Thursday Night Northern Ride : Intermediate ride

  • March 14, 2013 · 6:00 PM
  • Lake Pflugerville (parking lot)

Its Thursday and we need to ride!!

wheels down at 6:15pm

The route will stay the same. This way if anyone ever shows up late then they will know how to find us.

Pace will be between 15 and 17mph. Depending on wind.

This Thursday's ride. http://connect.garmin...

Required:

1) Lights ... Front steady beam and a back red blinking light ( required by law )
2) Working bike

3) Helmet
4) Water
5) Food
6) Tube, co2 and anything else you need to keep you and yourself rolling.

 

This route is pretty safe and minimal traffic. Usually see 4 cars on this route the hole time. Send me a message or post here for questions.

Hope to see you there!!

 

Light Recommendations :

Headlights
This is the best light for the money if you are on a budget. You can usually find them from other stores for about $80 to $100 with out the 100% guarantee.
http://www.rei.com/product/843559/niterider-lumina-650-bike-light

http://www.rei.com/product/845389/cygolite-mitycross-800-osp-front-bike-light - I had this light and it was A+ (battery would not keep charge and fell apart on me after 2nd season of Mountain biking and road riding. Full refund from REI and bought a new set from them)

I currently use this light for road biking and it casts such a great beam that you can supply light to two riders. This light is brighter than the one posted above. The brighter light is better when you are cranking above 20mph. Other than that the 1100 lumens is to much.  The beam pattern on this light is better than the beam pattern on all other lights I have used.
http://www.rei.com/product/845393/cygolite-tridenx-1100-osp-front-bike-light

I also have this light – used for mountain biking (not so good for road biking because of beam pattern, but GREAT for mountain biking.)
http://www.rei.com/product/843560/niterider-pro-1800-led-race-bike-light


Tail Lights

Battery powered
For a budget this light is really bright and very good. It has lasted 3 years and still going strong.
http://www.rei.com/product/776521/niterider-cherrybomb-rear-bike-light

Rechargeable
I  recommend this for a tail light. On low blinking lasts for 9 hours and does not use batteries.
http://www.rei.com/product/852297/serfas-thunderbolt-usb-rear-bike-light

 

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  • Matt

    Sorry guys & gal I'm gonna have to skip out on tonight. Been feeling under the weather all day & was going to try to give it a go but the body just isn't willing. Such a shame because the weather is impeccable! Have a great ride.

    March 14, 2013

    • Wes D.

      Sorry to hear. Get better quick. :)

      March 14, 2013

    • Matt

      Thanks man!

      March 14, 2013

  • Wes D.

    FYI, I may be moving these rides to every other Thursday unless you want me to keep them up and let others lead the ride. Driveway series starts today and next Thursday I plan on attending. Thanks!

    March 14, 2013

  • Wes D.

    Good news ! Wind should be about 9mph avg instead of the 14 - 20 like last Thursday :) and its coming out of the south so this route will be good for the wind direction. Hopefully accuweather isn't lying to me.

    March 14, 2013

  • Wes D.

    We may complete most of this ride in the daytime :) still bring lights though.

    March 11, 2013

    • Wes D.

      I would say about 8:30

      March 14, 2013

    • Wes D.

      Looks like we have a faster group this time and the wind is coming out of the south at 9mph. So we should be hitting a good 16mph avg speed. If your meeting is after 9pm then you should be good (just depends on how far you live from lake pville :)

      March 14, 2013

  • Wes D.

    Same route as last Thursday.

    March 13, 2013

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