BMWONS 2017 Ride #01 - 2017-04-09 Season Opener

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BMWONS 2017 Ride #01 - 2017-04-09 Season Opener

Post by Alan Coles on Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:05 pm

Weather permitting, the Club's season opening ride will be this Sunday, April 9th.

Start: 10:30 am
From: Tom Hortons, Bedford Common - 36 Verdi Dr.
1st Stop: Tom Hortons Windsor - 17 Water St. (meet up with Valley Riders)



Please remember to be respectful of everyone. That means:

At the Start

  • Kickstands up at 10:30 am - show up before to respect everyone's time
  • Full tank of gas
  • Bike ready to ride


During the ride

  • Be careful - we'll all be a bit rusty after the winter layoff
  • Ride in a safe formation
  • Staggered formation when the road is good, single when it is not - See Group Riding Etiquette for details - http://bmwons.forumpro.fr/t1744-safe-riding-etiquette-group-riding
  • Do not be constantly weaving in your lane. It is not only distracting but also dangerous for other riders around you having an unpredictable/distracting rider amongst them.
  • Ride aware
  • Don't leave riders behind

Group Riding requires some common courtesies for everyone to have an enjoyable ride. That means you should follow standard protocols for considerate group riding such as:


  • Each rider must be aware of their own surrounding and ride accordingly - You are responsible for your own safety
  • Maintain a safe distance between bikes - that changes with speed - too close is unsafe (less than 1-2 seconds in staggered formation) - too far destroys the safety of the group formation (more than 4 seconds) and each riders ability to properly monitor the rider directly in front and behind them.
  • You have a responsibility to your fellow riders
  • Watching the rider in front will warn you of possible issues or changes
  • Watching the rider behind will alert you quickly if they have a problem and are no longer there

If the rider behind you stops, then you stop.
Following this protocol ensures two things. First, that the rider with a problem isn't abandoned and left to their own devices (part of why it is a Group Ride) and second if each person is properly monitoring the rider directly behind them and stops if that rider does, then very quickly the entire group comes to a stop and is able to assist the rider in need.

Most importantly, ride at your own speed and comfort level, and have fun.


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Re: BMWONS 2017 Ride #01 - 2017-04-09 Season Opener

Post by Alan Coles on Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:22 pm

This is something new I'm trying. Setup a Rever account for BMWONS and tracked today's ride.

Just Amedee, Bill H, me and Dave Richards, but it was a nice ride with good company and great weather for this time of year. Roads we travelled are in good shape.

Here is the Rever data (click on the expand in orange to see details):
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Post by Alan Coles on Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:34 pm

When you expand the map, in the elevation section at the bottom of the map, if you zoom out to see most of the route and move your mouse along the elevation graph it highlights it on the map.

Lowest elevation is shown as the Windsor Tim Hortons stop at -65m (obviously wrong) and highest is the 178m shown to be around the intersection of R-14 and Armstrong Road.
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Re: BMWONS 2017 Ride #01 - 2017-04-09 Season Opener

Post by Alan Coles on Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:38 pm

In looking at the tracks, it is apparent that next time I should start the program when I start the ride not when I start getting ready, and stop it when I stop the bike. ;-)
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Re: BMWONS 2017 Ride #01 - 2017-04-09 Season Opener

Post by Alan Coles on Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:51 pm

Here's how it looks in the App as a "tracked" ride:
(when I figure it out it will actually do this for each person who has the app on their phone and activates it for the ride. You can download the app here: Rever website
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