Our first attempt at a Time Trial was not a stunning success! However it's still fun to see how we all progress through the season.
We'll meet at the Turvey and head up to the Brandt house on Hwy 6.
We'll do the TT on the 734, it's 10 KM of smooth pavement that will help you achieve your very best time!
See you Monday,
Mark and Theresa.
The weather looks like it will be superb tomorrow. As I mentioned last week, I think we should head out to Condie and start from there. We'll ride into Lumsden and around the area, the pavement is superb and there is not much traffic so I think it will be a fun night for all.
After the ride I propose that we have a little tailgate party? There's a nice picnic area with a big gazebo that we can use and plenty of tables. You might want to bring a camp chair and warm jacket though. We'll bring some chips and dip type stuff, you bring whatever you want to drink.
Now every time I've sent the Spokesmen out, there is always one or two who manage to miss the turn or ? I expect better of the Spoke n' Hot riders!
Head out on Hwy 11 to Exit A, instead of turning right like we always do, turn left following the sign to Condie. After about 1.4 KM turn left on to Condie rd, then after 200 meters turn left again into the Nature reserve. Follow the road, taking your first left so that you going to the north side of the lake. That's where the big parking lot is. Just follow the road.
Meet at 6:15, riding by 6:30. Refreshments and conversation at 8'ish!
Mark and Theresa
Well we certainly cannot complain about the weather. 33C for Monday!
We took a ride out on Highway 1 yesterday to Pinkie rd. Unfortunately the off ramp from the 1 to Pinkie has now been closed and torn up. To get on Pinkie from Hwy 1 means taking the service road therefore crossing Hwy 1. Frankly, it's a mess and we're not comfortable riding through it.
So for the next little while we will be meeting at the Turvey Centre and riding from there. So for Monday, meet at 6'ish Turvey Centre, 100 Armour rd.
We do have another option that may be worth considering...
Last week the Spokesmen parked at the Condie nature reserve and rode the 734 into Lumsden and back. The road is freshly paved and by all accounts was an excellent ride with some hill options in Lumsden. There's a little more traffic and no shoulder but it's still pretty quiet.
It would be a no-brainer except for getting into and out of the parking lot. There's about 100 metres of gravel. Now, all the riders bar one had no problem getting through it and he admitted that he wasn't paying attention, ( he was riding pretty slow and hit a deep patch, wasn't hurt just embarrassed.) but there is no question that you will need to be careful as you ride it. You could actually walk it, come to think of it.
If you have the time this week, take a ride/drive out there and have a look. Go out on the 11 and instead of turning right on Exit A like we always do, turn left crossing the Highway. About 500 metres, then turn left again for the Condie Nature reserve. That's where the gravel is, 100 metres, then turn left into the park.
We're thinking about it for the 17 July ride, so let us know.
Mark and Theresa
We're lucky to have a very accomplished Yoga Instructor in our Group who is putting on a session for cyclists. Allison Worby is hosting a Yoga for cyclists workshop on July 14th at 7pm
It's a fact that good core strength and flexibility can help you be a better, more comfortable cyclist so check it out!
I tend to be the noisy one, Theresa and the Ride Leaders are the real story.