Sunday, April 16, 2023

Warm April Day

Today, (Sunday April 16) with the sun shining and the temp at about 16C and climbing I ventured out at about 10am. I just had to take advantage of the beautiful warm weather as tomorrow calls for 10C and rain. The rest of the week is not promising either, temps drop to the single digits and rain/snow mix all week. Unfortunately that is more normal for our April weather here. 

I headed along Baseline Rd. This road has taken a beating over the winter, with spots that are rough but ridable. I went towards Barrie where I would connect with Ridge Rd. North and ride along the water, even though the huge houses hide any view of it.

On my way back I took Bass Lake Rd and then just scooted along 93 and home. It was getting toasty out and finished my ride at about 1pm. Another wonderful 155 km ride. 

Baseline Rd.

 Line 1 at the Oro-Medonte Rail Trail. 

Carthew Bay

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1st Ride 2023 Season

The week after Easter (April 10) produced summer like conditions ranging from the low 20's to the almost 29C. I would have liked to get my bike out sooner but unfortunately we had torrential rain that flooded my basement just before Easter, so I had to work on fixing that first.

I was finally done by Saturday (April 15) and was able to take advantage of the unusually warm temperature for this time of year. 

Whenever I do a 1st ride of the season I like to keep it closer to home and somewhat short. After not riding for 6 months I tend to be a little rusty, although this year I didn't feel rusty at all. I decided on a little tour along Champlain Rd (Penetanguishene)

I stopped on Champlain Rd and snapped a pic, then I spied something in the water.

I then took a pic of what I thought were two ducks - one tail up and one just sitting next to him, I zoomed in took the pic then realized that they were only buoys LOL

I continued along Champlain Rd. which was a pleasant ride with hardly any traffic at all. It will take you all the way into Awenda Park. 

Awenda Park

I then took a ride around Fairlain Lake. Even though it is a housing development, it is a nice windy road that is very woodsy. 
Fairlain Lake

I headed out to Thunder Beach along the concessions and then I went along Tiny Beaches Rd, nice if you like a leisurely ride  at 40 clicks, winding your way along the waterfront. There are plenty of places to stop for photo ops at the end of the concessions. 
I stopped at Balm Beach, not much action happening yet. 

It was great finally getting back on two wheels and getting my much needed wind therapy. I plan on going out tomorrow and squeezing in one more ride before the weather turns to crap again. The long range forecast calls for single digits and a rainy snow mix for the week. I can't complain, April is very early to be riding around these parts, so I will take what I can get.

Until next time... keep
Cruising through life and enjoying the ride