Bike Night Cardio

  • August 8, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Bicycle Night Cardio

Billy's Final Ride in L.A.

Don't worry we are not doing GMR! Well, Billy promised we would not detour from the plan and end up at Baldy. It's much sweeter than that. Tonight we honor our fellow BNCr on his final Thursday night ride in Los Angeles by riding with him to one of his favorite ice cream parlors in Downtown. 1 or 2 scoops? Oh the Horror!

Note: we will likely be riding the train back to NoHo so bring your tap card and the $1.50 fee ($2.50 without tap card).

Instead of sitting on the couch all night grab your bike and join us for a Billy's Final 2013 BNC ride. Enjoy some conversations while pedaling along the route and see places and things from a different perspective, it's pretty cool. Plus being outside feels great!

Difficulty: BNC rides are for Intermediate to Advance level cyclists. The miles and elevation gain will increase from week to week (Monthly Plan below). If you have not been riding regularly the rides will be to difficult.
The routes & pace are NOT for Beginners.

Routes & Pace: All of the routes and the pace will require might every week. There will not be bailout points. Most of the routes will be on bike paths & bike lanes but there will be rides that will mostly be along bike "friendly streets". You should know the bicycle rules of the road.
The goal on every ride will be to average 15-mph start-to-finish. No speed records will be broken and riders in the mood for a little extra pedal-power are encouraged to do sprints between points.

The BNC rides are intended to help build endurance, burn calories, and tone our legs but they are fun workout rides. If an unforeseen incident occurs (flat tire, etc.) we'll regroup and help out. No Rider Left Behind. However, riders must be prepared to deal with getting back to the start on their own if necessary.

 

 

Bicycle Rules, Safety, and Etiquette:
DMV click here and  LA DOT click here

Monthly Plan: rides subject to cancellation or plan changed
Week #1 - Speed Play - 20 to 25 miles, speed work, mostly flat route, back to the start in about 2-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop around the halfway point.

Week #2 - Pedal Boost - 20 to 25 miles, flats, some small hills, back to the start in about 2-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop near the halfway point.

Week #3 - Downstroke Mash - 25 to 30 miles, speed work, bigger hill(s), back to the start in about 2.5-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop near the halfway point.

Week #4 - Crank It! - 25 to 35 miles, either ride longer, do more hills, or combination of the two, back to the start in about 2.5 to 3-hours. If necessary a brief rest/bathroom stop near the halfway point.

Orange Line (OL) Metro Locations (Click Here) - rides going west on the OL Bike Path

Meet Up Time, Location, & Directions:
Arrive at 6:30 PM & ROLL at 6:45 PM (sooner if all RSVPs arrive)

Give yourself time to park, gather your bike/things and be ready to roll at the start time.

NoHo Post Office - in front
(Directions CLICK HERE)

Parking on Chandler & other nearby streets; check posted signs. Metro parking lot nearby too. 

 

 

Recommend:
- Comfy, geared, tuned bike
- helmet (mandatory), gloves, head warmer
- spare tube, small pump
- Bike lights: rear & front (mandatory)
- Lightweight layers, wind breaker jacket, etc.
- Water & snacks  
- Cell phone, small camera  
- Cash for emergency ($1.50 for metro)
- Pump tires: rear max psi & front 5 psi below max
Suggested psi range is located on side of tires.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER:
Please ensure that you are in good health before participating in an activity like this one. My function as an assistant organizer is only to organize the events and I assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a bike ride, hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any outdoor activity, and you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release, and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and event hosts of this Meetup Group from, and against any, and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

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  • Billy C

    Copying what I wrote on FB:

    Thank you BNC for a crazy and fun night. I hope everyone enjoyed the ice cream and got home safely. :) Thank you for all the well wishes and fist pumps and high fives and free ice cream and hugs. I am truly going to miss you all. It's been wonderful seeing this group grow and I will look forward to seeing all the progress you guys are doing. Keep pedaling with a smile. :)

    2 · August 9

  • BARBARA MAYO

    It was being back, minus flat tire. Thank you for everyone's help.

    August 9

  • Lou

    Billy, by the way, it was a 100% attendance! And no it was not for the ice cream but next time it will be

    August 9

  • Lou

    Thanks Billy! That was a fun ride and the treat at the end (mid point for some) was delicious! We will visit Peddler's Creamery again. ... it stinks that you will not be here when we do again :) Unless if you decide to stay and ride from LA to NY instead, I just saying.

    2 · August 9

  • Nigel

    I forgot to say Thanks. :)

    August 9

  • Howard

    another great ride !!

    1 · August 9

  • Nigel

    it was a bit of a mess tonight but I enjoyed teh company

    1 · August 8

  • Nigel

    Do you mind if I join you... haven't been out with you guys in ages but don't want to crash this if it's a special night.

    August 8

    • Lou

      You are always welcome! See you soon

      August 8

  • John M

    Sorry got stuck at work

    August 8

  • Lou

    Our destination on Thursday is Peddler's Creamery, 458 S. Main Street, Downtown, L.A. (Main St & 5th St)

    http://www.peddlerscreamery.com...­

    Peddler's Creamery "produces high quality artisan bicycle-churned organic dairy and non-dairy ice cream" It's organic so the prices are a few more dollars than the standard ice cream parlor. Carry at least $5 (or plastic) for one scoop

    August 7

  • Vince

    Billy its been great riding with you.....hard to keep up tho lol...I'm going to miss you bro&good luck wherever the future takes you!

    2 · August 5

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