Canadian Cogal, Ontario 2014 V 3.0

Canadian Cogal, Ontario 2014 V 3.0

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Winter’s frost is finally relinquishing its tight grasp of the Great White North, which means it’s time for the third annual Ontario Cogal. Starting with the finest espresso and finishing with fine local brews at the galaxy’s finest cycling café, Domestique Café Cyclo-Sportif in Dundas, Ontario, the ride will take on the local hills, including Sydenham, Snake Road, and Rattlesnake Point.

Here is the route.

Event Details

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Date/Time
Date - June 22, 2014
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Location
Café Domestique

Cogal Details
Route Details

Ride Classification

// Cogal // Rule VV (Climbing)

  1. @freddy And the entire north side of Appleby was recently repaved, imo now making the section north of Limestone worth riding.  Although I will miss Limestone as it’s quite a nice road to Guelph Line.

  2. @LIIIXI

    Not to worry, we’ll take Limestone back towards Dundas after the third ascent.

  3. Hey, I’m in for Sunday’s RIDE as well, looks good!

  4. @duncan

    Hey, I’m in for Sunday’s RIDE as well, looks good!

    Bring your “secret sauce.” Steampunk has us climbing a few local hills.

  5. We’re about 12 hours from departure. Rest up, my little Canadians, for tomorrow we ride.

  6. @Steampunk

    Have a great ride  all.

  7. Giving this a shot – At Guelph and Derry – give me a shout 416.712.8722

  8. Just wanted to reach out and say thanks to @Steampunk for putting the ride together.  15 people, gorgeous day, 95km, 1200m elevation gain.  Great ride! (Except for my broken spoke – @DanR We need to chat!)

    Was really nice to put some faces to the handles I see online and I’m really looking forward to more V rides in future.

    Cheers!

    (Owen)

  9. @LIIIXI

    Just wanted to reach out and say thanks to @Steampunk for putting the ride together. 15 people, gorgeous day, 95km, 1200m elevation gain. Great ride! (Except for my broken spoke – @DanR We need to chat!)

    Was really nice to put some faces to the handles I see online and I’m really looking forward to more V rides in future.

    Cheers!

    (Owen)

    Hear Hear! Great day, beautiful ride and very friendly group – nice to meet you all. Here are some rather shitty photos I took while trying to ride and one that we/I should have taken more time to contrive. I don’t know all of the screen names so, captions are just decriptions.

  10. Screen names and faces! Enquiring minds want to know! Facebook lets you tag people. Just sayin’

  11. So sad that I couldn’t ride yesterday – I had a crash a week and a half ago and suffered a concussion.  Under doctor’s orders to take it easy for another week or two.  Looks like a great turnout and some amazing weather.

  12. @kixsand

    So sad that I couldn’t ride yesterday – I had a crash a week and a half ago and suffered a concussion. Under doctor’s orders to take it easy for another week or two. Looks like a great turnout and some amazing weather.

    Very sorry to hear – hope you get better soon. Indeed, it was both. I heard talk of a similar ride later this summer…

  13. That was a great edition of the Ontario Cogal. Terrific ride with an excellent group of people. @Duende told a story of hitting severe calorie deficit during a long ride, and stopping at Tim Horton’s for a veggie wrap. It was the best thing he’d ever eaten. A few days later, he persuaded his wife that this was the tastiest lunch offering money could by. Only to discover it tasted like cardboard. All of which is to say that all things are better on the bike.

    But I suspect our exception would be the good people on this ride, each of whom I would surely happily spend time with in street clothes. But definitely again while in the saddle. Three times up the Rattlesnake escarpment. And Canada bringing the V when it comes to Velominata participation on Cogals.

    There are rumblings of a Fall Cogal in Ontario. Late August? Early September? Who’s in?

  14. @Minnesota Expat

    L-R: Duende, Billy, LIIIXI (who was a horse!), Duncan, Steampunk

  15. L-R: Pedalling Circles, Billy, Duncan, Nick, Julia, Duende, Dale, Steampunk

  16. Church Ride! Thanks for the photos, love seeing people out pedaling and having fun!!

  17. @Ron

    Church Ride! Thanks for the photos, love seeing people out pedaling and having fun!!

    That Steampunk has some clout with the Community (church). Either that or some late night handiwork with the channel letters.

    Definitely a place to belong; all were welcome on the Sunday Road Trip.

  18. Thanks for the ride folks. As mentioned above…great people. And great rigs. I noticed Ti, CrMo, HiMod, bamboo (ok, a future project for Turning Circles, but hey, he’s procured the material), Cinelli Caleido, Litespeed, Merckx, Strong (with awesome pink accents), Cervelo, Campy, D-A, Fuji Roubaix, Café Roubaix, eh,…the list goes on. V climbs and V+1 butter tarts. A complete day.

  19. It turns out LIIIXI’s spoke wasn’t the only casualty of the day. My rear wheel wobble was the result of a cracked rim. Now I’m a little sad.

  20. @Steampunk

    It turns out LIIIXI’s spoke wasn’t the only casualty of the day. My rear wheel wobble was the result of a cracked rim. Now I’m a little sad.

    Well, I’m not sad that the wheel didn’t crack on the decent down Appleby or Sydenham. You should feel pretty lucky on that!

  21. @Steampunk

    Are those the Revolutions?  Cracked where?  That is sad.

  22. @xyxax

    Aye–the Revolutions. Truth be told, I didn’t even look for a crack in the rim when I took it down to the Speed Shop.

    @Bespoke

    There is that. I’m pleased to be in one piece, even if my rear wheel barely is…

  23. @Steampunk

    Ah nuts. The Revolution will be solderized.

  24. @xyxax

    …or buried in the back of the garage in favour of something blingier…

  25. @Steampunk

    @Minnesota Expat

     

    L-R: Duende, Billy, LIIIXI (who was a horse!), Duncan, Steampunk

    Well done ALL!  Super.  Wish that I could have been there.  Photo reminds me of another one that I seem to remember from 2006.  You all look very simliar!

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