Thank you to everyone who participated in our first tour of 2015 – Halton Hills – on Saturday May 9. We had fantastic summer like weather which made for a really enjoyable day. All the feedback I’ve received indicates that everyone had a great time and the event went smooth, without any significant issues, which is remarkable considering there were 28 cars: 24 Zeds, an Altima, Audi TT, Corvette, WRX.
The route was fun and most of the roads were in good condition. Thank you to Erle for his help with mapping the route and the other group leaders; Mauricio, Eric, Lou and Rajinda. Splitting into three groups didn’t work as well as previous years as we got a bit mixed up and lost five cars leaving the legion parking lot. In the future, I’ll look for a new photo shoot location with less traffic congestion.
The route was approximately 140KM from the starting point in Milton to the last stop in Erin. These secondary biker roads are all paved, very windy with lots of elevation changes to provide driving excitement.
This fun and relatively short cruise was centrally located to bring together members from the East and West. It was nice to see some new faces out as everyone was eager to do some pleasure driving with the tops off on that hot spring day.
The tour departed at 1pm after the joint East/West meeting at Montana’s in Milton. The route took us through Speyside, Campbellville, Twiss Road, Rattlesnake Point, Limehouse, Glen Williams, Spirit Tree Cidery in Caledon, Cheltenham Badlands and Forks of the Credit Road. The tour finished at the Busholme Pub in Erin at 4:30pm. About 30 of us sat out on the patio to reflect on a great day of driving and fellowship.
It was a great group out for this afternoon tour. A mix of long standing OZC members and new members excited to get involved in the club. This afternoon cruise was the first of nine OZC tours planned for 2015 and a great way to kick-off the driving season!