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“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.”
-Arnold Schwarzenegger

Today's image is from Common Empire - Ottawa's newest cycling club.

FLANDER'S WEBINAR (manny agulnik)
Meech Lake and OWS in the National Capital Area (Jeff Beedell)
Speedplay Frog pedals (Dave wall)

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 Adrien Brossier        Ottawa 


 manny agulnik   (General Comments)
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OK Cycle and Adventure Tours is having their first webinar November 18th at 7:00 pm EST.

We are pleased to work with Marco Frank, the Trade Manager for Visit Flanders tourist office for Flanders, Belgium, Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, and Mechelen.
Marco is based in New York.

The presentation will cover the wonderful region of Belgium known for their easy cycling path system connecting beautiful medieval towns.
This part of Belgium is renowned for their many Michelin restaurants (128 of them).
There are over 224 active brewers in Belgium including six Trappist Monk Monasteries known for their special beer.
We can’t forget that there are more than 320 chocolatiers who produce over 720,000 tons of chocolate annually.

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We offer many cycling and boat/bike tours in this area


Be safe!

manny agulnik
2006 City of Ottawa Bruce Timmerman Award Winner

 Jeff Beedell   (General Comments)
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As many of you on TriRudy know, in mid-August the NCC closed the three Meech Lake parking lots until after 7 am in response to local resident complaints about early morning swimmers and while this may not have affected all of us (myself never attempting to swim at Meech so early in the day), it set off alarm bells about whether further restrictions may follow.

Hence, the National Capital Open Water Swimming Alliance (NCOWSA) was formed and a working committee, led by Tim Scapillato, is underway. The NCC has committed to holding a public consultation process over the next several months to find a solution to various issues before the start of the next open water swimming season in 2021. The goal of the NCOWSA is to liaise with the NCC regarding open water swimming and to prepare written and oral presentations for the upcoming consultations.

The NCOWSA committee aims to represent swimmers and other interested parties as it helps inform and shape the NCC's adoption of open water swimming guidelines and best practices. We will be advocating a balanced framework that serves all parties interested in the protection and use of Gatineau Park's public lakes.

At this time, NCOWSA is contacting swim clubs and organizations who have a stake in the committee’s work. A Facebook group, website, and email address have been created to help reach out to interested parties. If you would like to support NCOWSA and its goal of protecting access to lakes controlled by the National Capital Commission for open water swimming, please join the Facebook group to stay up-to-date on the issues. When NCOWSA participates in the consultations, it will be important to demonstrate significant and widespread interest and support among the swimming and triathlon communities. The active support of coaches and swimmers is important to this initiative. Your joining the NCOWSA Facebook group or sending an email to the address below expressing your interest will be one gauge of how representative our input is at the NCC consultations.

If NCOWSA is unsuccessful, this may be the thin edge of the wedge that could see open water swimming in Meech Lake prohibited or substantially restricted for all users other than residents. We believe the NCC may develop policies affecting not just the Gatineau Park but other NCC controlled access to waters in the National Capital area. Please consider supporting the NCOWSA efforts and feel free to distribute this message throughout your own networks.

Please visit our website and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact NCOWSA via email or on Facebook.

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Now that we have found a ‘grey haired’ wetsuit for Rudy Hollywood, let’s make sure he can continue to use it in open waters.

Jeff Beedell

 Dave wall   (For Sale/Rent)
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SPEEDPLAY Frog clipless bicycle pedals. Includes 1 pair of pedals and cleats, 1 extra R pedal, 2 sets BRAND NEW body rebuild kits including seals etc. (see photo). Prefer to sell everything together, but willing to separate. Proceeds benefit Gear Up Recycled Bikes, a local youth employment social enterprise.
Dave wall