This past Sunday 21 keen Toronto area cyclists got together for a ride through rural Ontario on what turned out to be one of the best days of the year for a bike ride.

The group was made up of the team members of NACSWORLD. COM Master 1 team and clients and friends of iCoachCycling. Starting from the one of our favourite caffeinated beverage establishments on Elgin Mills road near Leslie street we set off North on Leslie, passing Van Dorf side road and brushing by the town of Aurora before making it to St Johns side road where we headed East. This part of the Province is particularly beautiful at this time of the year and especially so in the early part of the morning as rode along tree lined roads with the early morning sun casting long shadows across the road. We continued to Warden avenue where we turned North and headed up and turned North East cutting across almost to the village of Baldwin, at which point we headed South to join up with Queensville side road then East again before heading south near to Zephyr. Then we enjoyed some spirited riding on the short but steep rolling climbs all the way to one of our favourite regular watering holes at Goodwood. From there it was the shortest route back to our starting point passing through the town of Stoufville and along 19th avenue.

We rode a total of 110km (CLICK HERE for route) which is a good distance for this time of year, mostly at a very reasonable ‘steady’ pace riding in twos very socially and orderly. I for one was very pleased, observing some of the less experienced riders who nonetheless are quite strong that they were able to modulate their effort while riding at the front to match to the pace that less fast riding partners were able to maintain. All part of the ‘subtlety’ of becoming a good cyclist. I hope that as time goes on, all the cyclists that come to iCoachCycling will grow in their refinement and confidence. Confidence that comes from being aware of everything and everyone around them. Confidence that they made the right choices when it comes to equipment, routes, pace, safety, training, race and ride preparation, and confidence that they can ride in the group in all formations and in all conditions in control and with full regard for their ride mates.
This past Sundays ride was a perfect opportunity for us to work towards these goals, which we capitalized upon perfectly.

Thank you.
Kevin Davis

P.S. If you wish to take part in our future rides, email us at icoachcycling@me.com

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