A tale of two Fleche Teams: Randonneurs Ontario Fleche 2023
This ride report is co-narrated by Fred Chagnon and JungAh Hong, two randonneurs representing each of the participating teams in the 2023 Randonneurs Ontario Fleche Event. In this event, two teams departed on the evening of Friday May 19th, and rode for 24 hours until the evening of Saturday May 20th.
Though coming from opposite directions, the two teams would aim to meet at the predetermined destination of Belleville, Ontario.
=-=-=-=-=- The Teams –=-=-=-=-=
Fred, Marc, Brenda, Tim, Dave, Rob
Team: Les Quintuplets de Belleville (Huron)
Members: Fred Chagnon, Dave Cole, Marc Deshaies (SAG...Continue reading
The Great Canada Bicycle Tour 600km brevet ride report by Martin Cooper
The Great Canada Bicycle Tour 600km
On May 6-7 I participated in an amazing 600 km bicycle tour of southern Ontario first undertaken by the Chicago Bicycle Club in 1883. Of course, their ride pre-dated the invention of the inflatable tire and was done on heavy steel penny-farthing bicycles. While they spent more than one-week touring Ontario, we had to complete the same route in under 40 hours, including time spent stopping for food and sleep. In addition, the Chicago wheelmen were fully supported, while our ride was self-supported except for the overnight. The route began in ...Continue reading