Wednesday Social Ride | May 17, 6:30PM

Well, we froze last Wednesday…
A little longer distance this week at 50K to downtown or 41K to the official finish in Arkel. The usual requirements, fun loving attitudes, membership cards and lights are always a good idea. Be sure to check out the Safety and Skills page and General Ride Info. Expect that we may split into two groups if the warm weather brings out many riders. Usually we try to do a slightly faster and/or more experienced group followed by a slightly slower and/or less experienced group. Some really great long time club members will be joining us tonight and providing a bit of extra help where needed. We look forward to a good safe ride and seeing everyone. Summertime in May.

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Club TT #1 – Wed. May 17/17

The first 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:

  • June 21
  • 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)

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
  • please remember to bring your club membership card.

Course Record:
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

RESULTS
TBD

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Tuesday A Ride | May 16, 6:30 pm

Let’s try some hill repeats for general fitness or anyone racing the Steve Bauer Classic on Saturday which features the Effingham climb. For our purposes we’ll use Col du Watson (x 5). After each interval regroup at Watson and Leslie maintaining a reasonable but not gruelling pace around the 7km loop to hit it hard on the climb each time.

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Tuesday May 16, 2017 @6:30pm B ride

The ride will take us north towards Guelph lake and travel east through Everton and Eden Mills. We will average 32-35km/h pace, placing emphasis on riding tight to the right in a controlled steady effort. Bring your membership cards to ride! FacebooktwittermailFacebooktwittermail

Sunday Long May 14th 9:00am

Looks like with weather should be good for a sunny mother’s day ride. We start by heading out north past Guelph lake then heading east until heading up 6th line. Then continue north making a loop around Fergus and head into Elora for a coffee break at Ashanti Coffee. Post break we head west down Middlebrook and back along Guelph Townline and return past Guelph lake. A high on 13 degrees is the current forecast so dress accordingly.

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Sunday May 14th Medium ride | 9:00 AM

Medium Ride and Happy Mothers Day. We are Using the same route from the ride I led a few weeks ago, however, the gravel road section has been removed from the route do to the roughness of the road as a result of the ongoing construction. We will also pass the highest point in halton region; bring some Oxygen bottles! We will stop for drinks and food in Erin with a few other re-fueling points en-route if needed. The distance to our de facto end point in Arkell is 85km. We will be focusing on riding as a safe and cohesive group. Since there are some big rollers, we will allow folks to climb at their own pace on the big hills and then we will regroup at the tops of the hills. High Temp of 15 on the forecast, dress well since it will be much cooler than that when we start.

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