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.

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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. Is there any way to make the route public, without joining mapmyride?

  2. @Bespoke

    I’ll see what I can do. In the meantime, train for pain. Three times up Rattlesnake Point (from different sides). Starting and finishing on Sydenham Hill””and at Café Domestique. Free parking across the street for those coming from further afield.

  3. @Steampunk As long as there aren’t any steel plates on the road, I should be in a little less pain than last time. I’ve got two or three days of riding in Collingwood in front of this so, I’m lucky to get up once to your three.

  4. @Bespoke

    I’m already consulting with Hamilton and Milton city works to make sure no steel plates interfere with the ride. That was one of the most spectacular crashes I have ever witness, and I never want to see it again.

  5. @Steampunk

    @Bespoke

    I’m already consulting with Hamilton and Milton city works to make sure no steel plates interfere with the ride. That was one of the most spectacular crashes I have ever witness, and I never want to see it again.

    You always have everyone’s back. Much appreciated.

  6. @Bespoke

    That’s because I’m huffing and puffing at the back of the bunch…

  7. What time are you projecting for this to wrapup?p  Wondering if I’ll have the time/energy to get out of America’s toque that day?  What’s the kilometerage and expected ride time?

  8. @DerHoggz

    9.30 departure time. ~100k riding. Some big climbs. And probably a lunch stop in Campbellville. Count on 3.5-4 hours of riding, and maybe an extra hour over lunch and post-ride beverages. I would imagine you could be on the road towards Canada’s seedy underbelly by 16.00. Of course, all the riding up here is done in metric, so it might take you longer…

  9. Excellent work people! 

    June 22nd is marked off on the calender and I will begin counting the days. 

    You may count me in. 

    darren

  10. Added to calendar – sounds awesome.  :)

  11. I’m in. Here’s the route uploaded to Ride With GPS for those so inclined:

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/4880263

  12. @freddy Thanks for the RidewithGPS version, much appreciated.

    And, chapeau to the route planner for sticking in the little leg burner up 8th Sideroad off of Cedar Springs.  Plus we get the “cobbles” of Sydenham Rd south from Hwy#5 to wake the shoulders up on our way back to some post-ride refreshment!  (shameful section of tarmac…hopefully it gets a resurface sometime, it could really use it.)

    Looks like it will be a great day.  Very much looking forward to it.

  13. @LIIIXI

    Plus we get the “cobbles” of Sydenham Rd south from Hwy#5 to wake the shoulders up on our way back to some post-ride refreshment! (shameful section of tarmac…hopefully it gets a resurface sometime, it could really use it.)

    I know, right? The Belgians don’t know how good they’ve got it. If they cleaned up that patch and the section along Governors, outside the schools, my regular riding would be butter.

  14. @freddy

    Thanks, mate. Of course, the typo in the original route I planned: We should definitely speed down 14 Side Road and not Steeles on our way to Bell School Line. Less traffic, more fun, better descent.

    @Bespoke

    I took in the first half of the route yesterday. I regret to inform that they’ve put down some steel plates on 7 Concession. They’re well-buried in the tarmac, but I did want to give you a heads-up.

  15. @Steampunk

    Since we’re talking about the route, another idea is to stay on Appleby on the first descent down the north side of Rattlesnake, go straight over the tracks (at a speed you won’t tell your wife and kids), under the 401, left on Campbellville Rd then back under the 401 via Campbell Ave. I think it’s actually safer as it saves breaking to turn on to Limestone…plus it cuts a little repetition. Just a suggestion.

    Looking forward to the ride.

  16. @freddy

    Works for me.

  17. @Steampunk

    @freddy

    Thanks, mate. Of course, the typo in the original route I planned: We should definitely speed down 14 Side Road and not Steeles on our way to Bell School Line. Less traffic, more fun, better descent.

    @Bespoke

    I took in the first half of the route yesterday. I regret to inform that they’ve put down some steel plates on 7 Concession. They’re well-buried in the tarmac, but I did want to give you a heads-up.

    Steel plates, heads and buried in the same description. Yikes!

  18. @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.

  19. @LIIIXI

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

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

  21. @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.

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

  23. @Steampunk

    Have a great ride  all.

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

  25. 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)

  26. @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.

    Slideshow:

    Fullscreen:

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

  28. 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.

  29. @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…

  30. 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?

  31. @Minnesota Expat

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

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

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

  34. @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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. @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!

  38. @Steampunk

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

  39. @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…

  40. @Steampunk

    Ah nuts. The Revolution will be solderized.

  41. @xyxax

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

  42. @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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