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Cruise Around Town Ride - CRTS #7

  • Jun 1, 2013 · 6:15 AM
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Cruise Around Town #7

This ride is for members that have participated in the Century Ride Training Series (CRTS) rides and have built the edurance and strength to ride for 60-miles and at a 15-mph pace.  

If you are interested in attending sign-up on the “Wait List”. You may attend if your name is moved to the  “I’m Going” list.

CRTS in a Nutshell:

Ride # 1:Feb 24 –  Griffith Park Ride (35mi) First training ride! Do you remember when 35-miles seemed like a lot?

Ride # 2: Mar 3 –  East Valley Loop  (45mi) What a ride! Our legs were tested on some solid climbs. It seemed longer than 45-miles 

Ride # 3: Mar 24 –  West Valley Loop (53mi) BBQ ride! Some yummy BBQ along the way, a fun, scenic ride and a great 53-mile training ride

Ride # 4: April 7 – Queen Mary Roll (66mi & 82mi) Roll We Did! The ride that most impressed me; I thought, we are ready for the SB100!

Ride #5: May 4 – Santa Susana Pass Challenge (70mi) Oh No "The Pass" ride! A bump in the road, well, two bumps

Ride #6: May 18 – Confront Carpinteria (70mi) Our C-to-C Ride!  Seems like only yesterday we were on the 101 Fwy

Ride #7: June 1 - Cruise Around Town (50mi) Next! Chill ride, save our legs for the SB100 on June 8

Ride #8: June 8 - Santa Barbara 100 Almost Here! We'll Roll for a 100mi and Celebrate in SB!

Remember that the weekly recommended miles is the minimum –pedal more- and make a note of the 3Rs - Ride Often, Ride Longer, Ride Faster!

We will finish the Century Ride Training Series (CRTS) to continue to prepare for the SB100. Some of the training rides will incorporate sections of the SB100 route so you will have the opportunity to practice on some of the more difficult parts and to get to know the route. There will also be weekly Bike Night Cardio (BNC) rides (Thursdays, 20 to 35 miles) which will help with improving endurance, building strength, and maintaining our pedal-power legs. In addition to doing the scheduled training rides you should also do the weekly recommended miles either with the group or on your own. Mixing in some cross training (hiking, trail running, etc.) will also help build leg strength and endurance.

There will also be other advance bike rides and fun event rides scheduled between the CRTS rides, keep an eye out. Riders that are interested in completing a century ride for the first time are encourage to do the all weekend rides, the weekday rides, and ride as often as possible between now and the SB100. Remember to ride your bike, ride your bike, and after you finish riding your bike, ride your bike some more. The more your ride the more enjoyable the SB100 will be.

Vital Info:
The remaining Century Ride Training Series bike rides are for members that have been training for the SB100 and for Advance level riders. The rides are NOT for Beginner riders. You must already be able to ride for 20+ miles without stopping and you should be able to ride for 20+
miles at a 14-mph average. You should be a fairly good rider that desires increasing your endurance and strength. You should have a geared bike, preferably a road bike (best) or hybrid. You should feel comfortable riding with a group and riding on streets. You should know the bicycle rules (links below).

As Ride #8 –SB100- nears the event organizers/hosts will evaluate your ability and determine if you are ready for the final ride. If you do not attend all of the training series rides you may still do the SB100 ride but you must be granted permission to sign up for the SB100.

The training rides will be intended to help build endurance, strength, burn calories, and tone our legs, and the goal on ever ride will be to average 15-mph start-to-finish. Some routes will include bailout points or riders can turn around at any time. If an unforeseen incident
occurs (flat tire, chainsuck, etc.) we'll regroup and help out. No Rider Left Behind. However, riders must be prepared to deal with returning home on their own if necessary (carry a cell phone).

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

CRTS Remaining Rides:

Ride #7: June 1 - Cruise Around Town
50 miles, scale it back this week because next weekend is the SB100! The goal is to basically put in a solid ride but save our legs for next weekend. Also ride 30-miles May 26 thru May 30.
Mileage Week Total: 80 miles
Starts/Ends: NoHo Post Office - in front (Directions CLICK HERE)

Time required: 5.5hrs to 7hrs
Parking: Chandler Blvd. and nearby streets, Metro parking lot nearby too

As Ride #8 –SB100- nears the event organizers/hosts will evaluate your ability and determine if you are ready for the final ride. If you do not attend all of the training series rides you may still do the SB100 ride but you must be granted permission to sign up for the SB100.

Ride #8: June 8 - Santa Barbara 100
This is what we trained for and today is the payoff, Santa Barbara here we come! When we finish the plan is to stay in S.B. overnight and celebrate the accomplishment. The details about parking, how our overnight things will be delivered to S.B., and hotel (etc.) will be provided at a later date.
Starts: NoHo post office (directions CLICK HERE)
Ends: Santa Barbara
Time required: 10hrs to 11.5hrs

- Road (best)/hybrid bike, geared, tuned-up, chain lubed
- Helmet (mandatory), gloves, head warmer
- Spare tube (2 extra for longer rides), small pump
- Bike lights: rear & front
- Lightweight layers, wind breaker jacket, etc.
- Water & snacks, electrolytes (the more miles the more you need)
- Cell phone, small camera
- Cash for food, water, snacks, emergency, & Amtrak/Metro fee
- 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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  • Heather T.

    Loved the new route! great day and weather for a ride!!

    June 3, 2013

  • Lou

    A lil' bit of city glamour, a lil' bit of sea, a lil' bit industrial, and a scenic finish. The new route into Long Beach had a lil' bit of everything & it was fun. That was a smooth 50-mile ride & our moving time was 3hrs, 34min, IMPRESSIVE! Next Saturday is the SB100!!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Kathryn S.

    After CicLAvia June 23, come check out this race happening around City Hall! It'll be some of the best racers in Los Angeles!

    June 1, 2013

  • Leslie L.

    Sorry I'm not gonna be able to make; I didn't have a chance to buy a new tire. Have a great ride!!

    May 31, 2013

  • Lou

    We are taking the train back to the NoHo Station. Please have $3 ($4.50 without metro card).

    May 31, 2013

  • Heather T.

    Waiting List again???? What's a girl gotta do??? lol

    May 20, 2013

    • Ceci

      Heather, BNC no wait

      2 · May 22, 2013

    • Lou


      May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Check out Sea to Summit in Ventura (87 miles 12,000' vertical). Now that's a ride.

    May 30, 2013

  • jon

    Sorry guys heading out of town for the week. Have fun out there.

    May 25, 2013

  • Vince

    Waiting list??? Looks like I'm guna have 2crash this party .....haha

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I completely forgot that we're going to be up in Paso Robles this weekend! I'll be knocking out my 50 miles in wine country!

    May 20, 2013

    • Ceci

      If not we need to plan another Gino, you could scout the ride and Amtrak goes to Paso Robles.

      May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I belIeve the train goes to San Juan Capistrano. But you guys would probably have to spend the night somewhere out there to get an early start the following morning. It gets HOT up there!

      May 22, 2013

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