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Bike Night Cardio

  • Feb 21, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Bicycle Night Cardio

Instead of sitting on the couch all night hop on your bike and join us for a fun Bicycle Night Cardio ride. Enjoy some conversations while pedaling along the route, or focus on the workout, you'll see places, & things from a different perspective, it's pretty cool. Plus being outside feels great!

Difficulty: BNC rides are for Intermediate to Advance level riders. The goal will be to average 12-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 rides are NOT for Beginner riders.

Routes: The first Thursday of the month will be easiest route and the last Thursday the hardest. The miles and elevation gain will increase from week to week.
Most of the routes will be on bike paths & bike lanes but there will be rides that will mostly be along bike "friendly streets". Some routes will include an option where the route can be shorten and/or riders can also turn around at any point.

The BNC rides are intended to help build endurance, burn calories, and tone our legs but they are fun 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 Metro Locations (Click Here) - for rides going west on the Orange Line Bike Path

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

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, gloves, head warmer
- spare tube, small pump
- Bike lights: rear & front
- 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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  • Scott - ".

    Another New Route! How Does He Do It?

    February 22, 2013

    • Mark (.

      ??? Iron mountain? I know, no bike path over there :)

      February 22, 2013

  • Mark (.

    Just my mileage, 28 miles,

    http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2025255

    I will add another ten miles for the big fat tires with knobbies on them, if any one claims later for additional pre/post bike rides :)

    thank you Lou, team.

    February 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      That could be over 100 miles of catching up :)

      February 22, 2013

    • Mark (.

      How many bike ride miles make a hike at Iron mountain ???

      February 22, 2013

  • Lou

    A chilly night! a few of the harden-up-regulars showed up and put in a good ride. Thanks everyone! next week...SB Cheesecake ride! We'll earn the treat.

    February 22, 2013

  • Dana F.

    Have fun! I can't make it tonight. :o( Enjoy the cheesecake!

    February 21, 2013

    • Mark (.

      Next week is the cheese cake ride :)

      1 · February 21, 2013

  • Josh T.

    I'm sick, dangit. You guys have fun without me.

    February 21, 2013

  • jon

    Lou I was coming out to crank with you guys but now I got to work. Booo, I'll make it next week for #4 look forward to the Crank It work out.

    Here's a vid of the 2011 Crash Race to get you fired up for this years race. http://vimeo.com/23613093

    We have less then 5 weeks before it's go time. ;] jon

    1 · February 20, 2013

    • jon

      Heads up Ciclavia 4/21 new route from Downtown to the Venice beach. http://la.streetsblog...­

      1 · February 21, 2013

    • Lou

      Damn dude! ...riding the same vibe...CicLAvia event just launched on LAHG website, http://www.meetup.com...­

      February 21, 2013

  • Vince

    Thank for the concern everyone!....im meeting him wed for $ for my parts luckily he's a stand up guy!

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Vince

    Crashed today...an idiot opened his door without looking and bent my fork...might not get it fixed by thurs

    February 18, 2013

    • Lou

      Sorry for your fork...it can be replaced you can't...glad you are well. All the best and see you soon

      February 19, 2013

    • Mark (.

      Vince, hope you are OK. Please let us know the progress with the insurance. Three years ago, I let go a teenager driver since she was very scared, ended up not walking without pain in five minutes and a bent wheel. Would be nice to know how it works in practice, such things can happen to any of us, any time. See you.

      February 19, 2013

  • Josh T.

    I might have a work thing but hopefully I can make it. Keeping my eyes on that Century!

    February 18, 2013

  • Vince

    No night off???????

    February 16, 2013

    • Ceci

      Or a target bike, just peddle fast!

      2 · February 16, 2013

    • Mark (.

      Ouch! But I heard that even expensive European bikes are getting apart at neighborhood rides ;) Today returned target bike for a gift card, and coming with another cheap bike from Walmart :)

      February 16, 2013

  • Lou

    It's Week #3 - Downstroke Mash & no night off tonight!

    February 15, 2013

    • Mark (.

      Let's do it, no night off! I am game.

      February 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Cash for donuts?

      1 · February 16, 2013

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