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    2013 tour de buttertart ride

    With the race schedule now underway, figured a thread for the 2013 tour de buttertart ride should be stated, the 2012 version was in march, a great ride, roughly 100k in distance with some excellent "rest and refuel" stops along the way.
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    I missed this last year .
    Hope this years date works for me .

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    we'll have to see what date would work best... steaming nostril race is on the 24 of march, 16 and 17 is up in the air for me... march 9/10 maybe,....Let others chime in to see what would work best, search the eastern canada 2012 for last years version with pics, think there are pics of the ride
    on facebook too.
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    Hard to say. Spring break week, commitment to family trip to Great Wolf Lodge. Rest of it up in the air as am waiting for VBall Diva's recruiting schedule.

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    I just hope we get last March's weather.
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    March 9 is only two and a half weeks away. Sure hope it warms up some!!

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    I cannot take anything in this thread as fact until the presence of garage monster and/or nerdgirl

    However, that said I can make any of the possible weekends work and will be there (although I really like the lemon tarts).

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    This should be in April...As a self professed wuss when it comes to the cold, why do a long ride like this in March when the weather is still really unpredictable. Well, it's Canada, so who am I kidding?
    A bad day on the bike is better than a good day doing anything else...

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    That is the beauty of this ride. The inaugural "butter tart ride" (before there was buttertarts) was borderline hypothermic. Unpredictability is part of the fun!

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    I still have a bit of calendar checking to do myself! Between the bike show, various OCA meetings and Good Friday, I might not even be able to go on the ride myself until April!
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    I cannot take anything in this thread as fact until the presence of garage monster and/or nerdgirl

    However, that said I can make any of the possible weekends work and will be there (although I really like the lemon tarts).

    Agreed. No monsters. No ride.

    If folks go with March 8/9 I won't be there, as this is Unglued Jr's birthday weekend
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    I'll vote March 30th or 31st.
    Then I'll commit to coming and bail at the last minute.
    That's how I roll.

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    2013 tour de buttertart ride

    I've never managed to make it to one but would love this year to be the first. If its in April it will be a sure thing. Anything before that is almost impossible.
    "Go till I blow..... chunks"

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    Well, it won't be then, as the Good Friday road race is the 29th and we have Mrs. Monster (Sr.) staying with us.

    Quote Originally Posted by thedumbopinion View Post
    I'll vote March 30th or 31st.
    Then I'll commit to coming and bail at the last minute.
    That's how I roll.

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    Post P2A?

    Either way I'm not passing up buttertarts, even if I have to suffer before eating them.
    My EBB so loud
    I'm mashing...

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    Just wanting to get riders talking about the ride, main idea is get out there with a ecmtbr group!!
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    If this ride happens, then I will definitely try to be there. Only ugly weather can keep me away (because I make mtbmeister look like the toughest guy around ).

    I may even bring my geared bike to show folks I can shift without falling off the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Well, it won't be then, as the Good Friday road race is the 29th and we have Mrs. Monster (Sr.) staying with us.
    I assumed I was overlooking something but if someone has a tandem I'll ride with her.

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    Vern is painfully fast, and a good guy! You maniacs will have fun. Sadly, I don't think I'll have the requisite fitness yet (or ever), but I am doing my bit to have legs by mid autumn.

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    Yessss! Buttertarts! Can't wait!

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    It was my first time riding the TofB last year and I truly enjoyed it. Great route and awesome bunch of people. I hope it will be scheduled on a kidless weekend or I guess I could bring my boy (and find a babysitters for the girls) and the trail a bike and make it a P2A training ride. Looking forward to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by serious View Post
    If this ride happens, then I will definitely try to be there. Only ugly weather can keep me away (because I make mtbmeister look like the toughest guy around ).
    true that. he is still in his bed sucking his thumb, waiting for snow to melt and temps to get up to at least 10 Celsius. No wind.

    Mid March is too soon for the event of this magnitude... why not last weekend in March?

    week after is homage to ice

    two weeks after is PtoA...

    last weekend in March - I AM GAME...



    I may even bring my geared bike to show folks I can shift without falling off the bike.
    liar. you CAN NOT shift without falling of the bike. Pictures or it didn't happen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dru View Post
    Vern is painfully fast, and a good guy!
    he is either fast or a good guy. can't be both.

    You maniacs will have fun. Sadly, I don't think I'll have the requisite fitness yet (or ever), but I am doing my bit to have legs by mid autumn.

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    autumn 2013 or 2014?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Well, it won't be then, as the Good Friday road race is the 29th and we have Mrs. Monster (Sr.) staying with us.
    hm, that's sad. then after PtoA???
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post

    autumn 2013 or 2014?
    That's a tough question. I rode with Vern (breifly) and can see the possibility of staying with him at some point, although he also may have been completely sandbagging while he was riding with our slower group.

    You, on the other hand are much more like our local legend Igor (I know you know him) speed wise.

    Masters expert champ, and you somewhere in the top 5? I was somewhat misierably mid-pack in sport a few years back....

    So, keeping up with Vern, autumn 2013...if he's playing nice...

    Keeping up with you, I expect that that's not in the cards, autumn or not.

    See, you most definitely aren't nice...... ;-)

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