I met Kelly Gray and Pam Gray at the start line for the second half of the MS Bike Tours Brampton to Waterloo fundraising ride on Sunday.
I couldn't help but notice that his Giant Cypress was pretty heavily loaded for a fully supported charity ride, even for an all-day ride in hot weather. He wasn't just packing extra water.
Kelly, of Brampton, is a ham radio operator (VE3VGP-9) as is Pam (in the blue and shirt jersey, VA3PAM). He was kitted out with a portable ham station, linked to his GPS. The result was that he was broadcasting his location as the ride progressed, and could monitor weather and road conditions ahead. Having all this gear meant big-time battery power, but his Giant carried the load well.