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VCB eNews, Vol 13, #28 - Groundhogs




Volume 13, #28  -  Groundhogs




Editorial:   Groundhogs

This Weekend

Spring Is In The Air

Next Weekend

Loose Chain Links

About That Funny



“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.’”

~ T.S Eliot





So, the groundhog forecasts was right in Newfoundland with all that snow they got over the past few days hey?  


A good thing the critters did not go back in the burrows here on Cape Breton Island because this morning again the sun is shining and the weather forecast is awesome for the weekend.  


With so many activities and rides on the plate for this weekend, there is no reason to remain in your burrows and dream of better days.






RIDE RIGHT sessions begin.  


SummerFit Challenge begins.


Destination Ride to Boisdale “SugarShack”.  This is the new date.  


Be Emmazing ride, walk, run event.


Ride 1, 2 or 3 legs of the Cape Breton Challenge.


Yes, definitely Spring is in the air.







by: Colette Smith


Only 7 days left to buy your ticket(s).


With longer days and some warmer temperatures our calendars are filling up with wonderful outdoor spring and summer adventures.  


Last year we introduced a new format for our cycling season opener and it was a great success.  So much so we are repeating it this year. 


On May 7/2016 we will have our 2nd Annual Velo Cape Breton Mira River Ride Season Opener and BBQ. 


There will be a longer ride of 30km and a shorter ride of approximately 15 to 20 km.  We will start at the Mira Boat Club at 3pm, returning to the club for a social and BBQ.   If non-members would like to join us for the ride, the fee is $2. 


If you are not feeling like a ride, join us for the social hour from 5-6pm, with the BBQ at 6pm.  There is a bar on site. 


This is a lovely evening with our cycling friends, some of whom we haven't seen since last season.


We will launch our 2016/2017 Ride Schedule and you can grab your 2016 membership as well.


We will be cooking steaks on the barbecue with delicious side salads and a dessert. Portabello Mushroom Burgers will be available for our vegetarian friends.


Cost is  $18 per person/adults, $10 for children age 10 or under.


Please register and pay through our website by following this link 

Those members who would like to just do the ride need not purchase a ticket.


We will only sell tickets up to Thursday May 5, no tickets will be available on site/day of.


Check the Facebook Page 


If you have any questions, please call Colette at 574 5598.







Saturday/Sunday May 7/8th.  

Ride Right Sessions

More information and registration here.



Saturday,  May 7th

Bike Clinic and Basic Repairs t the Farmers Market

More information here.



Did you know that the Calendar of activities and events for until October is posted on the VCB website? Click here







If you hate the idea of intense exercise, try the 30-20-10 Plan developed by Jens Bangsbo at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Slow pace for 30 seconds, accelerated to a moderate pace for 20 seconds, and then sprinted as hard as they could for 10 seconds.



Unhealthy lifestyle?     

Exercise helps to prevent cancer by reducing causes of inflammation: overweight, excess calorie intake, high blood sugar, high insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1, high estrogen, and overactive and depressed immune function.








Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine.


A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.


Dijon vu - the same mustard as before.


Practice safe eating - always use condiments.


Shotgun wedding - A case of wife or death.


A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.


A hangover is the wrath of grapes.


Dancing cheek-to-cheek is really a form of floor play.


Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?


Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion.


Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.


When two egotists meet, it's an I for an I.


A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired.




April 28th ,  2016



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