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Team Velo Girls Cinderella Progressive Training Ride #6

Join Team Velo Girls on this women's-only progressive series of rides designed to prepare you for the Cinderella Classic on April 6th. This week we'll ride the Moraga Loop -- 44 miles with 3010 feet of climbing. Meet at Orinda BART @ 8:30am.


Please note that our Cinderella series rides are for Velo Girls members only. If you're not a member, you're welcome to join us on a ride, get to know us, and see what you think, but we encourage you to join the club before your second series ride. You'll find Velo Girls membership here: http://2013velogirlsmembership.eventbrite.com

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Getting harder every week.....

    1 · March 2, 2013

  • Deborah P.

    Anybody want to carpool from San Jose? I'm just south of downtown.

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need to work up to this:~(

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Ginny P.

    The route sheet for Ride #6 is posted to Meet Up! Under the Velo Girls logo, under the "more" tab - you will see the file. Put this together with the map my ride link and you'll be all set!

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Larissa Keiser C.

    Yay! Can't wait, hoping I can keep up after two weeks of not riding!

    1 · February 26, 2013

  • Ginny P.

    A couple of the team members rode this route on Sunday. A couple pointers for all of you:
    - There will be some hills. The longest one is on Reliz Valley road and is approximately 2 miles in length. Take your time, and you'll do fine. It's the only "3 Bears"- like hill on the route.
    - We will be riding on the Carquinez Restricted Path - which is a bit "rustic" - meaning some of the path is narrow, and some has been painted, which could mean slippery if it's a bit damp out. So, please take your time, and give your fellow cyclists plenty of room. There are large rocks along the path, so caution is in order. The good news is that this is not a long section of our route.
    - We will be stopping for lunch at a Safeway - please bring money for lunch and water. We also have the opportunity to stop a couple more times for Starbucks.

    Please note - this ride is 45 miles with 3010 feet of climbing. Expect to be on the road for about 5 or more hours.

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Ginny P.

      Hey Betsy - we're still working on it.... I'll post as soon as I can!

      1 · February 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay, no problema!

      1 · February 25, 2013

  • Catherine W.

    Kelley H (my cousin) would like to join this ride - she is new to the area and a good rider.

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Ginny P.

      your cousin is welcome as long as she's comfortable with distance and climbing. If she's never ridden 45 miles before, it might not be a good idea. Please check the map link and use your good judgement.

      1 · February 25, 2013

  • Ginny P.

    What should you pack in your jersey pockets for a 45 mile ride?
    - chapstick
    - sunscreen
    - at least 2 bottles of water - you should target one bottle per hour of riding. I have one bottle reserved for electrolytes and the other for water. This ride has enough places to stop for refilling.
    - food: GU or equivalent is good quick energy (I pack honey), but if you want something to last longer - you've got some choices: almonds, peanut butter on whole wheat bread, a minibagel w/ cream cheese or peanut butter, cheese sticks, any number of protein-based granola bars.
    - Action wipes or a wet wipe (single use) for tire changing, or when you don't have anything else to clean up with
    -money and ID and a credit card (I blew a tire last Sunday and needed my card)
    - your phone w/a fully charged battery
    - ALWAYS bring a spare tube and tire changing kit. We will be out in the back 40 again, and you need to be comfortable with your tools should you need them.

    1 · February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ha ha, "Rustic" is putting it mildly! Some great views to be had though

    2 · February 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The CC training rides are definitely becoming more challenging. A great way to increase skill and performance.

    1 · February 11, 2013

    • Lorri Lee L.

      So proud of you, Betsy!

      February 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      :)

      February 25, 2013

  • Ginny P.

    We're back in the East Bay and have a beautiful ride through the back 40 - will see rolling hills, cows, llamas, sheep, farms, beautiful homes, and a little traffic along Mt Diablo. See the mapmyride file (for distance, elevation): http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/69681574

    Please remember - no helmet - no ride
    bring water, food, money for the road, ID, your tire changing kit, your bike in good working order. NOTE: The earlier meet time - please be on time to listen to the route description and safety information.

    1 · February 19, 2013

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