• LAST kit fitting session #3

    Gilles'

    This is our third and last fitting session - your final opportunity to come, try things on and make final decision on what sizes to order. This is also still open to everyone who has been hesitating so far - it is your chance to see what we will be ordering, and perhaps change your mind and participate in the order after all? The idea is to have a *shortish* event - as it is not our usual social pub night out, and we don't want to overuse our hosts' hospitality - so let's just try what we want to try, have a quick drink and snack (so BYOB!), chat for a while, and try to wrap it all up before 21h. What you can expect to see in the sample kit: 1) Things we will order, as we have met Castelli's limits here: - Aero Race 4.1 Jersey - S, M, L, XL, 2XL - Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort - M, L, XL, 2XL 2) Things we will almost surely order, as we have *just* met the limits, so we should be fine, unless someone changes their mind: - Aero Pro Women's Jersey - S, M, L - Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey - M, L, XL, 2XL 3) Things we might order, as we almost met the limits, but still need like 1-2 people to say "yes" (so these are just a teaser to make you want them more): - Sorpasso Team Winter Bibtight - M, L, XL 4) And finally what we still need more people for to be able to order: - Aero race Gloves - S, M, L Designs are almost final now, but still might slightly change. "3d views" should be added some time later this week. Group orange version: - jersey - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CD7yBENxK-BpjSYqGn6VL3x4t2QccjOS - bibshort - https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ZxhRX_aIJbZ193yhTeZz40FJ0DMvBrYl Black #suicidalpunks edition (we need few more people for these to be able to order them, especially bibshorts): - jersey: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1oQL48v3SUSYB2bktKs1rMA8MDqpTH2oh - bibshort: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1j1b17GBI1D2N_IhM0zFwAjKUiWay3KBj Note that we will order black edition (assuming these is enough takers to meet minimum order limits, ie 10 items per type) only if there is still enough people up for the orange version. As Jake did put it - be there or be 🔲 ! Huge thanks to our new host - Gilles!

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  • Sunday not-too-ambitious ride

    Place de la République

    Having been injured and completely out of fitness, I (selfishly) propose an easy ride for this Sunday. 80km starting from Republique at 8.30am on well-known Chevreuse roads (map courtesy of Jeff/Howard). https://www.strava.com/routes/13361583 We'll target the usual 23-25km/h pace. Let's just hope the weather is with us!

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  • Vélothon: Rouler solidaire - 50/100k

    Km0 - Kilomètre 0

    Official page: https://classics-challenge.cc/post/105 Lazy copy-pasta: Les 6 et 7 décembre 2019, le Classics Challenge s'associe au premier Vélothon. L'idée est d'inciter le plus de cyclistes possible à rouler solidaire, en versant chacun un euro par km au profit de l'AFM-Téléthon. Possibilité de verser moins, selon les possibilités de chacun. Pour notre part, nous vous attendons le 7 décembre au KM0, avec la proposition de deux boucles au choix, 50 km ou 100 km. Rendez-vous KM0,20 rue des Acacias, Paris 17e Départ 9h pour le 100 km Départ 10h30 pour le 50 km Arrivées Parc Martin Luther King, rue Cardinet, Paris 17e Les parcours 100 km // https://www.strava.com/routes/21647564 50 km // https://www.strava.com/routes/22700078 S'inscrire https://classics-challenge.typeform.com/to/h9fyx3 Donner à l'AFM-Téléthon https://soutenir.afm-telethon.fr/velothon

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  • A chilly hilly night ride

    Place de la Porte de Versailles

    From La Muerte to the infamous wall of Milon-la-Chapelle, the hills of Chevreuse will keep us warm on this strictly no-drop night ride. Please have strong front and back lights and visible clothing for everyone's safety. Departure at 8pm from Porte de Versailles. https://www.strava.com/routes/22820213

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  • Atelier mécanique du SCB

    Stade Léo Lagrange

    Lazy copy-pasta from Club SC Bellevillois' email: Si comme nous vous aimez vous charger de l'entretien de votre vélo, si comme nous vous voulez être autonome au bord de la route, venez nous rejoindre dimanche autour de notre atelier mécanique auprès de Pascal notre ami artisan passionné et passionnant. Nous serons heureux de partager un café avec vous. Official page with more info: http://www.sc-bellevillois.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1000

  • PCB group kit order #2

    Needs a location

    This is a follow-up to our initial call for interest and discussions event here - https://www.meetup.com/Paris-Cycling-B-Group/events/264702363/ Quick summary: we will order customized Castelli kit. Quality, eh? :) Here is their catalog: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9NzzZjQ5sUqWGVWQlR6Y1Z1Q1JIUGlpM0duRVNWb0F4NDZJ - their price list: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9NzzZjQ5sUqRjN5bGlEUEJnSVozZlkwX0ZSeW1NaktTak84 - and their custom site: https://www.castelli-cycling.com/fr-en/custom-cycling-clothing Last Friday with Jeff we have visited Dagg's offices (Castelli printers) to see different models in person and decide what we'll be ordering, and ended up with: - Aero Race 4.1 Jersey - https://www.castelli-cycling.com/fr-en/custom-cycling-clothing/men/tops/p/430020219P-002 - Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort - https://www.castelli-cycling.com/fr-en/custom-cycling-clothing/men/bottoms/p/430041619P-010 - plus any other stuff for which we'll be able to go over the minimum order limit There is an example of this exact set described here (even in similar colors): https://blog.castelli-cycling.com/2016/07/08/22212/ Apparently Castelli has agreed to lower the minimums for women's versions to 5 (just in case I will confirm with them again if this applies to jerseys/bibshorts only, or all women's kit), so hopefully it should be easier to gather enough interested for it as well. We won't be ordering any caps, as minimum order for them is 100. For less demanded things (like vests, winter kit, suits etc, for which we won't be able to get to minimum of 10) we could invite PCG to join our order too, and just get more generic PCG-branded stuff? I'm sure they would be interested in Castelli kit as well (not so sure about our orange design though...) What happens now: I will start fooling around with the new designs (which most probably will be pretty similar to the old ones, with just some new touches here and there) (and we're definitely keeping the orange!) *** IMPORTANT: *** Everyone interested please add yourself to the new order spreadsheet here - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xeUQ60MouEDdX6cH1RX-RZ2yMmhWGnsYyAWxiPfw9rI/edit (remember to scroll the sheet right, there is more there) (also, give me a shout if you would like to add something else there too) * For each item, check your size on relevant Castelli product page (all product names are links to the products) and put in in the appropriate column (if not sure, put both sizes you're considering, for example "M/L") - based on this we'll order sample kit. * If you want more than 1 item of a specific variation, add a multiplicator (for example "M x2"). * If considering a garment, but not sure yet if you really want to get it (for example a winter jersey) add it anyway with a question mark - might help with others' decisions and reaching the minimum order limits. Then we'll get the sample kit to check the sizes. Then I'll start collecting money for the final order. And then place the order, production, shipment... So don't get your hopes too high for getting it any time soon - I am hoping we'll get it for the next season, some time in April next year, perhaps slightly earlier, but probably not much before that. -- Discuss here, or in the new dedicated Whatsapp group - just add Dqk9giWxEMHHgRYJOR6xsk at the end of https://chat.whatsapp.com/ (such a new silly anti-spam protection).

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  • CX: Open The Road Paris #13

    Gymnase Chabrat

    Here is another one of our new off-roadish rides, this time joining an event organized by Caminade. Lazy copy-pasta from La Map Paris' email: Est-ce Gras-vel ? On est bien d'accord, ça caille grave, il fait nuit à 15h20 et on attend impatiemment le retour du beau temps dans 6 mois. Mais ce qui nous fait sortir de sous la couette tôt le matin le weekend, ce sont les plans bouillasses, cailloux et feuilles mortes, agrémentés de rencontres avec nos amis les chasseurs camouflés en orange fluo. C'est plus ou moins (du gravel quoi) ce que propose ce samedi la team des vélos Caminade avec une jolie sortie de 50 bornes en Chevreuse. Y'a même un arrêt brasserie de prévu. Ca démarre à 9h pile de Bures sur Yvette dans le 91. Inscriptions et renseignement ici : https://www.facebook.com/events/778634072581922/ Caminade page: https://caminade.eu/open.the.road.paris.30.novembre-33-1803.php Strava event: https://www.strava.com/clubs/163485/group_events/603992 Strava route: https://www.strava.com/routes/22782768 Optional early pre-meet point - our usual Studio Alpine Boulogne - https://goo.gl/maps/9bvnLKDtHT2v3dtAA - start 8h sharp (so be there just before!) - then follow https://www.strava.com/routes/22789708

  • Saturday Ride - Option for only roads - Chevreuse and Dampierre

    Route: https://www.strava.com/routes/20989987 It's a medium ride with bit of climbs, so should be an easy ride for Saturday. Also it's a quite short noticed one, sorry for that. As usual it's a no drop ride with a pace of 23-25 kph and we re-group at top of the hills or when necessary. I suggest one stop for coffee at Dampierre, so take some coins to enjoy a coffee together. Start point at Issy Val de Seine RER station (see on the map on the right side). Any doubt or looking some last minute info, text us on the WhatsApp Group. ______ Join our WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/LKNSUtdgVoKFeCPEyKvb9HNOBOTS for all cycling-related chit-chat, friendly banter and event coordination (just remove NOBOTS from the url).

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  • Kit fitting session #2

    Alex

    So, as the sample fitting kit is already here, let's do the fitting sessions, so that everyone can come, try things on and make final decision on what sizes to order. This is also open to everyone who has been hesitating so far - it is your chance to see what we will be ordering, and perhaps change your mind and participate in the order after all? The idea is to have a *shortish* event - as it is not our usual social pub night out, and we don't want to overuse our hosts' hospitality - so let's just try what we want to try, have a quick drink and snack (so BYOB!), chat for a while, and try to wrap it all up before 21h. What you can expect to see in the sample kit: 1) Things we will order, as we have met Castelli's limits here: - Aero Race 4.1 Jersey - S, M, L, XL, 2XL - Aero Pro Women's Jersey - S, M, L - Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort - M, L, XL, 2XL 2) Also few other things it would be nice to order, but we haven't met the limits, so more people would need to say yes (so these are just a teaser to make you want them more): - Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey - M, L, XL, 2XL - Sorpasso Team Winter Bibtight - M, L, XL - Aero race Gloves - S, M, L There are 2 fitting sessions - RSVP and come to the one that suits you better (or let me know if you would like to host another one on a different date). As Jake did put it - be there or be 🔲 ! Huge thanks to our hosts - Don and Alex!

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  • Kit fitting session #1

    Don's

    So, as the sample fitting kit is already here, let's do the fitting sessions, so that everyone can come, try things on and make final decision on what sizes to order. This is also open to everyone who has been hesitating so far - it is your chance to see what we will be ordering, and perhaps change your mind and participate in the order after all? The idea is to have a *shortish* event - as it is not our usual social pub night out, and we don't want to overuse our hosts' hospitality - so let's just try what we want to try, have a quick drink and snack (so BYOB!), chat for a while, and try to wrap it all up before 21h. What you can expect to see in the sample kit: 1) Things we will order, as we have met Castelli's limits here: - Aero Race 4.1 Jersey - S, M, L, XL, 2XL - Aero Pro Women's Jersey - S, M, L - Free Aero Race 4 Bibshort - M, L, XL, 2XL 2) Also few other things it would be nice to order, but we haven't met the limits, so more people would need to say yes (so these are just a teaser to make you want them more): - Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey - M, L, XL, 2XL - Sorpasso Team Winter Bibtight - M, L, XL - Aero race Gloves - S, M, L There are 2 fitting sessions - RSVP and come to the one that suits you better (or let me know if you would like to host another one on a different date). As Jake did put it - be there or be 🔲 ! Huge thanks to our hosts - Don and Alex!

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