Sunday 90 km Mixed Ride to Andrew’s Scenic Acres – 9 am START

Something different for our first Sunday Mixed ride. A little toodle to Andrew’s Scenic Acres for butter tarts or other baked good of your choice. The wind should be at our back coming home. Come prepared for some good chat and some giggles…emphasis will be on social and fun. Expected pace, for this mixed ride, between 29 to 31 km/h. This ride is officially 90 km from start at library to finish at Arkell.

See you at the library.

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6pm Wednesday Social Ride PLUS Non-Members Try a Ride

A nice, easy paced mid-week ride is on the table for Wednesday afternoon. Let’s hope for good weather and smooth roads for our ride. In saying that, there is some chip seal on Side Road 25 just before Guelph line but at this point, it should be pretty good and nothing to be concerned about.

Pace will be around 28 or 29 km/hour in a nice social paceline where we can spin our legs and take it easy.

Gabhan will also be with us hosting a Try-a-ride for non-members, or people who are interested in checking out the club. So, if you know someone who is contemplating joining SRCC, this is the ride for them!

This is a shorter distance, but please remember your lights and wear brighter colours.

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Yoga for cyclists

I have been doing a lot of yoga for the past couple of years, practising at home almost every morning. In chatting with a friend of mine, I learned that he has created a series of yoga for cyclist videos with Canadian Cycling Magazine. I say “yoga friend” because I know him originally from going to his studio 14 years ago…he has become a cycling friend too. He is both a wonderful instructor and a crazy strong cyclist.
Anyhow, thought I would share this with the club as it is actually one of the better videos I have used, especially since he focuses on our cycling needs: hips, back, quads, hamstrings, and shoulders.

Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/xiBVCjxL5nI

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Sunday Medium Paced Long Ride with Shorter Alternative

So, Scott and I have been working together to design a slower paced, social route that will include a medium distance and longer distance for those who want to ride at the 28 to 30 km/h pace. We have created a 120 km route with a stop in St George (which I keep hearing about and need to explore) for coffee and fritters. A shorter, more traditional “medium” route of 85 km has also been created for those who would prefer the traditional SRCC “Medium”… and Scott will turn off early at Safari Road for that one.

If you are looking for long at a FAST pace then Gabhan’s ride will be for you. Our ride will be slower.

The 120 km Route with Fritter Stop

The 85 km Route with stop in Freelton

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Gravel + Shmutz on roads = 2x flats on bikes

Hi there,

I am sharing this with the club in hopes that if we all take a bit of time to complete this survey we can make a difference. I have called in a couple of times (mostly concerning the stretch along Victoria Road and the one across York Road) only to be assured that it will be taken care of. York Road only increasingly gets worse. Anyhow, Sage discovered that the following survey is occurring on September 7th. Please take the time to complete…

Have your say: Take the street sweeping survey by September 7

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Sunday “Medium” Ride to Dundas with alternate: July 15 @ 9 am

Looks like Sunday is going to be a gorgeous day with low wind and a lot of sun. Sunday’s “Medium” ride will be “medium paced”…and long in distance. A trip down to Grupetto in Dundas at a pace hovering around 28 to 30 kph. This will be a safe and friendly ride focusing on endurance.

For those of you who would prefer distances around the usual sub 100 km length, you have options to turn off early and ride across Safari Road (please see alternate map below) for 98 km.

Bring a lot of water and nutrition as it will be a longer day and will probably get quite hot. We will stop for refills as necessary.

Option 1 to Dundas (Primary Map)

Option 2 to Carlisle (Alternate Map)

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