SLAG Tuesday night ROAD BIKE ride

This will be a group ride for intermediate to advanced road riders. It's also going to be a DROP ride. WHY?  Because we will be chasing the sunset. Sunset for 4/29 is 7:52 (new moon...which means it will be dark).  

Question? Difference between a drop ride and no drop ride? 

Answer:  No drop rides  have someone who is riding (or watching) with the slowest rider.  A drop ride...well if you can't keep up with the group,  you are on your own...bring the map provided.  I guess this means you shouldn't be a newbie.  You should be able to ride comfortable on your own and not depend on anyone. 

Bring front and back lights.  

We will clip in and ride at 6:00.  I will get to Alpine Shop around 5:30-5:45.

This will all be on roads, It is around 26 miles!  ..and expect Hills...Lots and lots of hills!

What will the pace be? So you can make an an informed decision about attempting this ride?

I assume I will average around 15.0.  (Last time we did this, Tim and the guys averaged 19 over the 26 miles) What does that mean? When I look down at my odometer I may see 17,18, or 22 on the flats....when I am climbing long steep hills...I may see 12, 10 or 9. At the end of the ride I should average over the 26 miles around 15 mph.

If you are unable to keep up with the slowest rider (me)... then that's probably too slow.

Why would I cancel this ride?

Rain or below 40 degrees..... I don't have time for that....

What do you to bring?

ROAD BIKE....not a hybrid, fixie, mountain bike...etc (also aero bars are  allowed, but please DO NOT ride in them while on the pace line.... me or the guys will remind you not to....AND that's just uncomfortable for all of us!)

Helmet...don't be silly.

Spare tubes

Mechanical needs....such as tools to repair tubes, tighten, adjust etc. It is a DROP ride this time of year. 

Front and back blinky lights.

Water

Snacks

Warm clothes...

 

 Print the map.  I will not provide them to you.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2837908

 

 

 

Please make sure if you RSVP yes...that you are ready to ride 30 miles on busy streets at a FAST pace.  As I said...it's a drop ride and you would be on your own. :*)


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  • Greg H.

    I'm dropping out for a couple of reasons...
    I'm a wimp.
    I lost track of time and would be late.
    It's cold and windy and I'm wimpy.
    :)
    Have a great ride.

    April 29, 2014

    • John K

      I was going to call you something else besides 'wimp'. But, anyway, it was much warmer this morning for a ride!

      April 29, 2014

  • Stacy S

    What is the deal with this rain...and wind? I will still go to the Alpine Shop parking lot, meet and greet... ride at your own risk...boyz.

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Steve P.

    Track meet tonight.

    1 · April 29, 2014

  • Stacy S

    If my road bike is still in the shop, I will be there to organize the group....and then sneak out and ride my hybrid on Grant's Trail. It will be no different that me being dropped at mile 3. :)

    April 27, 2014

    • Nathan

      offer stands if you want...see ya tomorrow

      April 28, 2014

    • Stacy S

      I will definitely be on my hybrid riding Grant's Trail. I will get you guys going...everything will be fine....because I said it would be...hahahahahaha (inside joke).

      1 · April 28, 2014

  • Nathan

    hopefully my knee is back in working order...

    1 · April 26, 2014

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