So as November now looms on the horizon, and the weather has turned decidedly winder, wetter and colder I thought I would take a look back on an earlier post of the organized rides I was either registered for or planning to do.
- May 1st: CN Cycle for CHEO: Help Kids with Cancer 70km
Status- completed luckily the rain help of with a few km to go
- June 11th – 12th: Rideau Lakes Bike Tour 102km (204km total)
Status – did not start, the day was windy very cold and rain, not that this is my excuse, but as I drove to the start of the event in Perth, ON I was getting updates from those who I was to ride with that they were all cancelling and I would up being the only one to actually show up at the ride check in. After a few calls from my wife and friends asking me not to go due to the conditions I pulled the plug. Several people who I knew that attempted the ride started and quit due to hypotherma.
- July 23rd – Ottawa Granfondo 180km
Status – completed great weather if you have ever thought of doing this event or one of the shorter routes you should definitely check it out, well organized and a well marked route.
- Possible rides:
a) Champlains Folly July date not set 130km event was not held this year but will return next year.
b) August 27th Kawartha Lakes Classic Cycling Tour 100km – life and work made this ride a no go this year, but next year who knows