BMWONS 2017 Ride #02 - 2017-04-15

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BMWONS 2017 Ride #02 - 2017-04-15

Post by Alan Coles on Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:34 pm

Start: 9:45 am (arrive before this departure time)
From: Tom Hortons, Bedford Common - 36 Verdi Dr.
1st Stop: Il Porto Restaurant, 22808 Highway 7, Sheet Harbour (around noon)

Leg 1 (2 hrs) - Tims (Bedford Common) to IL Porto (Sheet Harbour) for lunch via R2 to R277 to R224 to R7. Looking at a short pull over for a few minutes in Middle Musquodoboit (one hour out), if folks would like.

Leg 2 (2 hrs) - Return via R7 to R357 (Musquodoboit) to R212 (Meaghers Grant) to R-102.

Rever Ride Link: https://a.rever.co/rides/409374
If you don't have the app consider downloading it to your smartphone (Rever Website)) it is free for the "Basic" account and there is a BMWONS Group.



Please remember to be respectful of everyone. That means:

At the Start

  • Kickstands up at 9:45 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 #02 - 2017-04-15

Post by Alan Coles on Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:34 pm

Another great day for a ride. Amedee, Bill, Alan, Marcel, and me did most of the ride and Shereef was able to join us for the last section. Old road R-2 from Bedford to Enfield across R-277 to R-224 to Sheet Harbour for lunch at IL Porto. Return via R-7 to the Train Museum at Musquodoboit, then R-357 to R-212 back to Enfield.

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Post by Alan Coles on Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:27 pm

Some of Amedee's pictures from yesterday - glad the mild temperatures were yesterday and we didn't have today's cool air.

IL Porto (Sheet Harbour) our lunch stop for the ride:


The Daily Specials - and they were good:


Passing the time while our food is made to order:


Musquodoboit Harbour Train Museum (The Railway Station opened in 1918):
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