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In the last 7 days:

activity # timemileskm+m
  cycling5 13:30:00 167.77(4:50) 270.0(3:00)
  Total5 13:30:00 167.77(4:50) 270.0(3:00)
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Tuesday Jun 11 #

1 PM

cycling (town trails) 1:00:00 [3] 20.0 km (3:00 / km)

Easy spin on the town trails at lunch on a gorgeous coolish sunny day. The legs felt fine. Just a sore neck still.
5 PM

cycling (Georgian Trail) 45:00 [3] 15.0 km (3:00 / km)

Thought I was driving to London but plans changed and it was just so nice out I biked again on some different trails.

Monday Jun 10 #

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What a chilly, grey, windy day. Perfect for taking a rest! I did get a lot of gardening done later. And that made me way more sore than the weekend of biking.!

Sunday Jun 9 #

7 AM

cycling (Ride to Conquer Cancer) 6:00:00 [3] 122.0 km (2:57 / km)

Bright fresh sunny morning, 13c when we got up, and rainwashed skies from overnight showers. Glad I was in a dorm room this year:)
the bike coral (football stadium) at Mac was mayhem this morning. They didn't make a big enough entrance/exit or direct traffic well enough, and there was a truck missing for the baggage. Mine. It took a lot of wandering around looking for it to finally ask where it was. I was told I needed to be "rebranded" and get my bag onto a different truck.
The start area was chaos and I couldn't find my team so I headed out alone and found a relatively quiet spot to wait. I couldn't see the polka dots so I told them I would ride slowly and was sure they'd catch up.
I ended up in a very slow long steady train on a shady rail trail There was no room to pass and there were thousands of us. The poor people who went for a nice Sunday morning hike must have been pissed.
I was moving steadily and safely with a group of 3 guys my speed when I realized the rather bumpy trail was getting bumpier. And it was because I had a flat. Getting off to the side was a challenge. I waited, for quite a while, for a break in the train of bikes and found a slightly open spot.
Luckily for me my team did come along shortly and I was rescued by Gerhardt who quickly replaced the tube and got me going again.
I got the service crew at the next pit stop to pump up my tires up and things were going fine. Until the tire went flat about 25km later on a bumpy road.
Again Gerhardt as well as Mark,and Chris changed my flat and had to borrow one their tubes. Things were fine for a while again and I got my tire pumped again at the lunch spot.
Weird lunch break. Our team captan, May, stood up after lunch and stumbled backward, stomping (accidentally) on her husband's face as he lay resting. He yelled and held his face because her cleat had hit his eye and nose. We had to run for a medic. In the end he had quite a gash on his nose but the eye didn't bleed. He did however feel pretty sore. Looked like a racoon by Monday.
We rode on, and I got another flat on a bumpy road. My pit crew came to my rescue again and finally Chris found a tiny piece of wire stuck in the tire tread. Once that was squeezed out, the tire patched and yet another tube put in I was fine!
Had a great ride along the canal and we just made it over one of the locks as the warning bells started. Or so we thought. Turned out Martha got left on the other side!
I had a great ride with a young family member of May's for about 20 km then he fell off? I felt great:)
But where was everyone? Didn't realize Martha had been left behind so everyone had waited. I snuck onto the tails of 2 big beefy boys and got hauled along the Niagara River for about 1/2 hr. We were flying!
Then found some of Carly's Angels waiting at our meeting spot so we could waited for the rest to muster and finish all of us together. Just as the rain started. We got soaked waiting to load our bikes on the shuttle trucks after crossing the finish line. Such a great day!

Saturday Jun 8 #

9 AM

cycling (Ride to Conquer Cancer) 5:00:00 [3] 98.0 km (3:04 / km)

Despite the earlier forecast for rain it was a beautiful morning, bright cool and dry:)
It was packed down at the Ex but they started us in waves this year so it was smoother than last. Things went just fine. I rode with Martha and Chris quite a bit but also with Carolyn and Gerhardt, Steve Christies, and May and Mark and his brother Bruce. There were some younger members of May's family as well; daughters, cousins/nephews etc. Always someone to ride and chat with, draft behind:)
We got to McMaster about 2:00 and this year I got a dorm room. A lot like a prison cell actually. It was so tiny and sparse and with my wrist band - well it felt a bit weird.
Dinner was good, the speaker inspirational, and the rain held off until right as everyone headed in for the night:)
Great day!:)

Thursday Jun 6 #

4 PM

cycling (road) 45:00 [3] 15.0 km (3:00 / km)

Flat easy spin after too many hours in the car. One last ride before the big one this weekend, to check out the bike after a tune up. Seems good.

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