It’s looking lovely out there – cool, but sunny. Bring your long sleeves and tail lights. We’ll go over a few items before heading out: communication, half wheeling and overlapping. Wednesday rides have been progressing really well. See you shortly.
RIDE IS ON. There may be a very brief shower around 9:30, but at least it will be warm out. Bring a rain cape if you wish for the possible showers.
Sorry for the delay in getting the route up. We will head out north, then east though Oustic, then south through Everton, then east towards Acton then dip south and come back north through Eden Mills and then Back to Guelph. We will focus on rinding a smooth and efficient social pace-line. If we are all knackered by the time we get to Eden Mills we can cut out the climb on 1st line.
Note the 6:30 start, and bring blinky lights if you got ’em!
Some things for the ‘B’ group to strive for during this ride:
Keep it steady and organized – We’ll target an average pace of 30 – 32 kph, so sometimes we’ll roll faster and sometimes slower, depending on the grade and group capacity. Avoid surging and excessive braking, and look to anticipate and adjust smoothly to changes in pace on hills, corners, etc.
Smooth, consistent rotations – At the front, let’s keep the rotations going at 30s – 3m intervals max, depending on how riders are feeling. When rotating, avoid shooting off the front in order to clear your colleague’s wheel. An uber-graceful transition can be achieved with just a very slight increase in effort from the advancing (left-side) rider and a like decrease in effort from the retreating (right-side) rider. Like butter. No need for big accelerations or decelerations.
Practice safe riding! – Avoid half-wheeling and sudden movements, and maintain good communication up and down the line.
And of course, let’s have fun riding bicycles! Look around, soak up the scenery… the evening is looking just swell!
‘A’ Group: Go fast, but be good to each other! Maybe save the pirate tactics until at least the halfway point of the route. 😉