I spent a very pleasant chunk of my holiday Monday on a 100K ride out in the country with TBN. This is the first time that I’ve ventured further afield with the club. The ride started at Finch Station, where I see that they’ve installed this tool stand right by some bike lockers.
A very good turnout today.
and we’re off.
When I used to live in a suburb of Lansing, MI, a ten minute bike ride from home would get me out into the country. Here, it took a 45 minute subway ride, and then at least an hour riding north before I felt that I had left the city behind. This picture is about 30 km in, just as I’m being dropped by the fast people. If you look carefully, you can see a red jersey in the middle of the picture.
Unionville has a very charming downtown, and it was packed today.
The 100K riders were late arrivals at Jake’s on Main, so a number of us elected just to ride on to the finish. Also, this is what you get when you ask Joey to smile 😉
I decided to take it easy on myself and take the subway home.
The ride itself took about 4:20. Compare that to just under 7 hours for the 100K Growling Beaver, and you can see just how difficult that ride was. This included two brief stops. The moving average speed was just under 25 kph. I think I went out a little too hot by trying to keep up with the fast people, and I really ran out of gas for the last 10K.
If I extrapolate today’s pace, that would be a 7 hour century, which would be the fastest ever for me, so it doesn’t seem very realistic at this point.
I’m still trying to figure out where I stand in terms of the various types of rides that TBN runs. Right now it seems like I’m right between “Urban Roller” and “Tourist”.
Note to self: it is possible for it to be too warm for a wool jersey.