Sunday 07/21, 8am – A/B/C options

A combined-ish ride taking us up through Fergus, Elora, West Montrose, Maryhill, and returning to the north end of the city. This will be a combined start for the A/B/C groups (final groupings determined at the library). The A/B group will have a longer option if they wish to continue down to Hespeler and arrive back in Guelph via the South End.

Coffee stop in Elora.

Note: we will be taking a 8km section of the Elora-Cataract rail trail to arrive in Fergus (Because it’s me, and I always love me some gravel). Hard-packed gravel, nothing to worry about, folks. A little Vitamin G never hurt anyone.

C route:

A/B route extension:

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Thursday Rides – July 18th, 6:30PM

The weekend could be raining so try to come join our ride tonight!

Our routes today will take us zig-zagging west to the hopefully still fresh tarmac on 30 Sideroad (If its chip sealed I apologize in advance), down 4th and 1st before returning back up Watson.

The A group will add in Mountsberg and Col Du Watson to ensure that they are properly tired.

B/C Route

A Route

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Wednesday Social Ride A, B & C – July 17th, 6:30PM

There is a possibility of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening tomorrow so a call will be made by 5:30 at the latest if the ride is a No Go. As always, please do not block the entrance doors to the library. Two routes: an A & B and a slightly shortened course for the C group (two maps below) being led by Kelly.

Let’s all remember to maintain a good cohesive social paceline on the rides with a lot of communication up and down the paceline. If people take off from the front, we do not chase them, this is a social ride where we will be working on group riding skills.

Three pace levels for Wednesday, check the new schedule for details.

Wednesday A: 28-30 km/h average
Wednesday B: 26-28 km/h average 
Wednesday C: 24-26 km/h average

A/B Ride

C Ride

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CANCELLED Club TT #3 – July 16/19

TT CANCELLED. Although it doesn’t look too bad right now, up to 70% POP chance a bit later on, potentially thunderstorms.

The third TT of our 4 event time trial series is this week, with first rider starting at 7:00pm!

For 2019: 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 20

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)

TIPS

  • 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.

REMINDER

  • 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

Course Record:
Men: Andy Mill           23:14.9      43.09 km/hr      August 16/18
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

RESULTS
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Sunday July 14th 8 AM C Ride

Gorgeous conditions predicted for a classic CW loop that takes us down Watsonburg, past Crief and into Hespeler for a halfway stop at Creme Cafe (bring some cash for that). Then we continue up Chilligo to Maryhill, Ariss and back home all in time for lunch. EC says we’ll have a cool start of 15 degrees with no humidity and almost no wind and finishing under complete sun and 21 degrees. We’ll be riding at a leisurely 26 to 28 kph average. Apply your sunscreen under your arm warmers (weird!).

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SUNDAY JULY 14th|A/B ROUTE|130K ST GEORGE FRITTER RIDE – 8AM START

Sunday is looking like a beauty day so let’s head out at 8am from the library for a 130K scenic spin down to St George. We’ll twist our way down on some great roads and stop for cafe/fritters in the village. Then we’ll make our way back through Harrisburg; Sheffield; Valens and the Col D’Watson. This is the same route for A & B group so if we have enough people we can run both groups. This route should be great! See you Saturday!

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