Toronto is a city of neighborhoods and we love our 'hoods. Its where we shop, eat, drink and ride our bikes. But every once and a while we need to branch out. To see what lies beyond yonder hill. Go west young riders of the MGCC Leaside chapter they said. There you will find a similar people with similar interests, matching tight fitting kits & pimped out bikes.
Well Apr 24th was the first full scale sojourn of the 2014 season. It was an immense turn out to say the least. Dare I say we had 100 strong? and the CNE's 1.5km loop never saw it coming. Once we dispensed with the pleasantries of the first lap all bets were off. It was a large relatively fluid moving chain of riders, the slower ones to the inside the faster ones to the outside lane. From the air it must have looked like the gears of a watch (a simple one, nothing too fancy or accurate) Eventually as pace worked its way up to the kind of speed this course is known for, east folded into west and before you knew it was all over. Then as we alway do, regardless of which side of Yonge St. you call home, we regrouped to see the sun rise and congratulate each other on the mornings efforts.