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Old 05-06-11, 07:26 AM   #1
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Tuesday Night Ride - Toronto - From Lakeshore

I will be riding after work on Tuesdays, so if anyone wants to join in, here are some details:

Start at Martin Goodman Trail at Strachan, which is across from the Princes Gates. (by the hot dog vendor)

Time: 6:15pm, starting Tuesday May 10, and hopefully right through end of September.

The general direction will be west along the Martin Goodman Trail and then Lakeshore, towards Mississauga, about 60-70km return.

This is not an all-out hammer-fest, but should be a brisk pace for roadies, experienced or not.

Here are a couple of suggested routes, designed in a somewhat rudimentary fashion.

http://cycleclubsearch.com/images/Tu...ght_Ride_1.pdf

http://cycleclubsearch.com/images/Tu...ght_Ride_2.pdf

So, feel free to meet me at the start, or along the route. And also feel free to suggest alternative routes.
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Old 05-06-11, 07:35 PM   #2
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Southdown road has a lot of heavy truck traffic at all hours as does the section of the Lakeshore between Southdown and Winston Churchill.
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i'm going to try to make it out on Tuesday. Im pretty amateur and will just hold on as much as i can until i get dropped. hopefully by the end of the summer, i'll be able to keep up most of the difference! see you Tuesday!
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yes, there are trucks, but really not that many, and the road is well paved and wide enough. This is a very commonly cycled route. Also, there is an adjacent path so this road can be circumvented if one if concerned about vehicles.
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yes, there are trucks, but really not that many, and the road is well paved and wide enough. This is a very commonly cycled route. Also, there is an adjacent path so this road can be circumvented if one if concerned about vehicles.
Ok. So it's a lot more bike friendly than it used to be because it was a very dangerous road for cyclists at one time.
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Ok. So it's a lot more bike friendly than it used to be because it was a very dangerous road for cyclists at one time.
I ride on Southdown road all the time, and I have no problem with traffic. It's wide enough for trucks to acommodate cyclists without interfering with traffic flow.
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I ride on Southdown road all the time, and I have no problem with traffic. It's wide enough for trucks to acommodate cyclists without interfering with traffic flow.
i've been on that stretch a few times and i agree it's pretty bike friendly. there are trucks, but it's a very wide road with very wide lanes.
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this still happening? i'll try my hardest to be there for 6:15. i work until 5 so it'll be a stretch.
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Last week was a washout, but we are back on this week, and beyond. I will not be there every week, so whoever is there, just ride on by 6:15 (or maybe wait a few minutes for any stragglers)
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reminder, a few of us are gathering tonight, and every subsequent rain-free Tuesday through Sept,
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Hey guys, just wondering whats up. I was at the hotdog vendor with the red umbrellas at Strachan, right on the bike path from 5:55 to 6:10 yesterday (tuesday, June 14) and I didnt see anyone else waiting around as if for a ride. was I in the wrong place? wrong time? did this ride get cancelled/postponed? Lemme know. Im down to go every rain-free tuesday so keep me in the loop
My name is Rob, I just started riding about a month ago. Im on a black/white/red specialized, with black shorts, blk/red/white Becel jersey and a blue and grey helmet. Feel free to say hello. Thanks!
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Hey Rob,
Sorry there were no-shows. The idea is that whoever shows up rides together, as I cannot make it every week. Also, the group that does show up may split based on speed/pace, so just something to keep in mind.
I hope to be there next Tue
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Cool, well if it isnt raining next tuesday Ill be there. Ill check the forum before I head out for any updates. Please say hello if you see me standing around by myself like an idiot next to my shiny new specialized Allez comp
PS I ride that bike path almost everyday to the Humber river and back at least twice, lemme know if you go on days days other than tuesday. Have a nice evening!
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Another solo ride for Rob tonight...too windy for you guys?
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Another solo ride for Rob tonight...too windy for you guys?

Three of us were there at 6:15 last night, we left around 6:20 or so. Did not see you there. It was a fast ride.
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Three of us were there at 6:15 last night, we left around 6:20 or so. Did not see you there. It was a fast ride.
Damn, Im sad I missed you guys (and gals?). I was there from 5:50 to around 6:05-6:10... I'll wait longer next time.
Its kinda good that I missed you guys though...I was really sore from a fast ride on monday and with headwind on the way back I must have been doing 10km/h... Usually though its about 30 mins for me from Hot dogs to Gazeebo and back.
See you next Tuesday, be in touch.
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