I just heard that Conc. 8, the road that runs north/south through Mooresburg, is being paved after all. Work started today.
Originally the township had said the road would revert to gravel. They wanted drivers to use county road 3 instead. But they were pressured by residents to pave the road again.
This opens up quite a few bike route possibilities for us.
The web page referred to in the recent email, with details of the changes, is here.
And here is the OSCC Risk Management Plan – 2018.
Please note that the May 19th breakfast ride to Tara, Country Cousins leaves at 09:00. This is 30 minutes later than usual to allow for the Saturday morning congestion at the restaurant.
The developers and artists at Zwift have created a new route, Alpe de Zwift. They imported GPS data from Alpe d’Huez. Their ride starts at sea level in the jungle of Watopia, but quickly climbs up above the snow line. The scenery may not match the real thing, but the road has the same 21 switchbacks and the same profile.
How it was made
One of the first to ride it.
You have to be a Level 12 Zwifter to ride it, unless you join a group ride that’s going.
The 2018 ride schedules for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are now on-line.
Please visit this page for full details.
The monthly breakfast ride dates have also been entered in the calendar.
Grey County is paving Grey Rd 17 from Highway 6 to Wolesley this year.
The “new” road will have the standard 3.5 meters of travel way and 1.25 meters of paved shoulder where the 1.3 meters of gravel used to be.
For a week or two there will be detours using concession 21.
And, moving forward most Grey County roads will have paved shoulders when they are reconstructed.
We are very pleased to learn that former club member Robert Starrs is now in college but still very competitive in cycling and is racing at the elite level. Robert has a GoFundMe page for offsetting some of his many extra costs associated with cycling at this level. If you are interested in supporting Robert in his cycling, the following is a link to Robert’s GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/thecyclingpursuit Go Robert Go!!
Now that the pre-orders have been picked up, people that didn’t pre-order can still buy jerseys, shorts or bibs that were extras. If you are interested, go to Runner’s Den and try them on. Please pay by cash or cheque.
New OSCC Kit
OSCC has a new logo and a new jersey/bib/short design (or kit). If you are interested in purchasing any of these, head down to Runner’s Den in Owen Sound where you can try on sample sizes before you buy. The sample kits will be at Runner’s Den until August 25, so you better get down there before they are gone. Once you find the size that fits, put your name on the list at the Den and indicate whether you want a jersey, shorts or bibs. Also indicate the sizes and gender you wish to purchase. Depending on numbers purchased, the price of jerseys will be around $50 to $60 while bibs will come in between $70 and $80. As soon as we know how many to order we can let you know the price.
Concession 8, the road that goes south from Desboro through Mooresburg, is being resurfaced. It is currently torn up and barricaded from Side Road 6 to Side Road 8, which is just south of Mooresburg. It can still be crossed using Side Road 7.
It will remain a gravel (tar and chip) road according to the Chatsworth Township announcement, so it will be a while before it is ride-able again.