The weather doesn’t look to promising currently the call will be made by 8am Sunday morning. For the route we will head out past Guelph lake then head east on 22nd and come into Belfountain on the hilly side just in time for a coffee break. On the way back we will take 10th line to the edge of Georgetown and back out on 8th which should add some climbing in to the route. We approach Guelph through Eden mills and along Arkell.
The forecast doesn’t look great, but we’ll see; the go/no-go call will be made by 8am at the latest. This is also open for the OCA try-a-ride program, if you’re not a club member. Let’s try something a bit different, a CCW loop up through Everton, and a brief stop at Thatcher Farms on 5th line at km 58. They’ve got strawberries and lots of other food and drinks there. They don’t open until 11am, so we’ll have to take our time on the road 🙂
The weather is iffy but hopefully we’ll get a ride in.
Ride description and map
UPDATE: No, not rain…Campbellville Rd underpass under the 401 is out. The alternate is Left onto Appleby from Campbellville, Right onto Limestone, Right onto Canyon, Left onto Campbell and continue with the ride. This one’s for Gabhan. He tried to make this ride happen a few times this season but it rained. Major decent down 6th Line. Bring lights.
The third TT of our 4 event time trial series is this week, with first rider starting at 7:00pm!
For 2017: Due to the ongoing road closure on 4th Line, we will be using the same course as last year, on 6th Line East.
Note the schedule for the other events in the series:
- August 16
Time trials are a great way to test your fitness. It is a race against yourself and the clock. Riders start at 1 minute intervals and the challenge is to try to catch the rider ahead of you and not to be caught by the rider behind you! No drafting is allowed.
We use the same course for each of the 4 TT events allowing you to measure your training progression throughout the season.
The course is 16.7km long, an out-and-back route on the rolling hills of Sixth Line East just north of County Road 51 (road to Ariss)
- maintain a steady power output and heart rate throughout the event
- have a smooth, regular pedalling technique
- position yourself to be extremely aerodynamic
- discipline yourself to operate just below your anaerobic threshold until near the end of the course.
- please exercise caution during the TT, especially at the turn around, as the roads are open and vehicles can be expected
- please remember that while waiting for your start to not obstruct traffic
- please remember to bring your club membership card.
Men: Andy Mill 23:41.0 42.30 km/hr July 20/16
Women: Tara MacDonald 26:55.6 37.21 km/hr May 18/16
Meeting Location: Start Line – 6th Line East, just north of County Road 51 (road to Ariss)
Meeting Time: Sign-in: 6:45pm, First rider start: 7:00pm