Toronto Cogal 2013

Toronto Cogal 2013

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A Friday Cogal? Donuts? And Beer? In the City? This sounds great. Again, complaints and questions to Good Sir Steamer: egan@mcmaster.ca

Traces the famed Toronto Donut Ride

Depart @ 13:00

~80k at casually deliberate.

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Donut-Ride-Short-Route

Event Details

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Date/Time
Date - April 05, 2013
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location
leaside centre

Cogal Details
Route Details


// Casually Deliberate (No Drop) // Cogal

  1. @Buck Rogers Amen brother Buck.

  2. @Buck Rogers I have a couple poorly shot photos that I took post ride but I can’t freaking figure out how to post them. I’ll send them to @Steampunk and he can post them perhaps? Sadly the shots of Dede aren’t great but having ridden with her for the first 15 or 20 Kms of the ride I can tell you that yes, she’s still awesome. She told me she doesn’t ride  much these days but I knew she could still kick my ass on the bike anytime and anywhere. We were having quite a lovely conversation as a matter of fact until one of the Mike’s (seemed like all the guys on the ride were named Mike) stopped pointing out the potholes and Dede started riding into all of them. I was on the inside riding into all the sewer grates and crap at the side of the road but I didn’t freaking care because the entire ride I was thinking “look at me, riding next to DEDE DEMET”. And then, for the rest of the ride after Dede politely took herself to the back of the group (likely to avoid almost riding over @Bespoke again or into any of the plentiful potholes), I hightailed it up to the front of the group and rode behind Mrs. Dede Demet and spent the remainder of the ride  thinking “look at me riding Michael Barry’s wheel”. I’m hoping neither Michael nor Dede could tell than I had one of those stupid shit-eating grins on my face the whole day. They probably both just thought that was me looking normal. Hopefully.

  3. @Mel You thought I had another one in me did youl?! I was right with you for that short pull you know?

    Really could use a smiley or two right about now but, that seems to be against the (unwritten) rules.

    @Mel, check out imgur.com to upload load pics, then generate a link which you can use for this site.

  4. good on michael barry for joining in on the ride.  he may not know about this website, nor the reason behind the cogals, but his attendance speaks volumes for his character now.  i might have been hard pressed to give him an honest hand shake at the beginning of the ride, but after a few kms and some reflection time, i’d have given him a man hug come departure time.  congrats to all and the professor for a job well done.

  5. nice one, sounds great, but we need to see fotos !!

  6. Post-ride, outside the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto (they closed Front Street for us). L-R: Dede Demet, Keeper emeritus Josh (mostly hidden), Bespoke, Mike, MB, Tim, Steampunk.

    L-R: Keeper Josh in the YJA, DD, Mike, Bespoke, MB, Steampunk, Tim

  7. So what’s the take on a Keeper rocking the YJA? Seems a little off, non?

  8. @Mikael Liddy

    One would think, but you only need to ride with Josh once. Anyone who is going to ride with beer in his bidon and can write from firsthand experience about the man with the crystal globes is okay in my books. The fact that he can unnerve Frank with his triple crank and ride anyone off his wheel score big points in my book and make it hard to complain too heavily. Consider him the anti-Frank or the last of the true Cognoscenti; and then it doesn’t seem like a problem so much…

    Consider, too, the bike he’s riding—a gem of a steel-frame loner from Café Domestique.

  9. @Steampunk My envy knows no bounds.  Be it on my own head if I ever miss another one of your Cogals!!!

  10. @Buck Rogers

    Memorial Day weekend, mate. Bring the family.

  11. @Steampunk

    I like the pirate facial hair. You just need to ditch the helmet and wear a bandanna for a ride and you’ll climb like never before.

  12. @mcsqueak

    Methinks it’s less the confidence antler and more the winter insulation that’s slowing me down. We’ve had a long winter, and it’s high time I got more time in the saddle (and this week’s forecast is promising 20mm of rain daily through the weekend). Barry made a comment about his shorts feeling tight after not having ridden much this winter; I refrained from pointing out that one of my BFGs was still bigger than his waist…

  13. @Steampunk

    @Buck Rogers

    Memorial Day weekend, mate. Bring the family.

    Oh super, perfect.  My brother-in-law is getting married in South Carolina that weekend.  Please don’t tell me if you get The Prophet, Sparty, Tomeke, LeMan and the ghost of Pantani to show up, I probably would have to commit ritual suicide or something.

  14. @Steampunk

    We’ve been lucky here this winter… some rain here and there, but overall for the first quarter of the year we had something like half of our “average” rainfall. Made getting over 20 hours of riding in last month pretty easy. We’ll see if I can keep it up now that the rain has returned…

  15. @Buck Rogers

    @Steampunk

    @Buck Rogers

    Memorial Day weekend, mate. Bring the family.

    Oh super, perfect. My brother-in-law is getting married in South Carolina that weekend. Please don’t tell me if you get The Prophet, Sparty, Tomeke, LeMan and the ghost of Pantani to show up, I probably would have to commit ritual suicide or something.

    Chumps one and all beside the line up we’ll have…

  16. @mcsqueak

    I’m jealous. It’s been a long teaching term, and now that it’s over, all I wanted was to disappear on the bike for a week and log some serious hours.

  17. Somewhat related. YouTube video of my interview with MB last month (try to survive the copious number of “ums” in my introduction…):

  18. @Steampunk Uhhmmm, is this video really an hour-and-a-fooockin-half?  Better be lots of Ms. Dede in it!!!

  19. @Buck Rogers

    94 minutes of back-and-forth. There’s a great moment where I ask him about his influences, and he points out that Steve Bauer just walked in (I hadn’t noticed) and the role he played in MB’s development. That was pretty cool. Some interesting insights on Cav, too, though I forget where…

  20. On Cav at ~31:00…

  21. @Steampunk Great stuff.  I find it amusing that the bike racer is dressed like a professor and the professor is wearing what appear to be lumberjack boots.

  22. @Nate

    @Steampunk Great stuff. I find it amusing that the bike racer is dressed like a professor and the professor is wearing what appear to be lumberjack boots.

    He always wanted to be a lumberjack:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zey8567bcg

  23. @Nate

    Blunnies, actually. And that cardigan has elbow patches. But I was wearing a Dundas Speed Shop t-shirt. A couple of observations about these videos in general:

    1. Cyclists dress well off the bike. Herbie Sykes’s book on Coppi probably has more pictures of Coppi off the bike than on. And he knew how to dress. Barry, too, looked fantastic. Me: frumpy. Always.

    2. Thinking about the above, perhaps this has something to do with their slimmer frames. And with that in mind, I have to start interviewing rugby players or something, because the camera makes me look like a whale beside cyclists. Which has me developing a fonder appreciation for the Bike Snob who looked decidedly human beside me, compared with some…

  24. @Steampunk

    On Cav at ~31:00…

    Really great stuff!  Just jumped to minute 29 and watched 6 minutes before my next patient.  Well done.  Look forward to watching the rest here and there!

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