THE ROAR – The video at heading no. 2 is a must see

THE ROAR – The video at heading no. 2 is a must see

THE ROAR – Weekly Bulletin – August 30, 2017

August 30, 2017


Dear Fellow Cyclists:


2. RIDE TO NIAGARA FALLS – Sunday September 3, 2017 POSTPONED





Sunday September 3, 2017; 8:00 am

Saturday September 2, 8:00 am – starting from Kleinburg Public Library

Tuesday Nights, 6:30 pm to twilight – lights mandatory ****TIME CHANGE **** 

Thursday Nights, 6:30 pm to twilight – lights mandatory ****TIME CHANGE**** 



2.  RIDE TO NIAGARA FALLS – Sunday September 3, 2017 POSTPONED

The ride to Niagara has been postponed pending further notice.  apparently the original sherpas are not available and Rick, who was spearheading the project, is experiencing mechanical problems.  As I write, it occurs to me that if I had to ride to Niagara and had mechanical problems, I’d say “BONUS” – I get to drive the van.  Anyway, when the new date comes out, we will post it.
In the meantime, I leave you with a video that Frank Mazzuca (original) put together.  It is a recap of the ride that occurred weeks ago and acts as a teaser for the future ride.  I particularly like the first 6 seconds and keep playing them over and over.  It gives me chills and the only thing that’s missing is a shield with a XIII emblazoned upon it.  Enjoy it.

Click here: VCC Niagara Ride



For anyone interested, there is a 60km ride leaving from the McMichael Art Gallery at 8:00am.  The fee for the ride is $150 with proceeds going to the Children’s Aid Foundation.  The ride will have mechanics and support cars as well as a lunch for the participants.




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a.  Wear a VCC Jersey or stand next to someone wearing a VCC Jersey,

b.  Take a picture or have one taken of you; and

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Entry No. 1: YRCC PICNIC – Photo submitted by Frank Mazzuca

The VCC made a big splash at this year’s YRCC picnic with branded tent, signboards and even tablecloth.  Kind of feels like North Korea launching an ICBM – everyone’s watching to see what’s going to happen next.

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The Pozzebon family dishing out the VCC’s signature grappa infused watermelon with basil.  Delightfully refreshing and soothing comfort all at the same time.
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The lineup of presidents of the various clubs of York Region.  I don’t know if we have the best cyclists but I’d put our jersey up against any other jersey any day of the week – not just on Sundays.  And by the way, where’s the Vaughan Veloforte?  ….. Exactly my point.

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Entry No. 2: THE A TEAM PICKS UP A STRAY CAT – Photo submitted by Fausto Rossetto

Out on one of their rides, this VCC group met up with fellow VCC member Rosie Arciero who was out on a run.  Any meeting is an excuse for a picture.

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Entry No. 3: SUNDAY’S RIDE TO BUTTER & CUP – Photo submitted by Fausto Rossetto

So the title for this picture is the only caption that came with the picture.
Where is Butter & Cup?  I don’t know.
How far is Butter & Cup? I don’t know.
What do they serve at Butter & Cup and is it good? I don’t know and I don’t know.
Was it good to see Sandro Bassi
? I don’t know.
Did Enzo fall off his bake?  I don’t know that either.
People, give us a bit of info – work with me. 

2017 08 24



Entry No. 4: RIDE THE HUMBER TRAIL TO THE LAKE – Photo submitted by Frank Mazzuca

A couple of weeks ago, a group of VCC riders lead by Angelo DeMedicis, followed the Humber Trail down to the lake front and posed for this gorgeous shot.  The red jerseys really pop out against the blue background. The fellow in blue is fellow VCC member Domenic Fazzari who met up with the main group only by coincidence (or was it god-incidence?).  anyway, Domenic is the poster-boy as to why you need to wear your Sunday Best on Sundays – you never know who you’re going meet and you don’t want to look out of place.  It’s like when you were a kid and your mother told you to wear clean underwear because you just never knew if you got hurt and had to be taken to hospital: never mind the blood, at least you have clean underwear. 

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Entry No. 5: BEAM ME UP SCOTTY – Photo submitted by Frank Mazzuca

This structure resembling the U.S.S. Enterprise is a feature of the Humber Trail.  I’m not sure weather it is to commemorate an event or if it was erected to provide a visual distraction and some shade.  I do know however, that the VCC will boldly go where no one has gone before. 

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Entry No. 6: TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART – Photo submitted by Armando Merlo

This photo of the “diamond ring” was not downloaded from the internet, but was provided by fellow VCC member Armando Merlo who travelled down to Wyoming to witness the recent solar eclipse from a the best vantage point.  He went down with almost 100 pounds of camera equipment and captured a series of magnificent shots.  Now don’t stare at the picture too long but if you look at the corona to the left of the diamond, you can see what faintly looks like a VCC jersey   – that’s how the picture qualifies for the post. 

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Entry No. 7: ONE DAY ALICE, POW! STRAIGHT TO THE MOON – Photo submitted by Frank Mazzuca

In keeping with the Outer Space theme, our VCC group that went down by the lake met this fellow (no name provided) who is wearing an interesting t-shirt.  It says that the fellow was on his bicycle for 14 years from September 2012 to June 2016 and rode 475,000 km.  That’s like travelling from the Earth to the moon and that’s pretty impressive.  Then again, I’ve got a t-shirt that says that I ran the Boston Marathon in 2013. Woo-hoo!

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Ciao for now,


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