I’m going to call this one “Wilfred’s way” since it was inspired by Wilfred’s cancelled ride a while ago. Be careful crossing highway 7 and bring lights. Start time is 6:00 See you there!
Update: Ride cancelled. Looks rainy and will be slipery -no use getting our drivetrains all mucked up considering all the nice riding weather we’ve had and the good forcast. We will meet at the parking area off of Victoria Road just South of the Eramosa river at 6:30 PM. The route will be an easy-paced tour of some of the trails by Arkel. Probably a couple of hours but bring lights if you have them. Since the Weather forecast is iffy, I’ll make the final call around 5:00PM on Monday
Finally the mountain bike rides are starting! Logs have been cleared, trails are drying up – it’s time to ride. For the first ride of the season we’ll meet at the west side of the pedestrian bridge in riverside park. The ride will be a gentle shakedown of the GORBA trails and we can discuss what people want for future rides.
UPDATE at 5:20 PM Ride Cancelled. Gonna go talk to my Bookie. I need to find a way to monetize the perfect correlation between me being ride leader and rain. Commodities? Hydroelectric utilities? Wagering? Anyway, if the ride goes ahead, here is the route – a classic ramble though Wellington County. On 124 and the small section of 7 through Rockwood we’ll go single file. There is also a small gravel section on 22 north of Everton but we’re all good with that – right? The rest of the roads are in fair shape but everybody be their usual careful selves. Final go/no-go call will be made at 5PM Thursday.