotating paceline works best for this. Come to the front when you are able, if not rest up. If you do rest up don’t pull through like gangbusters and gap the man (or lady) on front. Doesn’t help the cause. Bring a road bike, of course. Be safe, don’t overlap wheels.