Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Mont Royal Training Plan

Tonight we did the Mont Royal training plan: ride up Mount Royal 6 times. The goal was ten times, but this is a goal, not an immediate must-do requirement.

The highlight was actually passing some people, the lowlight was getting passed.

First climb was olmstead road, then 4 times on Camilien Houde, then some time in the cemetery and finally up Mont Murray the hard way. The top of Mount Murray is one of the steepest climbs in Montreal.

One item we need to mention, the quality of the road surface at the top of Camieien Houde (through the canyon) is a disgrace, disaster, and an accident waiting to happen. It's a complete mess. Somebody call the city right now - on that new 311 number thing.

Aside from that, there were over one hundred cyclists climbing this road while I was there. Road cycling is getting popular (again).

It's great to be alive!


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