Gravel Adventure for Saturday, 23 Dec 2017

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  • #40891

    bill2012

    It is a busy time of year and so far nobody has volunteered to lead this week’s ride. I could squeeze in a short one (~2.5 hours) if people are interested. If someone is looking for a longer ride, then you welcome to lead.

    Is there anyone interested in a traditional “gravel” ride?

    If it is gravel, I would try gravel, but I’m anticipating that it could be quite icy. If icy, then I would revert to pavement.

    If there is no interest in traditional gravel, then I will include some trails which would mean fatter tires would be recommended.

    What are you sayin’?

    #40892

    Mark Buckaway

    Well, I’m interesting in riding. Didn’t get out Monday. Kevin was away Thursday. 2-2.5 hrs is fine.

    If I there wasn’t something going on, I would have ridden to Sunnycrest Bakery or something (hint, hint). Yes, they have great cinnamon buns and the closing up for January starting 3pm Sat.

    I suspect given the snow, it would actually be safer on the gravel away from traffic, but I defer to the guys who have been doing this for years.

    Mark

    #40893

    Dave

    I will ride. See you in the morning

    #40894

    Craig N

    I’m down for either. Just need to know which bike I should bring.

    Cheers,
    Craig

    #40895

    bill2012

    Not that I really need a cinnamon bun the size of my head, but once you’ve had one it is hard to say no…

    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26631064

    This is roughly 50/50 gravel/paved. It is certainly intended for CX bikes. There is a good chance I will be on my gravel bike, but if my legs seems fresh in the morning I may ride the tank make sure I earn that delicious nutrition. 🙂

    #40896

    bill2012

    We did get some freezing drizzle last night. Treated surfaces seem okay. Untreated surfaces are pretty icy. If others are up for giving it a try, so am I. Apple Grove is right after the start and should give a good idea of how things look. If I don’t like what I see there I will turn around and head for home.

    Please let me know what you are thinking?

    #40897

    Mark Buckaway

    Let’s Ride. Kevin and I rode in white out conditions two weeks ago.

    If things get too bad, we just take a shorter route to the bakery 🙂

    Mark

    #40898

    bill2012

    Okay.

    It is looking like snow is highly likely,

    https://weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.html?id=wso

    #40899

    Mark Buckaway

    Snow=fun.

    #40911

    bill2012

    Fun it was. I posted some photos and comments in our new public forum hosted in Google Groups in the waterloocyclingclub.ca domain,

    https://groups.google.com/a/waterloocyclingclub.ca/d/forum/general-public

    There will be private member-only forums to follow, so sign-up and provide a Google account as requested in the membership sign-up in CCN. See,

    http://archive.waterloocyclingclub.com/archives/40905

    Happy Holidays!

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