Mother Nature decided that rain, and a south wind would be the perfect companions for the event. The rain we could’ve done without but the south wind was helpful on the northbound leg of the ride. ECC members met in south Etobicoke at 5:30am before riding along the Martin Goodman trail to the start line at The Ex. At this early hour it looked like we might avoid the rain but by time we made it to York Mills the rain had started to fall. With a lot of force. It made the southbound riding a bit more challenging but it didn’t slow us down, nor dampen our spirits.

We regrouped at the Bayview/Bloor turnaround and rode the balance of the ride pretty much as a group. We finished the ride much earlier this year than last year – a testament to our improved fitness, riding skills, and new members.