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Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Lots of Fall cycling still to come so you can burn off whatever you ate too much of over the long weekend.


Bike Shorts: October 9, 2017

1. Fall KNBC Newsletter - Request for articles, photos, stories, etc.

Hello KNBCers! We are heading into the fall riding season so the KNBC Newsroom is dusting off the typewriters, getting ready to build a fun and informative Fall 2017 Newsletter.

We would love to hear from you, the members. We are looking for short articles on cycling and club related topics including (but not limited to):

How was your summer in the saddle?

Do you have any tips on how to keep in shape over the winter?

Do you have winter cycling holiday ideas you would like to share?

Did you discover a favourite new route this summer?

Do you have any photographs that you would like to share about KNBC events?

Send your submission to: newsletter@knbc.ca. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Deadline for submissions is Oct 14.

2. The Rides 11-15 October 2017

Note: Changes in the Tour Schedule may occur on short notice. When time permits, a Bike Shorts Extra will be issued. For the most up to date schedule, please consult the KNBC Calendar at www.knbc.ca and click on Tours and Events then Upcoming Events.

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Mill of Kintail 95 km L3

9:00 am. start time at Kanata Town Centre. Cycle pleasant roads through Almonte to Mill of Kintail Conservation Area (http://mvc.on.ca/places-to-see/mill-of-kintail) for a picnic lunch. There will be an opportunity to pick up lunch supplies in Almonte. Return to KTC through Blakeney and Stittsville.

See: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10486848

Tour Leader: Monna McElveny email: monnaleigh@hotmail.com

Saturday 14 October 2017

Wakefield* 61k L2

10:00 am start at P19 in the Gatineau Park. Those who cross country ski will know P19 as the Lac Phillippe parking lot. For others, to get there take Hwy 5 north in Quebec. Take exit 28 at Wakefield. Having exited, take the roundabout under the highway. Exit the second roundabout (which is on the other side of the highway) onto Hwy 366 (follow the sign for Ste Cecile de Masham). 7.5k after getting on Hwy 366, there is a Gatineau Park sign. Turn left there and go over the little covered bridge. P19 is 2.5k from Hwy 366.

We will ride quiet country roads north of Lac Phillippe then down into Wakefield and across the covered bridge. Then we ride almost to Mont Cascades before returning to Wakefield for lunch (picnic or restaurant). This ride is hilly.

Leader: Tom Wiley email: TomWiley@bell.net

* Remote start: Contact leader if you plan to go on this ride.

For Starting Location see:

https://www.google.ca/maps/dir/45.6246336,-76.0102202/45.6246015,-76.0102189/@45.630898,-75.9908263,13.96z?hl=en

Sunday 15 October 2017

Constance Bay 74 km L2

9:30 am Start at Kanata Town Centre. - Cycle north along March Valley Rd, 6th Line Rd and Dunrobin Rd to Constance Bay. Stop for lunch at Lighthouse Grocery & Restaurant (655 Bayview Dr, ph. 613-832-1889) or a picnic on the shore of the Ottawa River. Bring lunch or pick up at the general store in Constance Bay. Return mostly along Woodkilton Rd and Old Second Line Rd.

See: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12192917

Tour Leader: Jim Cale email: cale.jj@hotmail.com

Constance Bay 74 km L3

9:30 am Start at Kanata Town Centre. - Cycle north along March Valley Rd, 6th Line Rd and Dunrobin Rd to Constance Bay. Stop for lunch at Lighthouse Grocery & Restaurant (655 Bayview Dr, ph. 613-832-1889) or a picnic on the shore of the Ottawa River. Bring lunch or pick up at the general store in Constance Bay. Return mostly along Woodkilton Rd and Old Second Line Rd.

See: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/12192917

Tour Leader: Paul Hughes email: hughespauln@gmail.com

3. Safety Tip from Monna - Signal your intentions

It is imperative to communicate your intention to stop, change lanes, turn, and/or generally manoeuvre around traffic, obstacles, construction etc.

· Use an open palm with spread fingers for maximum visibility (it is a signal NOT a point);

· Straighten up on the bike – if you are too bent over it may be difficult to actually see the signal

· Shoulder check BEFORE signalling, while maintaining straight line riding;

· Return your hands to your handlebars when crossing or turning at an intersection;

There are two methods to signal “right turning”. The decision of which to use is situational: Ask yourself “on what side of me, is the intended audience” (i.e. is there traffic merging from the right) and signal accordingly.

4. Diversions

Tuesday Nov. 7, 2017 First notice of KNBC Annual General Meeting 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Biagio's Italian Kitchen, 1394 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON

Agenda will be sent out to all members prior to the meeting. New members are especially welcome. Pizza and a cash bar.

Saturday, July 21, 2018 Gran Fondo Ottawa - Early registration price until October 31, 2017

http://granfondoottawa.org/en/register/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=early_registration&utm_term=2017-09-26

All riders receive a custom GFO jersey with their entry

There is a 10% discount if KNBC puts together a team of at least 10 riders. We could do 65 or 100 km.

If interested and able to plan this far ahead, contact President.knbc@gmail.com

If anyone would like to volunteer to be the team leader, that would be great.

Climbing steep hills

http://www.ilovebicycling.com/climbing-steep-hills/

Things you can do with your leaf blower

https://youtu.be/aguuUmElx-U

Biking in Quebec City – another way to see the old town

https://youtu.be/ts1cxA5tIFE


Geoffrey Gurd, Acting President,
Kanata-Nepean Bicycle Club
info@knbc.ca
http://knbc.ca/

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