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    amazing spring cycling weather

    what an amazing weekend for cycling!

    the weather in toronto was awesome for this time of year. got out for long rides on friday and saturday on the humber trail.

    i started south of bloor and rode to weston road on friday and then rode from south of bloor to hwy 27, on saturday. both rides were up the humber path. i'm not sure how many kilometers it is, since i don't have a computer on the new bike yet, but i'm guestimating around 20 on the first day and around 30 on the second. i couldn't have done these rides without the winter of training on the trainer and without my new bike.

    looking forward to many many more great rides through spring, summer and fall.

    there were lots of other cyclists out. where did you go?

    j

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    Great weather indeed. I rode around Scarborough (the gf lives out there), starting near U of T Scarborough and heading down to the lake and puttering around there. About 25km (this was only her 3rd ride ever, so I won't be doing too many long rides for a while), but it felt great. I never realized there were so many hills in Scarborough; I'll be going out there more often. Starting with today.
    "Cyclists have a right to the road too, you noisy polluting inconsiderate maniacs! I hope gas goes up to eight bucks a gallon!" - the dad from Calvin & Hobbes, 1993

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    Took our two Jack Russells to the park in their new dog bike trailer. It was an amazing 28 degrees in Cambridge. Loved it! Today's only supposed to get to 16 degrees ... but still sunny.

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    Four glorious days here. (I played hookey on Thursday too).
    Zero gallons to the mile

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    jealous! only got out once myself for 44
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Did 36 km on Fri - the first ride with short sleeve jersey, and another 25 today. I have now done 400 km since the season started for me on 4 Mar.

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    man was it beautiful. saturday was a 76km total trip, and did a 32km ride on sunday too

    too bad it's only looking to be 13-14 degrees next weekend.

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    Don't complain. 13-14 is just fine by me.
    Zero gallons to the mile

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    My bikes are still in New Jersey!!
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    long 4 day weekend 4 great morning rides in shorts. Amazing for Easter weekend in Montreal.

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    +1 for riding in shorts again! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by baj32161 View Post
    My bikes are still in New Jersey!!
    Were you out near St. Catherine's Friday? I was waiting for traffic toward the end of my ride and a guy in a Mazda waved as he went past.

    Started my biker's tan on Friday with 140km St. Kitts to the Falls and back.
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    Temps hovered between 12 and 15 Celcius in northern New Brunswick. Had leg warmers on Saturday but went in shorts Sunday. It was nice and comfy in the forested areas, but crossing bridges was definitely chilly.

    I loaded Saturday's ride on Map My Ride.
    Last edited by andreg; 04-08-10 at 09:03 AM. Reason: Wrong link included. :-(

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    I skated outdoors through the Winter and it is wonderful to have the glorious weather so early in spring. Today I think I will head off to Mt. Pleasant cemetery and check out the blossoms in the trees.

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    Rode though the Hammer for 90 mins on Sunday. Great day for riding on King with the parking lane clear!!! . Then a nice little job to finish off the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davincirider View Post
    Were you out near St. Catherine's Friday? I was waiting for traffic toward the end of my ride and a guy in a Mazda waved as he went past.

    Started my biker's tan on Friday with 140km St. Kitts to the Falls and back.
    Yes I was, and if it was a blue Mazda 3, it was me. I try to wave or give a thumbs up to all cyclists as we pass them. I am still waiting for my bikes and I am afraid the season will be at its midpoint before I get to ride. The reason my bikes are still there is a long story but it has to do with my move here from the US during a blizzard and not having the time to go down and get them.

    Cheers,

    Brian J.
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