Road Ride!

Let's hit the road for our first road ride! We have quite the RSVP list!  I am thinking we should break into 3 groups.  Here is my thought but can be changed as needed:

One Neva loop at 12/13mph

One Nelson loop at 12/13 mph and

One Nelson at 14/15mph

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  • Kristen

    Anyone up for a Mtn bike ride tomorrow around 10-11am? I'm a slow up hill - intermediate rider. We can meet at the shop...

    April 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will head out towards hall

      April 7, 2013

    • Kristen

      Nathan thanks for riding with me, Picture Rock was a great choice - thanks!. 13.96 miles, elevation gain 1,444, avg temp 70.9 with the high temp of 79.6.... It will be at least a week before we see that temp again. Hope to ride with you soon. K

      April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a good ride and a good group. We were all closely matched. David did a great job leading.

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ended up riding solo today. 1st ride of the year. I wanted to see where I was fitness wise before I meet up! I'll see you next time!

    April 6, 2013

  • karli g.

    we hit the road in 3 groups - my group was a perfect speed and length for me!

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Anne T

    Well, I just went for a little spin and realize I probably shouldn't bite off 30 miles for my first ride of the season. Catchya' all another weekend. Have fun!

    April 5, 2013

    • Anne T

      Curious, how long is the Neva loop?

      April 5, 2013

    • karli g.

      20 miles

      April 6, 2013

  • Lila

    Great ride today and even better that I got my bike better fitted after the ride. Looking forward to many more comfortable miles. Thanks Karli!

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Leif C.

    Great ride! This was my first group ride and I really enjoyed it.

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Deborah C.

    Thanks to Noah for flat tire rescue!

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent ride today, everyone! Thanks for organizing this, Karli and Full Cycle :-)

    1 · April 6, 2013

  • Leila

    Sorry...I am not up for a ride this morning...maybe VdM tomorrow?

    April 6, 2013

  • Chris W.

    Well this really stinks, I have to bow out last-minute (and I was looking forward to this ride all week!). Hope to make the next one, have a safe ride!

    April 6, 2013

  • agnellvj

    going to do the BCS ride.

    April 5, 2013

  • Lila

    Back in and bringing a friend

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Kate E.

    I have to bag the ride tomorrow morning! I just can't swing the time... Have a great time everybody!!

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not ready for this group...yet. Need to build up and maintain average speed. Hopefully soon.

    1 · April 5, 2013

    • karli g.

      Hey Jim! Understood. There is talk of a shorter group riding Neva at about 12/13mph ave pace. Just FYI

      April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks. I signed up for the bike fit class tomorrow at Community Cycles.

      April 5, 2013

  • Regis L.

    Where we going!!!!!!

    April 5, 2013

    • karli g.

      Depending on turn out we are doing Nelson (maybe two paces 12/13 ave and 14 ave) and one Neva 12/13 ave pace. Really hard to give a for sure until the group meets.

      April 5, 2013

  • Leila

    Karli,
    Did I read somewhere that the large group will break into smaller groups(2-3) and have levels also? look forward to seeing you tomorrow..

    April 5, 2013

    • karli g.

      we will break into 3 groups. I think two Nelson and one Neva

      April 5, 2013

  • Lila

    Going to enjoy one last weekend of skiing

    April 5, 2013

  • David

    Hi Karli,

    With 37 people confirmed for Saturday's ride, I have to say, good job! However, what's your plan for keeping the ride organized and safe? I'd be happy to help with this -- Among other things, we should probably:

    1. Take a headcount before leaving
    2. Review hand signals, verbal communication (Say "Stopping" rather than "Slowing," which often sounds too much like "Rolling"), etc.
    3. Assess rider experience (Comfort riding in a group, traffic, etc.) -- Do not slam on your brakes, communicate, communicate, communicate
    4. Designate regroup areas at a couple of places along the route
    5. Designate at least one or two people to shepherd stragglers who don't make it across stoplights, etc.

    I hate to take on the Dad persona here, but having a safe, fun ride is usually more fun for everyone.

    David

    April 2, 2013

    • karli g.

      Yes, can you help me be sure all waivers are signed. I can say the safety talk and get us into groups. Then, do you feel good about leading one of the groups? I cna usually find sweeps. I am nervous about the sizes (fun problem to have for our first ride!)

      April 3, 2013

    • David

      Hi Karli, I'm on it (the waivers that is) and would be happy to lead a group. See you Saturday AM!

      April 4, 2013

  • karli g.

    April 2, 2013

    • Leif C.

      I don't have a printer. Will there be waivers there?

      April 3, 2013

    • karli g.

      Oh yes! Plenty!

      April 3, 2013

  • Kristen

    I'm volunteering Saturday, but would be up for a Sunday Mtn or road ride if anyone one is interested.

    1 · April 2, 2013

    • karli g.

      feel free to join the Venus Bike Club ladies for our Sunday rides if you want! www.venusbikeclub.com

      April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm coming from Denver, is there a parking lot around there?

    March 27, 2013

    • agnellvj

      there are several parking garages close to downtown that are free to park in on the weekends.

      March 27, 2013

    • karli g.

      1/2 block behind Full Cycle is free parking for up to 3 hours on Saturday. There is also a garage (like stated above) at the corner of 15th and Pearl. Full Cycle is at 18th and Pearl. Sunday's are always free all over town.

      March 29, 2013

  • David

    Hi Karli -- Thanks for organizing!

    March 19, 2013

    • karli g.

      so glad you can join! See you soon!

      March 27, 2013

  • Ron

    Rhonda

    March 22, 2013

  • Justin H.

    Looking forward to this!

    March 21, 2013

  • Scott

    Looking forward to it, and thanks to Full Cycle for organizing.

    March 21, 2013

  • Leif C.

    Lets go!

    March 21, 2013

  • Chris W.

    I look forward to riding with some new faces. Thanks for organizing, Karli!

    1 · March 20, 2013

  • Yong

    Thanks for organizing the ride. Cheers!

    March 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Doh - I RSVP'ed, went to add it to my calendar and discovered I'll be outta town that weekend. Next time!

    March 19, 2013

  • David

    Sounds like a nice, fun, social ride -- Looking forward to it!

    March 19, 2013

  • Tracey B.

    looking forward!

    March 19, 2013

  • Jody T.

    Cant make this ride - hopefully next time!

    March 18, 2013

  • Sara B.

    Looking forward to our first ride together!

    March 18, 2013

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