Ride number 2 this weekend was in Strathcona County – a loop from Ardrossan, through Josephburg, over to Ft Sask for coffee and back to Ardrossan. Again, we have done a few variations on this ride but they all are between 50 to 65 km. Today’s route was a nice 53 km (view the route here). It was a little cool to start, around 8C, but we warmed up quickly as the first half of the ride was into a wind that was gusting to 28 kph. We normally start this ride at 10 a.m. but due to a scheduling conflict with one of the riders, and to give the day a little time to warm up, we left at 12:30. With the later start, and it being a Saturday, the roads were a little busier than on our weekday rides but still not bad. We had a good pace line going the whole time, which gave us all a break from fighting the wind until we took our turn pulling. The group was only 5 strong today and we all stuck together for the whole ride. Coffee was at the Tim’s in Fort Saskatchewan. No action pictures this time – with the wind out and our speed back, I was too busy holding on to the bars!
October 6, 2012