Foxy's Fall Century Progressive Training Ride #2

Ready for your first century ride?  Or just want to keep training for a fall event?  Then this is the series for you!  Join us for our progressive training ride series designed to help you train for Foxy's Fall Century on October 19th.  Each week we add some distance and/or elevation to help you train for this beautiful ride through Solano and Napa Counties with 100 mile and 100 kilometer options available.

This week we've got a 50-mile ride starting at Mike's Bikes in Sausalito.

Please note that you will need to register separately for Foxy's Fall Century.  Registration opens on August 1st and typically sells out quickly.

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  • Mary S.

    I was loving life until my fall, Suzanne Burton took the best care of me in a really bad situation=hurt rider and unrideable bike. I can't say enough about what a kind and capable person Suzanne is. Thanks to the moon! Mary

    3 · August 26, 2013

    • Rebecca G.

      Yeah, I think we should all buy Suzanne lunch on the next ride for being such an awesome help. Glad you're OK Mary.

      2 · August 27, 2013

  • Genna d.

    Enjoyed the ride! Had a bit of a scare when I came up on Mary as she was sliding across the road at the top of the first descent. Fortunately, the car that came up on the other side of the road as she was going down, stopped, put on his flashers and kept other cars from going past us. Mary, hope you're doing OK!

    2 · August 27, 2013

  • Rebecca G.

    Had a wonderful time. However, rides should have a sweep. When we got back to the cars we had to make phone calls to locate a lost rider who was left behind.

    August 26, 2013

    • Rebecca G.

      Hi Lorri. Yes, your understanding was correct. At the bottom of Camino Alto there was talk about assigning a new sweep but that never happened. I didn't mind because I knew the route by heart already as I used to ride it often but when we lost a rider at the end it was cause for concern. Also, I hope Mary is OK. If you speak to her tell her I hope she's well after going down. ~Rebecca

      1 · August 26, 2013

    • Mary S.

      Hi Rebecca, I am fine-thank you. I was so grateful to have Suzanne to take care of me as I was quite bashed up and my bike was unrideable. She had to assess me, clean me up, figure out a course of action and then return to the cars and come back for me and make sure I made it back to Redwood City okay. After a visit to the Doc I have lots of painful internal bruising and plenty of external road rash and bruising. I was not sure what happened, all of a sudden I was going down. Today the owner of the bike shop found a piece of tar at the point of impact on the rim, so maybe that was it. My helmet took a major hit, so glad that I had a good one to protect me. Looking forward to riding with you again soon ;)

      2 · August 26, 2013

  • Dawn C.

    Great, challenging and beautiful ride. Very fast paced!

    2 · August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry but I recently broke my collar bone and am in rehab mode. I will really miss cycling for a few weeks!!!

    1 · August 20, 2013

    • Rebecca G.

      Marina, get well soon. I know how much injuries suck. I was laid up for three years after being rear-ended by a tractor trailer while out on my Harley. Surgery and PT was my whole life. I hope you have a speedier recovery and are able to get back out on the bike soon. Feel better.

      1 · August 22, 2013

    • Judy

      Yep...take care of yourself. I am still recovering from a spill 3 weeks ago. Ribs and hip remind me hourly to honor the rest. Stitches heal quick, it's the rest of the bruising that takes time. :) Walk, hike or do the stationary bike to get your "ya-ya's"­ out! Speedy recovery.

      1 · August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone looked at that map? There is some kind of turn around on Magnolia. Looks like we turn onto Center and turn around to get back onto San Anselmo for some reason. Map stops dead on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Not to mention just how difficult ridewithgps is to read on a bike.

    August 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Terria, I echo Lorri's sentiments, and add: the rude is a partial out 'n back. The Magnolia bit you see multi-directional, there's no turnaround. The map ends on Sir Francis Drake in Lagunitas, as that's where we turn around and retrace our ride until the cutoff into Tiburon. I agree that maps are difficult to follow at first while in the saddle, so we provide cuesheets (turn-by-turn text) that can affix to a handlebar holder or tuck neatly into your shorts. And we'll have over five very experienced team members riding with us, so nothing to worry about except having fun!

      2 · August 23, 2013

    • Rebecca G.

      Hi Terria. I want to echo what Lorri & Suzanne said. Nothing to worry about. SF to Lagunitas and SF around Paradise Dr are my two favorite North Bay rides that I do frequently. The only hard part of the whole day is the sadness when it's over. I know the exact route they are taking by heart and like Suzanne said, there will be over five very experienced team members riding with us. You're only concern will just be having fun and riding an amazingly fun and beautiful ride.

      August 23, 2013

  • carolyn g.

    Can't make it this week. But will be back in September!

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone!

    Alas, our map and cuesheet for Sunday's ride! I'll have printed sheets on-hand at our meetup.

    Can't wait,
    Suzanne

    http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3168116

    2 · August 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Ladies!

    We have a lovely ride planned for Sunday, pushing-off from Mike's Bikes in Sausalito, out to Lagunitas, then back, including Paradise drive in Tiburon, 50 miles/2,300 feet of climbing, plenty of stops for water and food. WOWZA! Please join us. Cuesheet to be posted shortly. If you have any specific questions, I'd be happy to help...

    Thanks,
    Suzanne
    Velo Girls

    4 · August 20, 2013

    • Rebecca G.

      I cannot wait! Coming down White Hill from Lagunitas is one of my favorite descents (easily exceed 45MPH), and it does not get more beautiful than Paradise drive.

      2 · August 20, 2013

  • Jenny B.

    I am wondering as well what the elevation is, I am between choosing this ride or the Woodside ride for beginners. Any guidance?

    2 · August 19, 2013

    • Julie

      Hi Jenny, Melo Velo is a great place to start. If you are already comfortable going on 40 mile plus rides, then please join us at Foxy's.

      1 · August 20, 2013

  • Michele

    Where will the ride be heading?

    1 · August 19, 2013

  • Dawn C.

    Hi! Is there a route map posted for this ride yet? I am wondering about the elevation...ride number one was quite a challenge!

    1 · August 19, 2013

    • Julie

      Our route master is hard at work in the map room. She will settle for nothing less than perfection. Will post as soon as it is ready.

      2 · August 19, 2013

  • Mary S.

    so where are we going?

    1 · August 18, 2013

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