Ontario, Canada Cogal

Ontario, Canada Cogal

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202km of rolling, hilly, Rattlesnake-infested riding goodness (Rattlesnake Point @~35km is absolutely vicious at 22%). Starting with the province’s best coffee at Domestique Café Cyclo-Sportif in Dundas, ON and riding out to Belfountain. Lunch and food options at Belfountain, Glen Williams, and Moffatt. Finishing with V-Pints waiting for us back at Domestique, where Krys has a nice selection of local beers on tap (if folks are interested, we could look into Krys making up some Domestique/V-Cogal t’s to commemorate the event).

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Date - May 27, 2012
9:05 AM - 6:00 PM

Café Domestique

Cogal Details
Route Details

Ride Classification

// Cogal // Rule VV (Climbing)

  1. Can I get a rough estimate of who is planning to attend? It would be good to know in order to plan for the ride, but also to let cafés in Dundas and Erin know we’re coming.

  2. @Steampunk
    Dude. Velominatus Paterfamilias (x3). Did I say negotiations had come to an end? Did I? You know what I do for a living right? I negotiate shit. I will deliver. Don’t get your panties in a bunch.

    See that photo of Mr. Yates on the front page? I have that sucker as my screensaver as my inspiration to be a hardass when appropriate.

  3. @Mikel Pearce

    See that photo of Mr. Yates on the front page? I have that sucker as my screensaver as my inspiration to be a hardass when appropriate.

    That’s a little bit weird. And not “good” weird.

    Just rode the first half of our Cogal route this morning (sans Rattlesnake). Roads look pretty good.

  4. @Steampunk
    Yeah, sometimes I am a little weird, and I’m ok with that …

  5. Two weeks to the Ontario Cogal. Hope everyone’s ready!

  6. @Steampunk
    Last year’s pushing 10+ kilos of pannier up the escarpment to Ridge road on a 42/23 is probably enough to get me ready.

    @Mikel Pearce
    Is there room for two on the way out/back? The wheels can come off the bike, but my knees don’t have quick releases.

  7. @Steampunk

    @Mikel Pearce

    Oop. I seem to have no knowledge of wordpress functionality. See the post above for my questions/comments.

  8. Please note the time change. Official departure from Cafe Domestique is 9:0V.

  9. Left a lung two-thirds of the way up Rattlesnake Point this morning. Good to get that one in the legs before Sunday. Really looking forward to Sunday’s ride!

  10. Have a great time everyone. As usual, looking forward to the cogal articles!

  11. Looking like great temps for Sunday with a 50% chance of Rule #9 showing up. Scattered rain only, I presume. Is there a final count? Or will it just be Steamy and myself?

  12. Bonne route, lads!

  13. I have it on the authority of a man I trust but whom I’ve never met and can’t say with any certainty isn’t crazy (@Steampunk): Rain will fall on you tomorrow. Good luck and enjoy the Rule #9 Awesomeness!

  14. Happy riding Steampunk et al. We’ll be thinking of you as we wend our merry way round the glorious Northern Kettle Moraine here in WI. Roads and scenery in top notch condition and the green tunnel is looking fine!

  15. @Adrian
    Adrian, yes there is room for two. Google me and e-mail me and we’ll get it sorted.I’m a lawyer in Toronto. You should be able to find me pretty easily with that information. Oh, and Mikel Pearce is actually my real name.

  16. @frank
    Sunday now calls for thundershowers and 5-10mm of rain. I might try to affix a pair of Speedplay cleats to my galoshes…

    Happy riding to you, too, my friend.

  17. For those about to Cogal, we salute you.

  18. @Mikel Pearce
    Never trust a lawyer. His real name is actually Ralph.

  19. Well gentlemen, this is going to hurt. Oh so fitting the ride starts at 9:05. If it didn’t, my rule-noncompliance would probably cause a crack to open up in the earth and swallow the entire group.

    Grab your gore-tex socks and four-bolt open-toed sandals. Problem solved.

    @Mikel Pearce
    Oh dear. I forgot about that lexicon item. Another Adrian I hope. I’ll send an email soon.

  20. New forecast for tomorrow calls for limited rain, so we may stay relatively dry. Chance of thunderstorms early, but then cloudy, sticky humidity the rest of the way. Drove out to the far end of our ride this afternoon to pick up my son from an overnight hiking expedition; roads and country look beautiful.

  21. I dare say those recovery beverages will be tasting pretty sweet this afternoon (your time), enjoy the win.

  22. Hail Canuckia!

  23. Just returned home to Pittsburgh. The Cogal route and my, ahem, performance can be found using the following links. Full writeup to come via Steampunk

    Strava: http://app.strava.com/rides/9575472

    RideWithGPS: http://ridewithgps.com/trips/675004

  24. Obviously I wasn’t able to make it. Next year looks promising though if there would be a repeat. Did you guys get hit by the massive downpour?

  25. @Tartan1749
    Dude. You were Rule V compliant all day, despite having an off day. Smile on your face and nary a complaint was heard. Chapeau.

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