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  1. brucedwilson

    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    I'm going to be putting a ride together for this summer. I'm looking for those who are both interested in exploring the destination(s) and doing a little bit of background (history) work.

    It's a tour of the mills built by a family called Plewe's. They built water-powered mills from Thorold to Milton to Collingwood. I've got some starting points, so I'll put a tentative route together. We'll want to make it a little more interesting with some stories for each.

    It runs our oft-frequented routes up to Creemore and Kimberley. So, you know there's good riding.

    Interested?

    Bruce
  2. Bundy

    Bundy Limited User

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    I am indeed interested :)
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    I don't have much time available for research work, but I'll be happy to ride along!

    Michel
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    Don Jasper ODSC Executive

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    Count me in Bruce. Happy to help with research as well.
  5. brucedwilson

    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    I've got a route scoped out. It needs to be ridden. It's 231 km from Guelph to Terra Cotta to Collingwood to Flesherton. There are 13 significant waypoints!!

    I'll get the first part checked out early in the season (like hopefully in March, please?). And then the run up to Collingwood/Beaver Valley might wait a bit til the big melt.

    Bruce
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    In! Keep us posted Bruce.
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    Count me in and I'm happy to help with the background work etc. as well.

    Dennis
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    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    I'm going to send you some waypoints, via PM or email. Maybe you can verify that the there, there, is actually there?

    Bruce
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    Don Jasper ODSC Executive

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    Bruce i will tag along and work hark but this time., i will not be exploring any ditches as per your instruction. Count me in if possible.
  10. brucedwilson

    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    So, Saturday looks promising. I've got two guys working on some of the background research to make this an "info ride". I plan on heading out from Guelph area around 10:00 and going as far north towards Collingwood/Flesherton as I can get. There needs to be some photo stops to capture some of the waypoints in more detail, so I'm not sure how long it will take.

    Pop onto this thread if you're interested. I think I would head out from the Tims at Victoria and Hwy 7 in Guelph at 10:00. I'll be in the Acton area about 10:45. There's another Tims on the east side of town near a Shell station. I'll pause there to collect anyone else who's in.

    Bruce
  11. brucedwilson

    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    I made it about half-way up through the list of waypoints on this Mills Tour. There was a lot of snow out there, as you'll see in the last photo.

    It's pretty interesting to blend an historical perspective with riding because you see how much the land and water meant to the first settlers, in this case the clan Plewes.

    More exploring needed...

    Bruce

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  12. richy63

    richy63 ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I'd be interested! Just need to get membersbip.