It's about that time to get this thread going so here it goes...
I'll follow much of the similar things we did last year, because that seemed to work pretty well. That said, if anyone has any suggestions, please chime in, because I am open to changing anything from the date, to the routes or the lunch spot.
Saturday May 7th - open to alternate date suggestions.....
(Last year it coincided with the Romney event, so I would suggest that this year it be on a different weekend, especially so that any of the Foreign Legion who head to Romney can also come to this and share their lies. Romney is from April 29-May1st.
Many of us are also going to the Bancroft lunch ride on April 10, so I might suggest that the Spring Ride is the weekend after Romney, on Saturday May 7. Normally we do this spring ride on a Sunday I think, but the Sunday May 8th is Mothers Day and I think many others may have problems with that date too. I hope Tom and others aren't working on the Saturday)
- ready to leave by 8:30am - Tim Hortons/Esso Station at corner of Essa Rd & Bryne Drive: https://goo.gl/maps/3m4kB
: Crossroads in the heart of Muskoka area at the corner of the 141/Muskoka Rd#3
: I will probably make some changes to the routes below, because they are the exact same as last year - unless you all enjoyed the routes last year and would like to do it again. A stop at the Windermere dock is on the list as well as bathroom stops.
Morning Route: http://goo.gl/maps/204vc
- 2.5hrs w/ 2 possible stops
Afternoon Route: https://goo.gl/maps/qEOZx
- 4 hrs with a few stops - last year we left the restaurant and decided against riding up and along Hwy518, which made the afternoon route closer to 2.5 hours. I left the Hwy518 portion of the route in here anyways and if we need to drop it off, we can just do what we did last year.
Once the date and route details are sorted out, I can make the lunch reservation and do up GPX files for anyone interested.