RIDE CANCELLED. The forecast suggests that the roads might be dry by 6:30 and the average wind speed might be tolerable by 7:30 but the gusts will make any group ride less social than it should be.
The plan is to ride through some quiet places, south on Fourth and back up Watson. It could be a nice day to take advantage of the late sunset; hopefully less “exciting” than last week.
For “Try a Ride”, please arrive a couple of minutes before 6:30.
The weather forecast is a bit silly (high probability of a thunderstorm with about 1mm of rain). So, think happy thoughts at 4:00 and I will make a go/no-go decision before 5:00.
Update: Let’s go. The cycling gods have been appeased.
For the first social ride in May, I am told that the Club’s Executive sacrificed a pair of mid-priced carbon wheels to ensure that the weather would be good.
So, let’s try the route from two weeks ago: a cruise around the east side of Guelph. Please remember that it starts at 6:30 this time. We should be back home in time but, just in case, bring lights.
Think happy thoughts. The forecast is suggesting that there may be rain nearby so, by 5:00, I will confirm that the ride is going ahead.
Update: looking out side is very confusing. There are enough nasty looking clouds that I think that it is safer to cancel the official ride. I will look again at 5:30 and, if it clears up then I may ride unofficially.
For the last fun ride of the season, I have chosen a short route over some familiar roads with lots of greenery. Sunset is coming early, so please bring a light.
Again this week, the weather forecast is pretty stupid: i.e. 40% probability that it will rain less than 1mm. Last week’s ride was great. I will make the go/no-go decision for this ride before 4:30.
UPDATE 2: The official Ride is cancelled today: rain seems to be moving in fast and would make for a wet ride home.
A simple ride: down on Watson and Victoria before returning on First Line. Please bring a light and, if you have one, membership card. If not, please read the Club’s safe riding advice first.
Wednesday’s ride is relatively short this time: it dips into “Hamilton” for a couple of km. and has some interesting hills.
Remember: this will be the first time this year using the summer start time: 6:30. Hopefully, the temperature will also be summer-like. Please bring lights and your membership card, just in case.