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Old 04-20-07, 07:06 AM   #1
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Toronto Becel Ride for Heart

Anyone else doing this ride?
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Old 04-20-07, 08:38 AM   #2
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I missed it last year and was planning on it this year; work permitting, of course. It would be cool to have the DVP all to ourselves!

What's the date this year?
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Old 04-20-07, 09:09 AM   #3
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It's Sunday, June 3
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Old 04-25-07, 01:34 PM   #4
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We got a team of 15 or so, doing all three levels. It's great fun. One chance in a year to ride the freeways. My recommendation is to pay the upfront cash to do the 75km ride, which avoids the throngs at the start.
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Old 05-03-07, 09:38 AM   #5
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Its June 3rd. I'll be doing the 50/75k. I've never done over 60k in a single day, let alone a single ride, so it'll be fun.
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Myself and a few riders from my club will be doing it as well........if you've never done this ride before it's a real experience,........there is nothing like riding up the DVP without the hum of cars....its an eerie quiet. Let's just hope there isn't any construction
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Old 05-10-07, 09:50 PM   #7
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Wussies... just do the ride for karen.
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I'm doing the 75. I've never done the ride before, but have always wanted to. I'm all excited.
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I am considering taking part of it.
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I'm participating for the 2nd year in a row. Hopefully, we'll have nice weather. The scenery is very nice from this highway !
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Old 06-01-07, 08:43 PM   #11
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75 km if I can drag jr. out of bed that early. We've done the 50 km 3 years in row. 75 km will be my lifetime distance record, but the 50 km was no trouble last year.
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It's a relatively easy 75km. No major hills, although the one up to Eglington (on the way DOWN the DVP) feels pretty major the second time around.

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although the one up to Eglington (on the way DOWN the DVP) feels pretty major the second time around
Oh my God. I just checked the route map. I thought the extra 25 km were on the lower course, but we have to do Bloor to York Mills twice? Ghaaah!!

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I did the 75k, I felt it a LOT more than I thought I would. I was kinda sick, and had done a ride out to Cambridge the previous weekend so perhaps that played a part - but I think the steady hills and my refusal to go 'slow' made my legs get a good burn on

First time for me, felt great to ride it. Felt awesome to ride in the peleton packs for a bit, too - I wasn't fast enough to keep up with any one group consistently, but I picked them up as they came by me. Hit 37.9mph/60.9km/h on the way down from the Gardiner to the DVP, one hell of a hill + peleton draft There's a lot of good speed on that highway though.
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