The Loneliness of the Long Distance Cyclist (Morden Ride II)

I just got off the phone with my son Andy from Morden.  He and his wife, Angela went to visit her parents in Niverville on saturday morning and he decided to cycle the 115 km from Morden to Niverville.  He started out at 7:00 A.M. and was in Niverville by shortly after 10:00 A.M., making only a brief stop at the Morris Coop for some gatorade.  His average speed was about 38 kph.  He feels that he “cheated” somewhat because of the strong southwesterly winds that made the trip quite effortless.

I think he deserves the help from the wind this time, because last weekend, he rode alone about 80 km out from Morden to meet Ron, Neil and myself, then returned 80 km with us providing tremendous help in our small pelaton.

Ron, you’ve really started something, with these Morden rides.

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Semi retired, semi literate, a bit reclusive, but enjoy the company of the MIT cyclists-----> a great cross section of personalities, professions, ages, interests. We all share this strange obsession with the elegant, efficient, wonderful little machine called the bicycle.

2 thoughts on “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Cyclist (Morden Ride II)

  1. Cool! Way to go Andy! Gotta love those one-way-wind-at-your-back rides (although it would take a Tsunami to push me at 38 kph for 80 km’s…I’d say there was minimal cheating and plenty of effort).

  2. I gotta admit, had the winds been different, I’d of probably chickened out. That stretch from Rosebank to Morris is just too long, flat, and wide open to be pushing wind the whole time.

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