Fairland Tuesday SNOW Night Ride!

  • December 10, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Bring lights! Both loops are night rides now. Bring something bright enough for you to see, 1000lm or so will do. If you want more info on lights click HEREColder temperatures will cause numbing of toes and fingers, shoe covers (booties) are advisable, and layers of clothing. 

Contact me for delays, I want to start on time but can wait a few mins 

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For directions: We will be parked behind The Gardens Ice House, look for a pepper white mini cooper. The map will show the wrong place, but as soon as you get into the driveway, the ice house will be on your left.

Please comment on what time you will be attending when you RSVP

About Fairland: 95% non-technical ride with few major climbs and no mandatory obstacles (they all have ride-arounds). Promise, no rocks. None! (there is one section of busted-up concrete, but it's not rocks, and it's only 10-15 feet long). Anyway, there are a couple good places to stop and practice log-overs, and balance on the boardwalks, and some good flow trails.

Video of night riding (This is the 5pm moderate/fast pace)

http://youtu.be/cvmIG7FkG7c

First loop (About 5 Miles) Moderate/Fast:

This pace is intended for the experience rider who wishes to push themselves above the average pace. These rides will seldom have regular breaks and require a significant level of fitness and bike handling skills in order to stay with the group.

2nd Loop will be beginner friendly and as much as 8-9 miles total, depending on group, pace will be Casual/Moderate (but it depends on how many beginners we have attending):

While still laid back and “casual” in nature this pace will have fewer stops/breaks along the way. Often times stronger riders will lead and attend a casual/moderate pace if the aim of the ride is more social in nature. Riders with an average level of fitness and at least a few months of regular riding under their belts should do fine on this level of ride.

Beginners, 2nd loop shooting for wheels rolling at 6:00pm.

Please keep in mind that this loop is to encourage beginners to join us, patience is needed from the faster riders, if you wish for a fast competitive pace, this is not the ride for you.

What to bring:

Lights! Plenty of water, helmet (no helmet no ride), your mtb of course!, multi-tool (although you can borrow mine), patch kit, extra tube (make sure it has the same valve you need for your wheel), a snack if you're doing both loops.

Note: Please read the document "Meetup Ride Waiver" (found under menu: More > Files > Meetup Ride Waiver) before attending this event. Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport, and by attending this ride, you acknowledge and have read, agree to and fully understand the aforementioned waiver.

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  • Ronnie

    It was really puddly in a few places but it wasn't horrible - Fairland seems to drain well. We will get dirty tonight! There is no snow on the trails and very little off the trails. ;-(

    December 10, 2013

  • Kem C.

    Any idea if trails will be too slushy? It didn't snow that much :(

    December 10, 2013

    • Daniel K.

      Temps will be at or below freezing by 5pm. It should be fine.

      December 10, 2013

    • Warren

      If we avoid the few problem areas, it should be fine. Avoid crow's foot between Holly and asphalt bike path. I've never seen the other areas getting muddy.

      December 10, 2013

  • Daniel K.

    Will do my best to make it out by 5pm. Can't miss a snow ride!

    December 10, 2013

  • Faith

    I miss you all. Will the weather ever cooperate?

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Come on out faith, roads should be OK by late pm

      1 · December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    got a second magic shine light 8080U (helmet) today. now i can clearly see during night rides. yay!!!...

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Well the problem is remembering to bring them lol

      1 · December 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hahaha!!..I know. At least now I got 2. Lesson learned indeed.

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • Warren

    It will be a night snow ride. :-)

    1 · December 9, 2013

    • Kem C.

      Temperature will be just right too.

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i may be late for the 6pm ride. pls dont wait for me. i will try to catch up with the group =)

    December 9, 2013

  • AJ

    Fingers crossed that the weather holds and things are cold and snowy on Tuesday.

    December 8, 2013

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