Las Vegas, NVUSA
Hometown: Las Vegas
September 8, 2012
My goals are pretty much just to ride more and maybe to do some organized rides. I actually would like to do a triathlon some time. I'm a pretty natural swimmer, so I think I could handle the first two parts pretty easily after some training. The running part would be the big challenge for me. I did read the RSVP rules and will sign the Liability Form.
I just moved [masked]), so now I live near Eastern and Wigwam. I first started training by riding up and down Boulder Hwy. because it has really decent bike lanes. I didn't really know any established bike routes before riding with this group. Pretty much just trial and error. Since I don't drive, I'm not willing to drive anywhere for cycling events. :^) I don't have a problem riding the bike to wherever everybody else is meeting, but having to get up incredibly early in the morning to get there on time can be an issue (especially in winter when it is cold). My average range right now is about 50 miles, but I do 10 or 20 miles over that fairly regularly. I can exercise on my own, so I guess I would have to say that I'm here for the social aspect.
Right now weekdays are best. I have a pretty good road bike (Specialized Allez C-2) that I just bought and I also have a fixie (Tommaso Augusta) that I ride when commuting from here to there. I'd like to learn some maintenance stuff. Outside of the basics, I don't know very much in that regard. I actually was going to volunteer with the local bike co-op pretty much for that reason, but they are impossible to track down and don't return messages.
I've been riding almost exclusively about three years now. I try to ride every day during the week, at least. Most of the time I ride in traffic, so I'm pretty comfortable on the road. Right now I probably average between 125 and 150 miles a week, but I'd like to increase that. Doing a century would be awesome. Update: I completed the 102 mile route at the 2012 Viva Bike Vegas ride and it was pretty awesome. Next up the Tour de Cure century ride in April. - http://main.diabetes.org/goto/KellyWPatterson
I'm don't think I qualify as an advanced cyclist. At best, I'm probably an intermediate rider, since everything I do know is just from climbing on a bike and going.
I ride a lot (compared to the avg. person). Mostly, from here to wherever I need to go, since I haven't owned a car for about 6 yrs. and have ridden almost exclusively for about 3 yrs. Prior to joining this group, I hadn't ridden any organized rides.