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My First Time Trial

My First Time Trial

Last week I rode my first time trial with Speed River Cycling Club. The club holds four time trials, one every month, throughout the summer. It’s a great way for participants to set their benchmark time and then assess their fitness and progress through the season.

The club record was set by Ryan Roth:  22:08.49 – 46.07 km/hr  – July 18/12

The course is a 17 km out-and-back route on the rolling hills of Fourth Line East just north of County Road 51 ...

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Hill training at Kelso

Hill training at Kelso

On Monday I didn’t have any appointments and I was planning on getting stuck into a ton of paperwork that really needed to be done. However the weather was supposed to be the nicest it had been so far this year… 19 C and sunny. After such a long winter where I’ve hardly been out on my bike at all, I decided to ditch work and ride down to Milton and get in some hill training.

I’m not a climber. I ...

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Going for Coffee

Last Saturday the temperature rose to 5 Celsius and some of the guys from Speed River Cycling Club went for an informal ride down to Dundas. The sun was shining and the roads were dry as six of us started out from downtown. This was my first group ride since the one in January and only my third time on the road this year.

There’s a great cycling themed coffee shop called Cafe Domestique in Dundas and it’s about 117km roundtrip ...

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Who wants a cold one?

Who wants a cold one?

This winter seems to be going on forever. It’s been 2 months since I’ve ridden outside and although I hate the cold weather, I just had to get out today.

Yesterday I noticed that the roads were pretty dry and you could feel that the temperature was rising. It seemed like I could get a ride in if I would suck it up and brave the cold. Last week at the Toronto Bike Show I made a couple of purchases that ...

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