An unusual one for the season finale, this route takes us along River Road through downtown Hespeler where there are a couple of traffic lights and a large roundabout to navigate. After that it’s smooth sailing until we hit a short gravel section across highway 7. We’re soon on familiar roads all the way home. The ride ends officially before Woodlawn Road. Bring both front and rear lights because we may be pushing daylight on this one. It’s been a great season, thanks for coming out!
Ride Cancelled: Storm cells are tracking to pour all over the ride. We will take in a lot of scenic roads as we head through Dundas and Ancaster. We will stop in for a bite to eat in Waterdown after tackling Sydenham Hill. The weather looks like it should be perfect for a long day in the saddle.
2 Bergs and a Col. Pay attention to this loopy route. For the B ride everyone will regroup after the first descent of the Berg on Watson, and after the descent of the Col by Leslie. After the second time up and over the Berg, it is everyone for themselves to the finish. The A ride can hammer away with a little more aggression. Everyone should bring lights as the sun is setting a little earlier.
Since it’s the last Thursday of the month, we’re heading to the Wooly after the ride. The patio may or may not be open, but it will be down to about 11 degrees by then.
Update: sunny weather, great temperatures, weather reports are stupid (“40% chance of <1mm at 7:00"): let's go.
I think that a short trip down Watson and back up Victoria, with some interesting hills, might be fun as sunset creeps earlier. Please bring lights, just in case. (Confusingly, the weather forecast is calling for a probability of misty rain in the late afternoon. I will see how it develops and make a go/no-go decision before 4:30.)