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Lakes & River Ride (Rice Lake)

A few folks have asked to have a repeat of the Rice Lake ride from last year, so here we go.... with a little extra thrown in. We're gong to point the wheels down the road and get out to enjoy the pleasures of lovely country roads and scenery.

Our route starts in Scarborough, heads out thru the Twin Rivers twisties and up past the Long Sault Conservation Area and the Ganaraska Forest. We continue northeast past Mosport with a gas and refreshment stop at Pontypool. This year however, we're going to head up thru Omemee then across to Lakefield, before turning down the wonderful Nassau Mills Road alongside the Trent River. We'll make a stop at the historic and picturesque Lift Locks in Peterborough before heading up around the top of Rice Lake for a nice luncheon stop in the town of Hastings.

Our route home winds around the southern areas of Rice Lake with (time and weather permitting) another chance to relax and have some nosh on the lakeside patio of the Rhino Roadhouse in Bewdley. A few more country roads and we're headed home.

Route Overview
(we've eliminated the gravel sections from last year)
The route out...
http://goo.gl/maps/Y5UsR
186 km
The route home...
http://goo.gl/maps/7vSh0
163 km

Total Distance will be 348 km

This ride will be on roads with no speed limit higher than 80-90 kph so is suitable for scooters 150cc and up, or the Vino 125. If you're not sure, post a comment and ask.

This is a NON-ALCOHOL ride. Anybody caught consuming an alcoholic beverage at any time during the ride will be asked to leave the group at that point.

Now for that legal stuff we require......
Waiver & Disclaimer:

By RSVP'ing yes to this ride you have acknowledged that you have read, understood and agreed with our Group Riding Guidelines. You will also be required to sign a waiver prior to the ride.

Lunch
Banjo's Grill
3 Bridge Street South, Hastings, ON K0L 1Y0
Phone 1 (705)[masked]
Email: [masked]
http://www.banjosgrill.com

 

And for a little laugh.......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuel Stop/Rest Stop information.

Start to 1st Gas/Rest Stop = 73 km
62 km (gas stop for small tank scoots)
51 km to 2nd Gas/Lunch
66 to Afternoon Rest Stop (no gas)
13 + 66 = 79km to 3rd Gas
84 km to Ride End

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  • jenney

    Fantastic route and great views all from the seat of my Vespa. Thanks to everyone on the ride for making it great. Such a wonderful club, good people. I can't wait for the next one. I'll be back soon!

    3 · July 28, 2013

    • Janice Z.

      Hope you are both okay. Also, hope no damage done to the bikes

      July 29, 2013

  • Wess

    It was nice to see all of you . Hope everyone had a safe ride home.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Ann G.

    BTW, thank-you everyone for the enormously supportive actions when Jenny and I made a very close inspection of the asphalt on Boxwood Drive. If you have to go down what better company that all of you with your many talents and very big hearts.

    4 · July 28, 2013

  • Ann G.

    as usual, fabulous.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent planning, excellent ride. Thank you all for your company.

    July 28, 2013

  • Patti

    Challenging however excellent ride!

    July 27, 2013

  • Steve_YYZ

    WOW, what a ride. Long day. Thanks Janice for the hints about that wonderful road alongside the Trent River. Very scenic. Despite planning... we got stuck with 6.9 km of gravel road, but wow, was it scenic if you could spare the concentration to look away from the road surface. Started raining for us at Bewdley as well and we ended up stopping 12 km down the road for full rain gear. I'll KILL Jenny if she posts that photo!!! LOL!!!!

    With a surprise we found that the final fuel stop is no longer a gas station and appears locked up. So... out with the emergency 1 litre bottles to fuel the smaller scoots and then pray we hit a gas station before we all run out. Just made it and all ended well though we still had a couple of emerg bottles of fuel left among the group.

    As usual, it was a lovely pleasure to ride with my friends from the TMSC and enjoy a great day. Some new members and some old members, but all great company.

    Thanks folks for making my day so much fun as well.

    July 27, 2013

  • Nadia

    great place, great route, great Company txs Steve! great experience I learned a lot, thanks to everybody that gave me advices ,finally got home took a warm shower and I'll rest :)

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • David M.

    route was great - but day was way too long - 8 a.m. start should end up at home by 6 p.m. on the outside - 5 p.m. would be even better

    July 27, 2013

  • Ray

    Another day, another adventure! Hopefully everybody got home safe. Thanks goes out to all the organizers for making today possible.

    July 27, 2013

  • Terry

    Great route through places I had never seen before. Well done, Steve!

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Janice Z.

    Great ride with super friendly folks. Steve once again picked a fantastic route along winding and scenic roads. Some tests of our skills on gravel road and riding in the rain.

    July 27, 2013

  • Janice Z.

    Great ride again. Thanks Steve. Started raining just after I left the group in Bewdley. I got soaked - first long ride in the rain. Bergie handled very well. Hope everyone else got home dryer than I did.

    July 27, 2013

  • Wess

    Which restaurant for lunch?

    July 27, 2013

  • Steve_YYZ

    I'm here..... having breakfast and coffee.

    July 27, 2013

    • Wess

      Look like going to have to try to catch up with the group at first fillup

      July 27, 2013

  • Ann G.

    I will meet anyone who wants to hook-up at the parking lot for the Grenadier Restaurant in High Park. It is located at the South end of the loop around the park ( really, you can't miss it ) I like to grab a coffee at Timmies when we meet the rest of the group and take a bio-break , departure time from The Parking lot will be 6:42. ( I am one of those disgustingly prompt people ) I will be leaving High Park, going up the DVP to Lawrence, Lawrence to Warden, short hop over to Markham Road. We can alter the route if necessary. I am not a ride leader, we are just meeting up as friends.
    Let me know so that I will look for you at the parking lot.

    1 · July 24, 2013

    • Patti

      I will meet you Anne.

      July 24, 2013

    • Lisa

      I will be there also. Google suggests taking Lakeshore to Kingston Rd. to Morningside and it looks pretty straightforward so we could have that as an option as well.

      July 26, 2013

  • David M.

    Steve - 2 Tims mentioned in my retained material - which one is right - Centenary Plaza or 1621 Birchmount?? david

    July 26, 2013

    • Janice Z.

      Jus to confuse this even more, when you click on the map symbol at top it shows as being 1150 Markham road. glad someone asked questions as I was heading for the wrong location in the morning! Got it right now.

      July 26, 2013

    • Steve_YYZ

      Hmmm... the map displays correctly for me. It even shows the correct coordinates. Lat[masked] Long [masked]

      July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    tanks are filled and ready to goooooooo! voom voom

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • Nadia

    Hey patti I live in west and I will like to meet but I have a 125cc

    June 11, 2013

    • Ann G.

      BTW, is Janice coming?? yoo-hoo Janice?????????

      July 26, 2013

    • Janice Z.

      Yes, I am coming - Bergie girls ride again!

      July 26, 2013

  • Alice

    +1

    July 25, 2013

  • Luca

    Sorry, sudden change of plans. Have fun!

    July 26, 2013

  • jenney

    This weekend is the Beaches Jazz Festival so make alternate plans for the ride home or expect area delays as Queen Street is usually closed.

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • David M.

    confusion reigns - which Tim's - 1621 Birchmount or 2862 Ellesmere for meetup tomorrow morning!?!?

    July 26, 2013

    • Steve_YYZ

      There should be no confusion. The address and map at the top of the ride listing are accurate and correct. The starting point is the Timmies at 2862 Ellesmere, located in the Centenary Plaza, northeast corner of Ellesmere and Neilson Rd.

      July 26, 2013

  • Steve_YYZ

    Weather information as of Friday, 9am. The forecast is for scattered showers beginning late in the day. 4 pm in Toronto and 5 pm in Peterborough. SO..... that's even a better reason to get started on time tomorrow so we have a better chance of beating any showers home. Oh, and even then, the weather network is forecasting ~1mm of rain except for isolated thunderstorms which we're going to try and avoid.

    July 26, 2013

  • Ray

    Is everyone bringing rain gear on Saturday? Or are you taking a chance and wearing mesh jackets?

    July 25, 2013

    • Steve_YYZ

      Absolutely..... I never ride anywhere without my rainsuit under my seat and an extra pair of gloves in my topcase if my hands get soaked.

      1 · July 26, 2013

  • Janice Z.

    Thanks for cutting me out of your "Laugh" photo. I looked like I was terrified of you!!!!!

    1 · June 12, 2013

    • Janice Z.

      I guess I will just have to bite the bullet and come west. It adds a couple of hours onto the ride for me. I signed up for the waterfalls ride. don't want to sit out another ride.

      July 25, 2013

    • Steve_YYZ

      Janice, I sent you an email about meeting you. Check your email and call me.

      July 25, 2013

  • Lady Vespa, G.

    Oops got caught up in the moment. I will not be attending with my little LX150.

    July 25, 2013

  • Suzanna

    I know my limitations, I think this long ride is a little too ambitious for me and my little scooter!

    July 14, 2013

    • jenney

      I wish you could come along. it won't be the same :(

      July 24, 2013

    • Patti

      Ditto!!

      July 24, 2013

  • Patti

    Where would you want to meet in High Park Ann? Front gates on Bloor or do you have any other ideas? If we have to be in Scarborough by 8 then maybe we should meet around 6:45ish...ready to leave by 7? Let me know....thanks

    June 12, 2013

    • Ann G.

      Are you sure??? We could go up Kingston Road. I thought you said that you could do the DVP. No matter, I'm sure we can shift the route so that you could join us.

      July 24, 2013

    • Patti

      Hey Anne yes i have your bottle i was going to surprise u and remember it!
      Totally pumped for this ride! Looking forward to this!

      July 24, 2013

  • Lisa

    Yay I'm so excited for this! I know it's an all-day thing, but is there any idea of when we'd be back home for? I gotta feed the cat.

    July 23, 2013

    • Lisa

      How late? Like, home before 8pm or are we talking riding til 10pm?

      July 23, 2013

    • Ann G.

      kitties love being in top carriers. :))

      July 24, 2013

  • Steve_YYZ

    Yes, please arrive early if you wish to have time for a coffee. We'll have our riders meeting at 8 am SHARP and likely be rolling 5-10 minutes after that.

    July 24, 2013

    • bocutter (.

      I have no problem being there at 8am, but please don't ask me to be sharp at 8 am. ;)

      July 24, 2013

  • Wess

    Are we leaving right at 8?

    July 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      or within 5mins. It’s going to be a long day the earlier we start the better.

      1 · July 24, 2013

    • Wess

      Hmm problem is my wife is off work at 730 but she wanted to join us...

      July 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone riding a 'Vespa GTS' this weekend? If YES! I have a GTS Vinyl Seat Cover that is yours if you like it. Price six butter tarts. Pictures are posted on the for sale section.

    1 · July 24, 2013

  • Ray

    Does anyone on the east end want to meet up before to ride down together? I was thinking the McDonald's at Victoria Park and Ellesmere.

    July 23, 2013

    • Ray

      That works. I'm less than 10 minutes from the McD's. Might even go for an early breakfast if time allows.

      July 23, 2013

    • Jai

      I should be there too

      July 23, 2013

  • Steve_YYZ

    OK guys, I just uploaded into the files section of this website the Garmin gdb file with this ride's route. If you can upload this file into your own GPS unit, you can follow along with the navigation.

    July 23, 2013

    • Steve_YYZ

      Oh, one thing about the route file. Your own GPS must be set to choose "Shortest Distance" and not "Quickest" for the route options. If you don't do this, your GPS might try to find a quicker route, but not necessarily the roads we intend to use.

      July 23, 2013

  • Nadia

    I have a question, I have a sport city aprillia 125cc im pretty sure speed will be ok but i'm worry about the second gas part :S 113km

    July 21, 2013

    • Nadia

      thanks , I got an extra thank as well :)

      July 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Not to worry, I always carry extra.

      1 · July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Working on getting a babysitter for our girls. Theresa and I would like to join in.

    July 21, 2013

    • bocutter (.

      Moved you off the wait list as we need the fourth Leader. Can Theresa put herself on the wait list, assuming she's on another scoot?

      July 21, 2013

  • Wess

    I will be bring one guest on my scooter

    July 17, 2013

  • Ann G.

    Yay, just got confirmed. Last year's ride was challenging but fab-u-lus. Hope to see the "Burgie-girls" there.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Sorry, overruled by the boss.

    July 9, 2013

  • Ann G.

    I HATE MY COMPUTER>>>I HATE MY COMPUTER...my confirmation for the Rice Lake run JUST came in now from last week....grrrrrrrrr.
    I will meet anyone coming from the West end at 6:45 at Grenadier Restaurant. As there is little parking right at the entrance to the park AND the cops LOVE to park a cruiser there on weekends we are better served at the restaurant parking lot ( no pun intended ) Looking forward to seeing everyone again. BTW, send me good JUJU, I am going for my M exit on Wednesday with RTI..... :\

    1 · June 24, 2013

    • Patti

      Good luck hope the heat subsides!

      June 25, 2013

    • Ann G.

      I bought 6 freezie packs that I fully intend to stuff inside my jacket if I need to bring the temp down.....just hope I don't get frostbite on my.. ( insert valuable body part here)

      1 · June 25, 2013

  • bocutter (.

    I notice there are a couple of +1s RSVP'd. Are they guest scoots or pillion riders? Scoot + rider + pillion is still one scoot. ;)

    June 24, 2013

    • Ann G.

      I have an e-mail confirmation BUT I am not on the list....Hmmmmmmm....comi­ng anyway. Would never miss one of Steve's rides.

      June 25, 2013

  • jenney

    I will meet the West End Riders at High Park Grenadier Restaurant at 6:45am.

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Ann G.

    I thought that I had signed up for this one....clearly my computer didn't send this along ( damn it's metal hide ) if you can squeeze me in I would appreciate it. BTW, the sign is perfect.

    June 24, 2013

  • Ann G.

    can't wait

    June 24, 2013

  • Ann G.

    I can meet people at High Park...not far from my house. But we would have to meet earlier so that we can hook up with the rest of the gang at a place of Steve's deciding. Whatever is best for the group, I'm in.
    p.s. after the ride on Saturday my bottom is still a little numb, despite the superior shocks on the Burgie...yes, yes, be careful when you follow Steve, his rides are always fun and challenging. :))

    June 12, 2013

  • Nadia

    Nice!! Ok I won't mind leaving earlier! Just let me know where, maybe jenney and me can wait for you around bloor and jane or something

    June 11, 2013

    • Nadia

      ok sure

      June 11, 2013

    • Nadia

      just let me know where I will be there :)

      June 11, 2013

  • Steve_YYZ

    Well, if you are all coming from the west end, a good place to meet is at High Park. From there, it's about an hour ride up to the starting point at Ellesmere and Neilson Road.

    http://goo.gl/maps/5N9SC

    or.... if the traffic is light at 7 a.m. in the morning, come across the Gardiner and up the Parkway to Ellesmere. Will be a slightly faster ride and a whole lot less stop and go at lights.

    http://goo.gl/maps/ZIrfV

    Steve

    June 11, 2013

  • jenney

    I live at Royal York & Dundas so I can meet everyone from the West End as well

    June 11, 2013

  • Patti

    Hi Nadia and Wes's, I'm at Lakeshore and Dixie. I could meet Wess and the meet you Nadia and take off from Somewhere close to you...let me know. We don't have to take hwy but just means we have to leave a bit earlier. I'm good either way!

    June 11, 2013

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