Saturday, February 28, 2009

Some plans for 2009

Some plans for 2009

If you have bike fever like we do, there's a certain brain itch that drives you to do something you can't control, this urge is to ride new rides! yes, new roads, new hills, new views, new downhills.

So what are our plans, our dreams, our desires?? Well for the new rides department reports that exploring the MRC of Maskinonge (the part of the Mauricie region between lanaudiere region and the mauricie river). We want to explore this region with some rides from the St-Laurence river and the laurentian hills, meaning the first half of the ride is uphill into the wilds and then the second half of the ride is a descent back to the river. We visited her last year and think there's lots of potential for good rides with good variety. And there's the road through the parc de la mauricie. Mmmm.
  • Mt Megantic region.
  • magog-compton coaticook region
  • Montreal-Mont st-Gregoire
  • Mont laurier-> Montreal
  • explorations between Ste-Beatrix and Rawdon
  • Bas St-Laurent explorations
  • New Brunswick Acadian peninsula
  • Chaudiere Appalache - Asbestos Thetford region
  • Chaudiere Appalache - new bellechasse bike path
  • Montreal->Quebec
The problem is of course, that these are all distant destinations. Some of them, very distant! So what about local(ish) rides we want to do this year? Don't worry, there's lot so these too. For instance, some of our regulars include:
  • Lanaudiere hill ride
  • St-Jean de matha to St-Michel-des-Saints
  • jay peak ride from Sutton
  • Sutton, mansonville knowlton
  • Ormstown-Lyon Mountain loop New york
  • Chateauguay river to US border
  • Chateauguay valley big ride
  • Coaticook East hereford
  • lake Champlain island(s)

Our favorite local, really local, rides that we do after work (or late on saturday afternoon!) include:
  • Montreal-Chambly
  • Pont jacques Cartier-Voie Maritime path along seaway to Ste-Catherine and back via the Estacade
  • Mt Royal 6 climbs
  • Lachine Canal & Les berges along St-Laurence (lasalle verdun)
Here's some more cross-border rides in the great U S of A
  • Vermont six gaps ride
  • New Hampshire Kancamangus hghway
  • New hampshire White Mtn gap ride
  • The very top of northern new hampshire
  • Montreal-Burlington
  • multiday loop ride of Lake Champlain


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