Gears Girls Women's Road Cycling Group
Second last week of the official Gears Girls season! Come out and ride while you can! All rides will proceed as normal this week. As always, check the blog for updates regarding weather cancellations.
The final 2011 Gears Girls ride will be on Thursday, September 1st. There will not be an organized Saturday ride on Saturday, September 3rd because of the long weekend.
For those interested, there will be Tuesday night rides continuing into September. Because of the lack of evening light, we'll leave from Gears at 6:15pm rather than 6:30pm starting Tuesday, September 6th. Pace and distance will be the same as the current Tuesday rides.
For those looking to ride alternate evenings, post something to the GG Facebook page as that will remain active into the Fall and Winter.
BTW, if you're looking to watch the Vuelta, you can find it on Sportsnet One - Stage 2 is re-broadcast tonight from 7 to 9pm.
See you out there!
If you're looking for a great time think about joining Team RACE on Wednesday, July 20th from 6pm to 10pm at The Oakville Club (www.oakvilleclub.com) for a Surf & Turf Dinner to raise funds and awareness for kids living with and beyond cancer through support of Tour for Kids. Only 150 ticket are available; funds raised go towards the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation (www.ctcacf.org) and Tour for Kids (www.tourforkids.com). For tickets and additional information, check out the Team RACE website at http://www.teamrace.com/
Surf'n Turf at the Oakville Club
This event is in full swing. We have a great night planned, live music, great food and auction items. If there is something you or your company could perhaps contribute for the auction let Mark Thompson or Freddy know about it (or Mel Crosby).
Buy your ticket for single, couple or booking of ten here https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/startup.aspx?eventid=74043 or at teamrace.com home page. Hope to see you and your gang there!
Location: Oakville Club, 56 Water St. Oakville
Date: Wednesday July 20, 2011
Time: 6:30 – 10ish
Some great rides this week! I'm really impressed how much the pace and general skill level has picked up just in the past month. Kudos to those of you who have been coming out regularly and working hard!
All groups will continue to ride at a pace that is comfortable for the majority of riders. While we have been splitting the Monday, Tuesday and Thursday groups up (due to size), even the slower pace groups (within the Monday and Thursday groups) have been averaging around 24kms/hr and the faster pace groups around 26 or 27kms/hr. Please remember that these rides are meant to challenge you; if you find the pace too slow or two fast don't feel obligated to remain with the group for the remainder of the ride. If, after heading out with the group you would like to ride on your own or with another member, please let one of the ride leaders know you are heading back or riding on your own. We ride a similar route most weeknights so all members should have a good sense of where in Mississauga or Oakville we are.
All rides will proceed as planned this week. Check the blog http://gearsgirls.blogspot.com for weather updates and ride cancellations.
For those of you interested in the Saturday Midweek ladies only ride, the ride organizer - Michelle Payne - has informed me that the cost for the season is $50. Check the GG blog for details as I posted information earlier this week or send me an email and I'll put you in touch with Michelle.
See you put there!
Great job by everyone who participated in Bike 4 Betty yesterday! Lots of Gears Girls kits visible on the route...and lots of money raised for a great cause! Lisa uploaded the 75km route to the GG Facebook page - check it out if you're interested.
Gears Girls Jerseys and Jackets
If you ordered a jersey and/or jacket - they're ready for pick up from Gears. I can't wait to see everyone out sporting their Gears Girls colors!
Rides will take place as usual this week. Check the blog http://gearsgirls.blogspot.com for updates regarding cancellations due to rain or bad weather.
Forecast is calling for nice all week. I think we'll finally get to see the sun!
Because the weather is not improving and because I only heard from 2 people re today I'm going to cancel the ride that was moved to 9:15. The fog is still thick and roads still quite wet. Might improve in a couple hours so you still may get a late day ride in!
Let's hope for better weather next week!
I'm at gears and it just started raining. It may stop so I'm not yet going to cancel the ride. Like last night it will be a last minute call if the rain gets heavier. Sorry if you're already en route and didn't get this message in time. Use your discretion if you're nervous about riding in the rain!
Just arrived at Gears - it's raining a bit but certainly not pouring. My phone is about to die so not sure I'll get another chance to email. So, i won't make the call (to ride or not to ride) until just before 6:30. It doesn't look too bad out - but who knows these days. I'm hoping for the best weather-wise!
Not sure who will be out tonight. Maybe just me....:)
The weather again is wet and miserable so for safety (and enjoyment) reasons I'm going to have to cancel the ride. If you're hardcore and really, really wanting to ride you can either do a spin class at Gears (Darren's Tuesday night classes are great!) or send me an email and I can let you know if any other hardcore Tuesday riders are thinking about heading out!
Hopefully all this rain will end in time for the long weekend!
Another cold, damp and miserable evening! I am in port credit and it's raining and miserable and not looking like it's improving. Because most of you coming out tonight are beginners, and because most of you don't have wet weather gear or experience riding in the rain, I'm going to cancel the ride.
If you were planning on riding regardless of weather send me an email and let me know. I am at gears getting a bike fit so MAY be convinced to ride in the rain - maybe. Please though, if you are a new rider, nervous about riding in the rain or lacking warm/wet weather clothing please don't come out - I don't want anyone getting sick or injured! Lots of time to ride this season in warm and dry weather!
Let's hope for better weather tomorrow!
In light of the current weather (raining fairly steadily in Oakville) I'm canceling tonight's ride (Thursday May 12). If the weather improves and you're keen to ride without the group, post something to the GG Facebook site to see if anyone else is interested in riding.
Let's hope for better weather next week!