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Swami's Morning Ride - C Group
Beginning in south Carlsbad, this classic Swami's route starts north along the coast, then heads inland for some short climbing challenges. For this ride, the coast portion is conducted as a double paceline (2×2), but is not a circular our rotating paceline like done on the Swami’s B group. If you don't don't want to pull at all, just immediately rotate off when you get to the front. No one will fault you for it. The ride regroups at the end of Carlsbad Village Drive after turning right onto College, and after turning right off Faraday Avenue onto College. This ride is conducted at a Swami's C group speed: approximately 18-22 mph on flat ground, with overall averages in the 16-18 mph range. Suggested for Team Fun Riders comfortable with the fastest Team Fun Group, or those in the front of the D group (women's intermediate group) looking for a challenge. The route is the same each week. I suggest familiarizing yourself with the route and having it handy in case you get separated from the group. 22 miles, 1700' For riders who ride at the front of the C group (advanced women's group) and are experienced with rotating pacelines, you may want to try the Swami's B group, which is the second group to leave. Order of rides: Swami's A (Pro & race pace ride) leaves at 6:30. This is one of the fastest rides around. Swami's B (Race/Fast paced ride) leaves shortly after around 6:32. This is probably also one of the faster rides around, but doable for experienced women (averages 18+ overall on a hilly route). Swami's C leaves shortly after B, around 6:33. This is a great tempo/interval workout and would be considered an advanced women's ride. Social: Meet at La Costa Coffee afterward for coffee with the group.

NW corner of La Costa and El Camino Real

NW corner of La Costa and El Camino Real · Carlsbad, CA

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Welcome to Swami's Team Fun !

Our goal as a group is to grow the positive vibe in the cycling community, with a specific focus on building support for the women’s cycling community. We ride "for the love of the ride", and whether you are a beginner or a seasoned rider, we have the riding group for you. We love variety, adventure, and challenging each other to new accomplishments through support in a non-competitive environment.

Join us for our group rides. We offer three guided group ride levels, and all rides are regroup:

Advanced: Fast-paced, longer rides generally >40 miles with average speeds on flats >20 mph and average pace times over hilly routes >15 mph. Minimal stoppage times, less frequent regrouping.

Intermediate: Moderately-paced, mixed length rides (30-50 miles) with average speeds on the flats in the 16-18 mph range with emphasis on building climbing skills, not necessarily hammering those hills. Set stoppage points and time-lengths to allow for differing speeds, but will be limited to keep the pace.

Beginner: Slower-paced, shorter rides (25-35 miles) with average speeds in the 12-15 mph range with an overall emphasis on building riding skills: using your gears, pacing, riding safely in traffic. The Beginner rides are always “no drop” meaning the group will wait for those who are falling behind.

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