Medium Ride and Happy Mothers Day. We are Using the same route from the ride I led a few weeks ago, however, the gravel road section has been removed from the route do to the roughness of the road as a result of the ongoing construction. We will also pass the highest point in halton region; bring some Oxygen bottles! We will stop for drinks and food in Erin with a few other re-fueling points en-route if needed. The distance to our de facto end point in Arkell is 85km. We will be focusing on riding as a safe and cohesive group. Since there are some big rollers, we will allow folks to climb at their own pace on the big hills and then we will regroup at the tops of the hills. High Temp of 15 on the forecast, dress well since it will be much cooler than that when we start.
OK, This will be of Long/Medium combination ride of sorts. Those riders that want to add a few extra miles and some intensity can loop up to Bellwood Lake and then back down and rejoin the route. Perhaps if they are good enough; catch up with the main group. The distance to our de facto end point in Arkell is 80km. We will be focusing on riding as a cohesive group and polishing some of our rusty group riding skills.
OK, I am unable to successfully operate a calendar and will not be leading the ride due to a schedule conflict. The route is popular and very nice. Some brave soul will have to assume the responsibility of ride leader that I have failed to uphold. Maryhill, Crowsfoot, the covered bridge and Elora. We (y’all) will stop for refueling in Elora.
RIDE IS ON. There may be a very brief shower around 9:30, but at least it will be warm out. Bring a rain cape if you wish for the possible showers.
Sorry for the delay in getting the route up. We will head out north, then east though Oustic, then south through Everton, then east towards Acton then dip south and come back north through Eden Mills and then Back to Guelph. We will focus on rinding a smooth and efficient social pace-line. If we are all knackered by the time we get to Eden Mills we can cut out the climb on 1st line.