For those of you not doing the Tour de Guelph here is an alternative ride. The actual distance back to our stoping point in Arkel is 97km. We have the option to shorten or lengthen the route depending on what people want to do before or once we are out on the road. No one will be asked to do a longer ride than they would wish to do. Food stop in Bellfountain.
UPDATE: RIDE IS ON. Forecast says there is a chance of showers so you might get some sprinkles (there’s a small cell approaching but no alerts in affect). NOTE: Andrew Wayne will be your ride leader. The ride takes us into enemy territory so memorize the map below and keep your heads up. Be careful crossing Hwy’s 6 and 7. The descent on Cooper St in Hespeler is fast and there is construction at the bottom. Don’t miss the quick turn on Fisher Mills off Beaverdale Rd to get to Chilligo. Woolwich/Guelph Townline north of Hwy 7 is hardpack dirt (you’ll like it). The end of the official club ride is the corner of Silvercreek and Woodlawn by the Super 8 Motel. (Pub night at the Wooly is next week Thursday).
The second 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:
- July 19
- 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
RIDE CANCELLED (to be on the safe side as thunderstorms are predicted at 7:30). Any one interested in an un-official ride can meet at the library. The weather report isn’t looking great at the moment, but fingers crossed that things change by Tuesday. The call to cancel will be made by 5:00PM, so keep an eye on the website. We will take another shot at Gabhan’s ride from last week. Bring lights!