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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
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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?
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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!
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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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dru View Post
    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....
    Igor is definitely a legend. I hope to be like him when i grow up.

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

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    awww.... i ride slower after a couple of beers... wink wink... i love winter... no racing, just riding with the gang and enjoying the good company... buttertart ride is just that... i am just trying to influence the organizers so that we do it on a free weekend... the more the merrier.... i am sure the route can be setup with a few easy bail outs, so that we can all start together and those that don't want to go the full distance can bail out when required...
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    liar. you CAN NOT shift without falling of the bike. Pictures or it didn't happen!
    Ok, you got me there. But if this ride does happen, you better show up. I want to ride with you and learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    awww.... i ride slower after a couple of beers... wink wink... i love winter... no racing, just riding with the gang and enjoying the good company... buttertart ride is just that... i am just trying to influence the organizers so that we do it on a free weekend... the more the merrier.... i am sure the route can be setup with a few easy bail outs, so that we can all start together and those that don't want to go the full distance can bail out when required...
    This ride is all about the RIDE. Much like the Anti-Race, people who "race" from one bakery to the next are publicly ridiculed.

    Speaking of bail-outs, I might need one myself this year judging by my not-so-fierce snow shoeing on Saturday! Phew!

    I'm liking April more and more. I don't read the race schedule anymore - are there any weekends freer than others?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    This ride is all about the RIDE. Much like the Anti-Race, people who "race" from one bakery to the next are publicly ridiculed.

    Speaking of bail-outs, I might need one myself this year judging by my not-so-fierce snow shoeing on Saturday! Phew!

    I'm liking April more and more. I don't read the race schedule anymore - are there any weekends freer than others?
    March 29/31/31 - Good Friday Road Race - Monster Mum visiting (you knew about this one already, right )

    April 6 and 7 - Homage to Ice on April 7

    April 14 - Paris to Ancaster

    April 28 - Woodnewton OCUP

    Seems to me that April 21 would work best for those of us who race (i'm not doing Homage but others are). But you know what - not everyone races, and it's your ride, so you do it on the weekend that works best for you, Nerdgirl and Theo. Hopefully whenever you choose I will be able to make it out, because it is a great way to spend a day but I recognise that you cannot please all of the people all of the time...

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    exactly.. all about...

    All about the ride! Get out there and do it! Do it!!
    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    This ride is all about the RIDE. Much like the Anti-Race, people who "race" from one bakery to the next are publicly ridiculed.

    Speaking of bail-outs, I might need one myself this year judging by my not-so-fierce snow shoeing on Saturday! Phew!

    I'm liking April more and more. I don't read the race schedule anymore - are there any weekends freer than others?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    March 29/31/31 - Good Friday Road Race - Monster Mum visiting (you knew about this one already, right )

    April 6 and 7 - Homage to Ice on April 7

    April 14 - Paris to Ancaster

    April 28 - Woodnewton OCUP

    Seems to me that April 21 would work best for those of us who race (i'm not doing Homage but others are). But you know what - not everyone races, and it's your ride, so you do it on the weekend that works best for you, Nerdgirl and Theo. Hopefully whenever you choose I will be able to make it out, because it is a great way to spend a day but I recognise that you cannot please all of the people all of the time...

    Thanks for trying to humour everyone!
    Are you sure April 21st has no races on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Are you sure April 21st has no races on it?
    Oh, don't be so coy. I checked Pubcrawl's very nice race calendar, and there is Substance Racing's Kingston Enduro.

    So that leaves no free weekends in April, with no prospect of improvement as summer approaches. I say f-em and put it on Paris-to-Ancaster weekend. Either the Saturday, which would mean participants would come, but ride at a nice restrained pace, or the Sunday, which would exclude the hammer-fest types. But really, it's up to Mr. Monster, as I expect I'll be home with the mini-monster.

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    March 9th or 10th is looking open but that would make it a *very* early season ride. Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Oh, don't be so coy. I checked Pubcrawl's very nice race calendar, and there is Substance Racing's Kingston Enduro.

    .
    That weekend I plan to race that. Thanks to Dan this year there is 3 races in town this year. And hopefully there will be enough showing up to keep the East Cup running and have more in town.

    Though I am surprised the Kingston area has enough vertical to run a Enduro race.


    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post

    So that leaves no free weekends in April, with no prospect of improvement as summer approaches. I say f-em and put it on Paris-to-Ancaster weekend. Either the Saturday, which would mean participants would come, but ride at a nice restrained pace, or the Sunday, which would exclude the hammer-fest types. But really, it's up to Mr. Monster, as I expect I'll be home with the mini-monster.
    Scheduling this time of year around recruiting is so tracking fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    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.
    Well, it's hard to suck your thumb and pound out mileage on the trainer lying in bed...But that's okay if you think that's what I am up to. We share the same start line on Tuesdays now, so I will just sit quietly as some of the smack talk starts. Oh, but that's another thread that hasn't started yet .

    I am liking the direction that the dates are taking, although I have no idea what I can do in April at this point. I just hope for above 10 degrees and no rain, and I will be there. And the body performs better then too, so if you would like to have a few sprint throw downs to work off the buttertarts along the ride, let's do it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    Well, it's hard to suck your thumb and pound out mileage on the trainer lying in bed...But that's okay if you think that's what I am up to. We share the same start line on Tuesdays now, so I will just sit quietly as some of the smack talk starts. Oh, but that's another thread that hasn't started yet .

    I am liking the direction that the dates are taking, although I have no idea what I can do in April at this point. I just hope for above 10 degrees and no rain, and I will be there. And the body performs better then too, so if you would like to have a few sprint throw downs to work off the buttertarts along the ride, let's do it!
    I will make an effort to stay on the same start line as I am officially part of the seniors racing category as of this year. But I will stay with youngins just so that I can poke fun at all you kids. You better sleep on that trainer if you don't want to cry like a baby every Tuesday. Starting in May. 2013.

    I put a request to the almighty for some balmy and dry weather for your appearance at the butter tart ride. He didnt respond. yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    You better sleep on that trainer if you don't want to cry like a baby every Tuesday. .
    If you mounted a recumbent to a trainer and modified the back rest. I believe it would be possible.

    Hmm, Laz-E-Boy new product?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    March 9th or 10th is looking open but that would make it a *very* early season ride. Anyone?
    If the weather does not mock us, then March 9-10 sounds great to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    March 9th or 10th is looking open but that would make it a *very* early season ride. Anyone?
    Not for me. Unglued Jr's 6th birthday is the 10th, and his birthday party is the 9th. We're going bowling!

    But then again, if it is the same weekend as the P2A I can't make it then either (riding 2 days in a weekend is likely grounds for divorce from Mrs. Unglued). Looks like this will be the first year I miss the Tour de Buttertart. Pity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    March 9th or 10th is looking open but that would make it a *very* early season ride. Anyone?
    It's clear on the sched, but weather will determine participation as I have noted and been mocked for .
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    It's clear on the sched, but weather will determine participation as I have noted and been mocked for .
    march break dude... march break... lots of people are away....
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    March 9 is the Hardwood Fatty frost Cross.
    Would really like to support this local fat bike race, to show interest in the snow biking race scene in Ontario. ( I believe CypSydor is also racing)
    April 21 works for my son and I making the buttertart ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Hustler View Post

    Gentlemen
    Life is too short to spend time sitting indoors on a trainer spinning circles,starring at a TV.
    Get outside and ride your bike.
    Gentlemen is a reference that should be used sparingly. That being said, for some of us cold weather wussies like me, the trainer is a great means to stay in shape and be in somewhat decent fitness come the spring. I spend more time looking at the Garmin and surf the interwebs while doing it, not watching TV. I will stick with that for another few weeks unless we get a couple of warmer days to crack out the road bike.
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    March 9,10; April 21...all workable. Pick one...pick sumpin, please before Mrs. Riot makes a plan on an 'empty' weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiotMTB View Post
    March 9,10; April 21...all workable. Pick one...pick sumpin, please before Mrs. Riot makes a plan on an 'empty' weekend.

    This, only instead of Mrs. Riot, change that to all the Mrs. Stone, and Little Miss Stones. The women in my house currently control my calendar for 3 weeks ahead of today.

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    Robin and I support either of these dates. Lets make it happen!


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    March 9th or 10th is looking open but that would make it a *very* early season ride. Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko View Post
    Robin and I support either of these dates. Lets make it happen!
    That would work for me.

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    If the forecast holds Saturday the 9th looks to be about 5 degrees and sunny.
    I'd be in for that.

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    After much consultation at the Bike Show, it looks like the best date for the most people is April 21st. Pencil it in!
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    Done.

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    Done also. I think that might even be warm enough for Neil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    Done also. I think that might even be warm enough for Neil.
    It just might be Tom! Unless there is an unseasonable foray into the sub five degree range that day. It's on the calendar, let the weather watching begin!
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    Going to be buttertarty awesome.

    I think bringing pennies for Ms. Dee will bring her rage to a whole new level this year!
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    Was there a date finalized for the Butter Tart Ride? I had a lot of fun last year and would like to join again if possible.
    I love riding my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    After much consultation at the Bike Show, it looks like the best date for the most people is April 21st. Pencil it in!
    yes sir!
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    Ah! Thank you!
    I was skimming the thread and didn't seem to see a finalized date, so I ask. April 21st will give me a bit of time to get a bit of fitness into me. I don't want to be so far behind everyone after the first hill!
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    Have fun kiddies. I 'll be at Dan's new race and hopefully a new frame. And drinking Guinness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Have fun kiddies. I 'll be at Dan's new race and hopefully a new frame. And drinking Guinness.
    What new race? And aren't you too slow to race?
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    Seriously .... does it matter if there is a race on the date picked ? (now chosen)
    Its not like we are trying to accommodate everyone who rides a bike .
    Bike riding is all about making choices ;-)

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    What new race?
    East Cup

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    And aren't you too slow to race?
    Maybe but I'm not made of sugar.


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    Seriously .... does it matter if there is a race on the date picked ? (now chosen)
    Its not like we are trying to accommodate everyone who rides a bike .
    Bike riding is all about making choices ;-)
    Doesn't matter really. It is just unfortunate timing. So I'm taking advantage of the locality of the race as now it's cheap to race.

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    Thanks to Cpt Sydor, the FB event page is now up!

    If we're not already "friends" and you want to join the ride on FB, come find me (Marc Risdale - orange Misfit avatar) and we'll sort you out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy View Post
    Seriously .... does it matter if there is a race on the date picked ? (now chosen)
    Its not like we are trying to accommodate everyone who rides a bike .
    Bike riding is all about making choices ;-)
    If we can accommodate more people on certain date - for sure it is worth it. Thank you to the esteemed organizing committee for working hard on making this ride fun and well attended.

    Should we start talking about bike/tire choices right now or in 3... 2... 1... Seconds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    Should we start talking about bike/tire choices right now or in 3... 2... 1... Seconds?
    Ummm, road bike tires that are smooth...
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    I dunno...that big, loud french guy does pretty good on a rigid mtb with racing ralphs.

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    Ummm, road bike tires that are smooth...
    Straight outta Rossland

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post

    Should we start talking about bike/tire choices right now or in 3... 2... 1... Seconds?
    This will be the shakedown ride for my new Zipp 404 tubulars. I will not ride my road bike anywhere but on the trainer until after the Paris to Ancaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    I dunno...that big, loud french guy does pretty good on a rigid mtb with racing ralphs.
    That certainly was an eye opener!
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    osokolo: Should we start talking about bike/tire choices right now or in 3... 2... 1... Seconds?

    For you, I suggest a fat bike. That way the rest of us can keep up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    This will be the shakedown ride for my new Zipp 404 tubulars. I will not ride my road bike anywhere but on the trainer until after the Paris to Ancaster.
    what? is this a road ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    This will be the shakedown ride for my new Zipp 404 tubulars. I will not ride my road bike anywhere but on the trainer until after the Paris to Ancaster.
    Wow, no tubeless? What next No Gears riding with gears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    I dunno...that big, loud french guy does pretty good on a rigid mtb with racing ralphs.
    Who said you need a road bike to ride on the road. Mountain bike are extremely versatile and 2.25 tires are perfect .
    The kids are home that week but I will try to work something out. This ride is so much fun with a great bunch of people...and lot's of buttertarts and whatever else look fat and delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    After much consultation at the Bike Show, it looks like the best date for the most people is April 21st. Pencil it in!
    I've pencilled it in. It's been a long time since I've seen many of you and, as I'm not racing, this season is all about riding for fun with people I like.

    Looking forward to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcr1 View Post
    Who said you need a road bike to ride on the road. Mountain bike are extremely versatile and 2.25 tires are perfect .
    The kids are home that week but I will try to work something out. This ride is so much fun with a great bunch of people...and lot's of buttertarts and whatever else look fat and delicious.
    Maybe if you tow all your kids, the rest of us will be able to keep up...

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    Zip404's tubs on the Buttertart ride?! Ddi you just sign yourself up for double tart intake at each pit stop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    Zip404's tubs on the Buttertart ride?! Ddi you just sign yourself up for double tart intake at each pit stop?
    Well, er, yes
    Strava made me do it....

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    Whats the FB page called ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy View Post
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    2013 Tour de Buttertart

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2659...ref=ts&fref=ts
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    Room for new faces on the Tour de Tart? I've never ridden with any of you, but 100km + buttertarts sounds like a good time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikingnerd View Post
    Room for new faces on the Tour de Tart? I've never ridden with any of you, but 100km + buttertarts sounds like a good time!
    There's always room for more people.

    This ride's getting so popular, I don't even really need to host it anymore. It has a life of its own!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    There's always room for more people.

    This ride's getting so popular, I don't even really need to host it anymore. It has a life of its own!
    No, it's your ride. You still have to host it.

    I hate to sound all anal and organized, but given that it could be a 50+ rider peloton, we might want to consider pace groups to keep things moving at the stops...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    No, it's your ride. You still have to host it.

    I hate to sound all anal and organized, but given that it could be a 50+ rider peloton, we might want to consider pace groups to keep things moving at the stops...
    I call sweep for the last group!
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    With the buttertart weight i'm going to put on in a day, you'll have company back there :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    No, it's your ride. You still have to host it.

    I hate to sound all anal and organized, but given that it could be a 50+ rider peloton, we might want to consider pace groups to keep things moving at the stops...
    If this ride continues to grow, which I expect it will. We might need a few designated ride leaders/sweeps and break-up into a few groups that stagger our arrival and departures from the stops, with a little overlap so people can move between groups if they wish.

    It's really all in the name of buttertarts. Who wants to wait in line for 20 minutes for that delicious goodness?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    If this ride continues to grow, which I expect it will. We might need a few designated ride leaders/sweeps and break-up into a few groups that stagger our arrival and departures from the stops, with a little overlap so people can move between groups if they wish.

    It's really all in the name of buttertarts. Who wants to wait in line for 20 minutes for that delicious goodness?
    If someone wants to give me a map or the route, I will volunteer to lead or co-lead a group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    If someone wants to give me a map or the route, I will volunteer to lead or co-lead a group.
    I've volunteered, once Marc puts out the route, to make a cue sheet that people can print/download to their phone, and also make a .gpx file that people can put on their GPS devices.
    Straight outta Rossland

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    I've volunteered, once Marc puts out the route, to make a cue sheet that people can print/download to their phone, and also make a .gpx file that people can put on their GPS devices.
    I wasn't planning anything different this year than the last. Tart stops, in order, are Carlisle Bakery Plus, Dar's Delights, Dee's General Store and Dyment's Farm Market.

    Though I am open to suggestions since most people seem too pooped/full to make the stop at Dyment's (my personal favourite) since it's so close to Domestique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    I wasn't planning anything different this year than the last. Tart stops, in order, are Carlisle Bakery Plus, Dar's Delights, Dee's General Store and Dyment's Farm Market.

    Though I am open to suggestions since most people seem too pooped/full to make the stop at Dyment's (my personal favourite) since it's so close to Domestique.
    I could get us to all those places, but in all honesty, I've done more following than paying attention to the exact route. I probably need it to be mapped (I don't ride much up near the 401 and that far north so the good and bads roads aren't really in my mental database)
    Straight outta Rossland

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    Cootes, York, Valley, Rock Chapel, Hwy 5, Milgrove Side Road, Concession 6, Center Road to the first stop.

    Carlise to midleborough, campbelleville then 1st line into Dars?

    From there, ugh?

    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    I wasn't planning anything different this year than the last. Tart stops, in order, are Carlisle Bakery Plus, Dar's Delights, Dee's General Store and Dyment's Farm Market.

    Though I am open to suggestions since most people seem too pooped/full to make the stop at Dyment's (my personal favourite) since it's so close to Domestique.
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    I am familiar with the roads up here, (I live in Waterdown), so I am happy to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Cootes, York, Valley, Rock Chapel, Hwy 5, Milgrove Side Road, Concession 6, Center Road to the first stop.

    Carlise to midleborough, campbelleville then 1st line into Dars?

    From there, ugh?
    From Dar's, we take RR15 to Concession 11 S, Wellington Rd. 36, Watson Rd S to Centre, Centre to Concession 11. Noodle through Freelton to RR97 to Dee's.

    After that, there are several creative ways to get back to Dundas.
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    Should we mail out a reminder grumpy lady at the 2nd stop (Dar?) to tell her we will be coming by to ensure she:

    a) has butter tarts baked (meaning: not in the oven)
    b) can accept multiple bill denominations
    c) takes her happy pills

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    From Dar's, we take RR15 to Concession 11 S, Wellington Rd. 36, Watson Rd S to Centre, Centre to Concession 11. Noodle through Freelton to RR97 to Dee's.

    After that, there are several creative ways to get back to Dundas.
    Is that artistic freedom being given? Cause you could argue up and down Middletown, Wiers, Sydenham would get us back, eventually

    Wait, this isn't the Hamilton Endurance Ride.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Is that artistic freedom being given? Cause you could argue up and down Middletown, Wiers, Sydenham would get us back, eventually

    Wait, this isn't the Hamilton Endurance Ride.....
    Absolutely, if you want to watch everyone barf technicolor tarts after Dee's, you might consider a sprint for primes up to Yee Haw Adventure Farm.
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    Ride Map from 2012 Edition

    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Is that artistic freedom being given? Cause you could argue up and down Middletown, Wiers, Sydenham would get us back, eventually

    Wait, this isn't the Hamilton Endurance Ride.....
    Does this help any folks that need some idea where the route goes. Had it kicking around in Garmin Connect...

    http://connect.garmin.com/dashboard?cid=6422795

    Sorry Strava fans, I am not a huge user there, so this will have to do. Hope it helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nspace View Post
    Should we mail out a reminder grumpy lady at the 2nd stop
    nspace vs. grumpy lady. Cage Match. Winner takes all (the buttertarts)

    I'll open the wagers with one tart on grumpy lady FTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    nspace vs. grumpy lady. Cage Match. Winner takes all (the buttertarts)

    I'll open the wagers with one tart on grumpy lady FTW.
    I'd go with Angry Lady. As she is clearly a closet single speeder and only angry people ride single speed's according to Team Dicky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    I'd go with Angry Lady. As she is clearly a closet single speeder and only angry people ride single speed's according to Team Dicky.
    Team Dicky sucks - I heard that from the reliable source. He also started to shave his legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    Team Dicky sucks - I heard that from the reliable source. He also started to shave his legs.
    Of course he does. That way he doesn't look like a Monkey riding a tennis ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    Team Dicky sucks
    You can learn a lot about people by the company they keep. Last time I saw Dicky he was cuddling up to Nogears. Case closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    You can learn a lot about people by the company they keep. Last time I saw Dicky he was cuddling up to Nogears. Case closed.
    I thought he was comforting No Gears so he would stop whimpering about his hip.

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    If the group is too large (as in more than 30-40 riders), maybe splitting up would be a good idea. I am not worried about getting to the butter tarts, I am worried about pi$$ed off drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by serious View Post
    If the group is too large (as in more than 30-40 riders), maybe splitting up would be a good idea. I am not worried about getting to the butter tarts, I am worried about pi$$ed off drivers.
    What you worried about, you have No Gears in the peloton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    What you worried about, you have No Gears in the peloton.
    Hm, that is a good point. He is one big, strong dude!
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    Wow, so this thing is Sunday! Kinda snuck up on me! Temperatures appear to be generally trending warmish.

    The forecast for ridership is also looking pretty sweet, FB sez 72 "in" with six days yet to get off the fence!
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    I'm actually off this weekend. Is this a road or MTB ride? If its road I have to swap out my pedals as they have titanium axles with a 100 kilo weight limit...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    I'm actually off this weekend. Is this a road or MTB ride? If its road I have to swap out my pedals as they have titanium axles with a 100 kilo weight limit...
    Road. Get your butt out on this one. It's about time we met in person...
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    That's it, Unglued, I'll take my Bumblebee out for a test ride tomorrow. Can somebody please remind me how to engage, and more importantly disengage, from Look pedals....it has been a really, really long time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie View Post
    That's it, Unglued, I'll take my Bumblebee out for a test ride tomorrow. Can somebody please remind me how to engage, and more importantly disengage, from Look pedals....it has been a really, really long time...
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    This ride looks interesting, the only problem is that it would be a full day program....
    Plus I never rode in a peloton before, and I'm desperate for dirt as well...
    Would be nice to ride and set up the new bike before the first O-Cup....
    72 riders, wooowww!!!!

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    Its not really a full day. The ride starts pretty early and you finish by say 2ish or so. If you're in Durham you'd be back by 4 latest pending you don't hang around for grilled cheese and beers after.

    Lots of MTBs in there. Theres both fast groups and slow, but its not a race, its just a big fun ride.. Peloton should be easy going if you get into the right one

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    If you're slow AND on a MTB, though, you won't be done by 2pm. It is still about 100 km with lots of stops.

    Not sure Krys can handle 70+ people for beer and grilled cheese! At least not all at once...

    This has officially gotten ridonculous. It used to be such a small, casual ride. /wistful
    Now there's no way I can keep up with it. Not worth getting a babysitter just to be dropped off the back. Have fun y'all.

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    Its not really a full day. The ride starts pretty early and you finish by say 2ish or so. If you're in Durham you'd be back by 4 latest pending you don't hang around for grilled cheese and beers after.

    Lots of MTBs in there. Theres both fast groups and slow, but its not a race, its just a big fun ride.. Peloton should be easy going if you get into the right one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    If you're slow AND on a MTB, though, you won't be done by 2pm. It is still about 100 km with lots of stops.

    Not sure Krys can handle 70+ people for beer and grilled cheese! At least not all at once...

    This has officially gotten ridonculous. It used to be such a small, casual ride. /wistful
    Now there's no way I can keep up with it. Not worth getting a babysitter just to be dropped off the back. Have fun y'all.
    While this has grown incredibly (artifact of making it public at some point and being so freaking awesome!), I really think there is still an incredible desire for this to be a super fun, social ride.

    I think out of necessity, there has to be multiple groups on the road. I am quite sure if you came Nerdgirl, people would ride at your pace, to ride with you and have a blast!
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    Just posted this on facebook.

    We absolutely need to have an organized system on the road to manage all these people. Here are some details of how I plan to organize this. I image most of the people who will help out I already know, but if not, introduce yourself.

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    I am looking for 4-8 people to act as ride leaders/sweeps (if people don't volunteer, I'll voluntell). This year, we will be staggering the start into 3 groups to keep peletons on the road manageable and prevent us from have having huge lines at each stop.

    Group 1 will be the stupid group. (30+ km/h)
    Group 2 will be the awesome group. (26-28 km/h)
    Group 3 will be the have a blast group. (24-25 km/h)

    Each group should will have a leader who is familiar with the area. Group 3 will have the sweep.

    In general, each group will depart Domestique about 5 minutes apart (1, 2 then 3). At each Buttertart stop, there will be overlap between groups (group 1 will leave 5-10 minutes after group 2 arrives, etc). This way people can jump between groups.

    At stop # 1, if someone wants to volunteer to lead a shorter ride of more manageable distance, (~65 km) that would be awesome. I think the easiest would be to cut out the trip to Moffat and head straight for Dee's.

    Let me know if you wish to be designated. I will coral leaders Sunday morning.
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    I called dibs on sweeping the "Blast" group weeks ago!
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    Sadface as my daughter has a Cheerleading competition that day. If I knew I were to be back to KW by say 5pm I may be able to convince people to "play along".

    Must fix post to reflect that I am excited for her comp!! They will be National champions!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by egggman View Post
    Sadface as my daughter has a Cheerleading competition that day. If I knew I were to be back to KW by say 5pm I may be able to convince people to "play along".

    Must fix post to reflect that I am excited for her comp!! They will be National champions!!
    I can't see why you couldn't be back by 5. Just don't be with the lollygagging group and you'll be fine. No?

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    Nerdgirl, if you come out on the ride I will let you chick me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egggman View Post
    Sadface as my daughter has a Cheerleading competition that day. If I knew I were to be back to KW by say 5pm I may be able to convince people to "play along".

    Must fix post to reflect that I am excited for her comp!! They will be National champions!!
    I know of an excellent trick to do both: Step 1. Kill it on the first climb, setting an unreasonable and unsustainable pace. Step 2. Turn around at the first stop and go home.

    Sort of like Spak-first, but better. And you get buttertarts and keep your family obligations.

    Sadly, though, I won't be joining the ride this weekend. Race+buttertarts+race=menotbeingmarriedanymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarty View Post

    Sadly, though, I won't be joining the ride this weekend. Race+buttertarts+race=menotbeingmarriedanymore.
    From personal experience during this time of year, having found the correct woman to fall in love and marry has a significant benefit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarty View Post
    Race+buttertarts+race=menotbeingmarriedanymore.
    This is an equasion I understand!! I feel your math!

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    Quote Originally Posted by smarty View Post
    Sadly, though, I won't be joining the ride this weekend.
    Word, I gotta take a weekend to lie down and gasp for air, have a good ride folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egggman View Post
    This is an equasion I understand!! I feel your math!
    Same here, strangely though, when I mentioned, casually, almost testing the waters "I will be racing Sat, and riding Sun" everything was Ok. See many of you at Dan's race on Saturday, and the tour on Sunday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by egggman View Post
    This is an equasion I understand!! I feel your math!
    I am living smarty's math, so I think he is making the right choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    This has officially gotten ridonculous. It used to be such a small, casual ride. /wistful
    Now there's no way I can keep up with it. Not worth getting a babysitter just to be dropped off the back. Have fun y'all.
    Nooooo, you and garage_monster started this and you two are a big reason why I come there. Besides, for many of us doing the H2I race, this is going to be an easy recovery ride. I know I intend to enjoy every second and leave the racing for the races.
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    Aw, you guys are too kind. I'll be at the pre- and post-festivities with the mini-monster to socialise. But we've got a play date planned now with another up-and-coming cyclist. Enjoy your buttertarts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    I can't see why you couldn't be back by 5. Just don't be with the lollygagging group and you'll be fine. No?
    I think you are right. Egggman doesn't know how to lollygag...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    From personal experience during this time of year, having found the correct woman to fall in love and marry has a significant benefit.
    I can second that! (With my own woman that is; not yours.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Aw, you guys are too kind. I'll be at the pre- and post-festivities with the mini-monster to socialise. But we've got a play date planned now with another up-and-coming cyclist. Enjoy your buttertarts!
    What flavour buttertarts would you like us to bring back for you and Theo?
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    Uncrushed? Not sweaty? Bringing back buttertarts seems unwise. I can procure excellent ones at Dyment's (your last stop) just up the road from us.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    What flavour buttertarts would you like us to bring back for you and Theo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Uncrushed? Not sweaty? Bringing back buttertarts seems unwise. I can procure excellent ones at Dyment's (your last stop) just up the road from us.
    I was going to bring tupperware in my jersey pocket to ensure yours and Theo's buttertarts made it back safe and sound, but forgot about the proximity of Dyment's, so I'm guessing you are good?
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    People must be gaining confidence in the weather forecast... we're up to 83 riders now.

    Looks like I'm going to be making a lot of new friends!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    People must be gaining confidence in the weather forecast... we're up to 83 riders now.
    Looks like I'm going to be making a lot of new friends!
    We may need 4 groups if this keeps up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    People must be gaining confidence in the weather forecast... we're up to 83 riders now.

    Looks like I'm going to be making a lot of new friends!
    +3 or 4: I'm coming with a few friends.

    9am start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickboers View Post
    +3 or 4: I'm coming with a few friends.

    9am start?
    The speediest group rolls at 9AM.

    I think we're going to start the day nearly 100 strong. Critical Buttetart Mass!
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    This is comical and awesome all at the same time.

    I feel like there should be a prize for the most buttertarts consumed (while still finishing)
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    If I'm sweeping the last group, I'm beginning to wonder if I'll even see a buttertart all day!

    (Mental note: bring own tarts..., )
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    Has anyone warned the bake shops? Will there be tarts for all? Will Unglued flat??

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    Don't forget:
    - Bring lots of small change (it's not fair to the shops to have 100 people try to pay for $2 buttertarts with 20s)
    - Dress more warmly than you think you need to (it get cold standing around munching sweet treats)
    - Have fun!

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    Seemed like a success. I think the -3 C in the morning scared away the fair weather riders, but the motivated were out in full force. Counted 60-70 to start. Many buttertarts were consumed.

    Fun day on the bike.
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    Awesome day. Thank you CptSydor, and GM!!

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    Thanks. Lots of good food and riding new to me roads made for great day.

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    It was a beautiful day for a ride and I have the sunburn to prove it!
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    Thanks for coordinating an awesome ride GM and CptSydor!

    My wife forced me to put on sunscreen before I left, probably a good idea! Despite being a tad chilly when stopped, the weather was awesome.

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    That was a good day on the bike...

    I must say, though, I did not expect to be that tired at the end of the day. 100k early in the season is always a bit of a shock to the system, I guess.
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    It was another most excellent day, big thanks to Marc, Kim and Jeff for organizing as well as everyone else for being a part of it. Yes, it was a little cold, but the sunshine made up for it.

    After racing at Mansfield the day before, this became the best recovery ride ever!
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    My only disappointment is that with so many good friends there that I haven't seen much of in the off-season, I feel like I did not get a chance to properly catch up with a lot of people
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    My only disappointment is that with so many good friends there that I haven't seen much of in the off-season, I feel like I did not get a chance to properly catch up with a lot of people
    Same here. In past years I floated through the group and took the opportunity to chat with (and introduce myself to) as many people as possible. That didn't happen this year and has me thinking about structure (or lack there of) for next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Same here. In past years I floated through the group and took the opportunity to chat with (and introduce myself to) as many people as possible. That didn't happen this year and has me thinking about structure (or lack there of) for next year.
    I think there's room for a family friendly version of the ride too for people who either want to bring their kids or who just can't commit all the time it takes to do 100km. It's not like there aren't enough buttertart places nearby to make it work.
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    What a turn around weather wise from the horrible Sat weather .
    I was hee'n and haw'n whether to make the drive down from London
    due to lack of thermal comfort but some derogatory comments from
    my co-rider changed my mind .
    It wasnt terribly warm at the start but at least it was sunny and clear .
    Pre ride , I heard more then one person mutter in the parking lot ...
    " I dont know how much to put on " .
    The ride put a hurt on me but I stuck it out and now I can say that I
    now have the H.E.R. and the Butter Tart rides under my belt .
    Well worth the drive !!
    Thanks to Cpt Sydor , Unglued , GM and all the others involved in Suns
    ride . Well done .
    And Chris , for hanging back and dragging my ass the last stretch of the way
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    I think there's room for a family friendly version of the ride too for people who either want to bring their kids or who just can't commit all the time it takes to do 100km. It's not like there aren't enough buttertart places nearby to make it work.
    I know of a few riders that would love the family friendly version.
    Those same riders also happen to love sweet buttertart goodness
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