I'm back from Cuba, and now I have to deal with a 60 degree temperature swing. With the windchill pushing -35C tonight, it would be advisable that everyone stay home tonight and hope that Sunday will be warmer.
Well it's 2014, and it's been quite the diabolical winter so far with the many fluctuations from -40 degree to 6 degree causing inconsistent trail conditions. But, we have been enjoying the winter rides regardless. Sunday January 5th, the Sunday winter ride is changing locations to United Cycle so we can ride to the velodrome via MillCreek to support the Waffle Cross. The meeting time is still 11:00 to 11:30 but leaving promptly at 11:30 as usual.
The Sunday winterclub group ride time is now at 11:30am at Rosso. You may come earlier for coffee and to warm up, but we are leaving promptly at 11:30am.
The Wednesday night group ride will still meet at Rosso at 6:30pm.
Due to lack of group leaders, we are tentatively cancelling the Wednesday night trail ride. If any club rider wish to meet up and go for a ride, please do so as the weather looks propitious. Please check facebook or this blog to check to see if we can get someone to lead the ride in time.
Hello everyone. I know its been a while since I made an update, but to be honest, all the group rides have been good to go lately. It's cyclocross season, but we are still keeping the Monday and Wednesday night trail rides still for mountain bikes. There are thoughts of making the Sunday rides cross rides, but since there is going to be a cross race every Sunday for the next 2 months, we are just going to leave it up to people to decide what they are going to ride.
If you like hot and humid, come by tomorrow for our holiday Monday ride at Rosso leaving at 11:00am. Bring two water bottles if you can handle it.
20% chance of rain? We will take and run. Get your mountain bikes ready boys and girls as we are going trail riding Monday. Two postponed rides is just about long enough. Rosso at 6:30. Game over rain, game over.
Needless to say, today's Monday night trail ride is postponed due to wet weather. We had favorable weather in May, and so we are paying for that now as the weather calls for some rain off and on for the next week. Keep tuned for updates in regards to this Wednesday's ride as we are looking at going for a cross ride if the singetrack trails are still too wet to ride.
It seems that we went from winter to summer to spring. The purported much needed rain seems to be upon us so it looks like we are going to cancel this week's Monday night ride. Because it is still raining Sunday evening, it is most likely the trails will be too wet to venture out on. We need to acknowledge that mountain biking on the wet trails adds to their deterioration so we will just wait and hope that next Monday's weather will be more favorable. Just as a side note, a few of us may be heading out on our cross bikes to do some double track pavement riding.
Looks like the recent rain will make for some tacky sweet trail riding. Wear some bug spray and I'll see you tonight at 6:30 at Rosso. I am looking forward to some fun trail riding after the weekend's race in Pemberton.