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  • #39017

    bill2012
    Participant

    Hi!

    Jason has registered an official ride starting at 9 AM, Monday – 22 May 2017 from the St. Jacob’s market.

    Dawn will lead a recreational group in the range of approximately 50 km. Route to follow.

    If there is someone interested in leading a faster or longer group, post here. Both groups don’t need to follow the same route. If you would like some route suggestions, post the general direction and I can provide a suggested route.

    This will resemble,

    http://waterloocyclingclub.ca/cx/rides/saturday-adventure-ride

    You must be a 2017 member of Waterloo Cycling Club. Register here:

    http://waterloocyclingclub.ca/membership

    Note: If there is still interest in a Monday evening ride, that can still go, but we would need a ride leader. A volunteer should post a separate post with details. If nobody volunteers, the Monday evening ride will be cancelled.

    Have a great weekend!

    #39020

    Kevin Gibson
    Participant

    I can lead a faster/longer ride on Monday. I’ll post a route, hopefully by Saturday afternoon. I’ll aim for something a little longer, hopefully with a bakery stop somewhere along the way.

    #39023

    Gabriel
    Participant

    Kevin, Why am I not surprised by your bakery stop? 🙂
    I will do my best to join you guys.
    Cheers and enjoy your weekend

    #39032

    Kevin Gibson
    Participant

    I have a route planned. It`s a little long, mostly because I felt like going south for a change, and we have to get through the city first.

    We`ll use the Laurel and Iron hose trails to get through town. Then through Homer Watson park and over the 401 at Conestoga College. Up the climb on Langdon Drive, then south to Sudden forest for some trail fun. Then mostly west, past Ayr (we can detour into town if needed) Then we head mostly north, crossing the Nith river a few times, with a potential stop in Plattsville. There looks to be some forested trails in Baden I would like to see, then we are on mostly paved roads on the way back, aside for the gravel descent on Wilmot line.

    At km 53, there is a bridge across the Nith that may or may not work – it`s an adventure ride, right?

    https://www.strava.com/routes/8803142

    #39035

    francqlife
    Moderator

    That looks awesome.

    Now, to choose the bike…

    Single Speed? CX Race Rig? Tandem? or 1982 Vintage?

    #39037

    Gabriel
    Participant

    Looks great, Kevin. Thanks for putting this together. Looking forward to the ride.
    FYI, there are no nice bakeries in Plattsville:) . The Trail Edge Tavern offers good American style food but I don’t think we want to have a full meal during the ride or stop for too long.
    At best it would be a good stop for refilling water bottles and light snacks.
    See you all tomorrow.

    #39038

    Susan J
    Participant

    So the bridge in Ayr… I played the just-how-closed-is-this-road? game about a year-and-a-half ago. Haven’t gone that way since. I wish it was a better option, because I live just north of Ayr and ride Nith Rd a lot.

    You actually have to hike along the edge of a short stretch of private property to get to the bridge, and it does say it’s closed to pedestrians–which I take to mean the township doesn’t maintain or safety inspect it in any way, so if you fall through a rotten plank, you’re on your own. There may also have been a fence you had to lift your bike over–don’t quite remember.

    But, as you said, it is an adventure ride!

    #39039

    kmorgan
    Participant

    That bridge is intact. I take it quite often. It does, however, kind of feel like you’re riding through someone’s front lawn.

    #39040

    kmorgan
    Participant

    I would also suggest you take Brant Waterloo rd instead of Glen Morris Rd from Beke – it’s more fun and gravel and less busy.

    #39041

    Mark W
    Participant

    I wanted to put in at least 100km on Monday and this will be more fun than a road ride. See everyone in the morning!

    #39042

    Kevin Gibson
    Participant

    Route updated. I switched to Bant-Waterloo Road instead of Glen Morris from Beke. Bant Waterloo is not marked on gravelmap.com. I do like the descent on W River rd, but it is a little loose and sketchy.

    Also cut out the bridge at Ayr – probably best not to cross someone’s lawn, especially with all our WCC kits. Jason could get some angry e-mails… We can save the “adventure” for Sudden Forest and the Wilmot Recreation Complex trails (if they work…)

    Yeah, with a holiday tomorrow, our cafe/bakery choices will probably be limited. Likely going to be convenience store gatorade and twinkies…

    Alain, your commitment to singlespeed is fantastic. I prefer my SSCX in 45 minute doses, not 5 hours. Next week is Turas Mor, so your vintage will get its time in the sun.

    #39044

    TarynLeigh
    Participant

    I’m in!

    I will hop on at Glasgow and the Iron Horse Trail!

    #39045

    bill2012
    Participant

    Here is the route for Dawn’s recreational adventure,

    https://www.strava.com/routes/8816154

    Expect a pace around 19 kph and a stop for Coffee and Treats at the Berlin Bike Cafe – they are open tomorrow! 🙂

    #39048

    motorsmitty
    Participant

    I’m hoping to catch on with you guys at Roseville Rd/Whistle Bare area around 10am. If I’m not there carry on.

    #39049

    francqlife
    Moderator

    Just watched Kill Bill,tonight.

    And so Gibson-san. My weapon of choice.

    Will be my KindHumam Kudu.

    Arigato Gosaimas.

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