Monday, September 14, 2009

Gears Girls Update - Week of September 14 to September 19

Hi Girls!

That was a great ride on Saturday - good turnout, great weather, beautiful route. And of course everyone looked so pro in their new kits :)

A couple important points to consider:

Please let me know asap if you will be joining us for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Gears Girls weekend October 3 to 4. I would like to get an idea about numbers so that I can make dinner reservations for Saturday evening (Oct 3). If you have any preferences regarding restaurants let me know (otherwise you'll just have to trust me :) Please also let me know if you have any preferences for rides on the Sunday - some of you mentioned wanting to do more of a "wine tour ride"...which I think would take a bit more planning (and I might have to practice carrying drunken individuals and their bikes on the back of my bike). I'm not sure about room availability at the Hilton Garden Inn (in NOTL) - I suspect they might now be booked for that weekend. I booked three rooms (two of which are spoken for) - if you would like to join us but can't get a room at the hotel please let me know as soon as possible and I'll give you my remaining room. For more information about the NOTL weekend, please see the blog:

NB: After this week we will only be riding Saturday mornings! This will be the final Wednesday pm and Friday am ride of the season!

Here's the update for this week:

Wednesday, September 16, 2009:

Meet at Gears at 6pm, ride at 6:15pm. This will be our final Wednesday evening ride of the season.

Friday, September 18, 2009:

Meet at Gears at 9:15am, ride at 9:30am. This will be our final Friday morning ride of the season.

Saturday, September 19, 2009:

Meet at Gears at 8am, ride at 8:15am.

Hope to see lots of you out for the rides this week!

Ride safe!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Saturday's Gears Girls Ride...and other Cool Stuff!

Hey Girls.

The ride this Saturday (Saturday, September 12th) will start and end at Dundas and Walkers Line at 8:30am. We'll meet in the Longo's Plaza on the southwest corner of Dundas and Walkers Line in Burlington (,-97.15369&sspn=41.711424,113.994141&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=A). Meet in the parking lot behind Tim Horton's/in front of Longo's at 8:30am. The ride is approximately 60km but can be extended depending on the what the group feels like doing. This is a nice ride - a few challenging sections but nothing you can't all handle - on quiet, rolling, rural roads out towards the escarpment. Brunch/lunch at Sunset Grill or Cora's following the ride if anyone is interested. Nothing better than pancakes and bacon after a ride in the country :)

Other exciting news: check us out on Canadian Cyclist 4 Women: What a cool article about Gears Girls!! Thanks to all those that contributed quotes to the article; reading them brought tears to my eyes (tears of joy of course!).

For those of you that were on the Wednesday night ride that Tim filmed with the helmet cam - you can view the footage (to hipster music no less) on the website: You need to sign up for an account, but it's free...and pretty cool! Once you log in, go to the road bike section (left hand menu) - there you'll find our ride labelled "Brisk Urban Ride with the Ladies".

Hope to see a lot of you out for the Saturday ride. Feel free to bring husbands/partners along...just warn them that they might not be able to keep up!!! :)

Ride with you all soon,